Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Drab to FAB Dresser

I found this dresser online for $40.00. It had a gazillion coats of paint on it and was in need of some serious prep work, but it had pretty good bones. Plus it was all wood, that is always a bonus.

Here is what a did-

1. I cleaned the dresser really well with a little hot soapy water. 
2. I then removed the knobs and sanded it down. Not straight down to the wood, but  I sanded it enough to give it a smooth feel. 
3.Then I wiped it down again with hot water. (You want to make sure to remove all the fine dust particles.)
4. I spray painted the dresser with this-

 It took 4 coats. More than usual, but with all the paint coats it had from previous owners, I wanted to make sure to get it nice and thick.
5. I lightly sanded the dresser again to get rid of any over spray and to give it a shabby feel.
6. I taped off the top of the dresser so I could make stripes.
7. I spray painted the knobs and top stripes with the shiny metallic finish.

8. I applied a spray clear coat to seal the paint. 

And here is the finished product.

And one more side by side..

Happy Crafting,


  1. Love it! I have been painting everything in sight with gold metallic spray paint lately. My husband says, "Surprise, surprise...it's gold." ;)

  2. T!hat turned out great. I just did a similar thing on my blog. Love turning trash to treasure. Love the stripes on top...so cute


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