furniture makeover- how to update a dresser with paint

It’s no secret that I like to update things in my home on a pretty regular basis, so I’m sure you’re not surprised that one day I decided to change the color of my walls from SW Basket Beige (a gold tone) to  HC-172 Revere Pewter (a greige tone). As you can see in the before and after shots, the paint color looks great! However, this dresser really didn’t look good with the new paint color. I bet you can guess what I did next! I gave the dresser a furniture makeover! If you’ve ever wanted to update a dresser with paint, this is the tutorial for you!

furniture makeover- how to update a dresser with paint
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Supplies needed for this furniture makeover:

step 1)  Remove Drawers.  Remove hardware. 

Step 2)  Sand with 220 sandpaper. 

Step 3)  Clean with Krud Kutter

Step 4)  Prime with shellac.  Let dry.

Step 5) Using a buffing pad, make sure the finish is nice and smooth before you continue.

Step 6)  Using a good quality paint brush and a mini roller, apply one coat of enamel to dresser frame and drawers.  Let dry.

Repeat step 5.

Repeat step 6.

Repeat steps 5 & 6 again if needed.  Let dry 24 hours before glazing.

Step 7)  Starting with a drawer, use a staining pad to wipe glaze on the surface.  Quickly wipe off any excess with a rag or cheesecloth.

Repeat with other drawers and then glaze the dresser frame.  Let dry overnight.

Step 8)  Apply 1 coat of clear coat using a brush and mini-roller.  Let dry.

Repeat step 8.

Step 9)  Replace hardware.  Replace drawers.

furniture makeover- how to update a dresser with paint

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