When I was at Home Hardware I noticed that they had a Krylon spray paint in Latex. Normally I wouldn't go for that but I wanted it to be safe for the little ones room with the least amount of off-gassing as possible. So I chose a primer, and 2 colours. An Off-white called Niagra Ivory Mist and a Gray called Gulf Gray. Here's a pic of those.
Next I sanded down the whole thing with a 220 grit sand paper to lift off all the nasties that this thing had shed over the years. Now it was ready to prime! I did very light strokes of this paint.
So the cool thing about this latex spray paint is that it dries quite quickly (with minimal odour). When using an oil based paint, it is best to wait at least 12 hours. This was about an hour when all was said and done. Next I painted the off-white on everything. Again, using light even coats. I have always found with white colours especially, it always takes an extra coat or two to achieve the same look you get with a darker one. The problem I found with this paint is that it is a lot runnier than other brands so when I thought all was good and even, I walked away to later return and find that it had ran in a line down the side. Poop. I wasn't very happy. I sanded it down until smooth but this paint just doesn't cover the same as others. Oh well. I thought of a solution. That's coming up soon. The only part that actually was pure perfection was the drawers so at least those looked good. Considering that it's the front of the whole thing, I was pleased to say the least.
Next, I begged my husband to help me lay out the chevron print. I'm not so good at laying out precise things. I'm more of an abstract girl so here is where I needed his help. Desperately. We measured equal distances between the points top and bottom and drew pencils marks with a square. Then we laid painters tape along the pencil marks. I wish I would have used frog tape instead but I didn't have any on hand. I won't make that mistake again as it did bleed through a bit. Here it is taped and being painted with the gray colour.