Pictures of "One Fish..." Dresser

This one I did all on my own. It turned out pretty well - but I wish I would have asked for some advice before I started; it would've stopped me from making a lot of little mistakes (which only I notice, I'm sure).

I wish I'd come up with the idea myself - but I stole the idea from a piece I saw on the Seuss Navy sight (may it rest in peace).

I used the same "scan/print/project" trick that I used on the walls and doors to get the pattern onto the dresser. We bought an unfinished dresser from a local store (about $150) and I sanded it, primed it, painted it (3 coats), put on the characters and lettering, then applied about 5 coats of clear coat.


Make sure you purchase clear coating material that is specifically designed to be applied over whatever paint you are buying. Some clear coats will yellow, or worse, smear the underlying paint. Behr sells one specifically formulated to be applied over their latex paints.

If I was going to do it again, I would look for some clear coating that was in a spray can - applying the poly with a brush was arduous, and you have to be diligent when watching for drips.