DIY Network

How to Paint an Armoire Using a Woven-Cane Technique

A deep walnut wood color and woven-cane paint technique give this bedroom armoire an island feel.

More in Painting

  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Sand the Dresser

Remove hardware from dresser and armoire.

Sand and wipe dressers.

Step 2: Paint the Drawers

Paint doors and drawers 2149-40 Timothy Straw.

Take mini-squeegees and cut a comb pattern in the rubber blade with an X-acto knife.

Step 3: Mix Glaze and Apply Squeegee Technique

Mix clear glaze (two parts) with 2115-10 Appalachian Brown (one part) and roll onto drawers and panels.

Use the squeegee comb to drag through the glaze vertically. Let dry really well.

Step 4: Paint Cases and Repeat Squeegee Technique

Paint cases with 2115-10 Appalachian Brown in eggshell finish using rollers and brushes. Apply a second coat if necessary and let dry.

When the glaze is dry, repeat the squeegee technique dragging horizontally for a woven effect. Let dry really well.

Step 5: Paint the Trim

Paint the trim dark brown and let dry.

Was this project helpful?

Don't forget: Read comments and leave your own




Sign in

All fields are required.

E-mail Address:


Remember me on this computer

Signing in

Please enter your email address and we will send your password

E-mail Address

Your password has been sent and should arrive in your mailbox very soon.

Not a member?

Sign up with DIY Network to share tips with other do-it-yourselfers and comment and ask questions on projects.

It's free and easy.