Paint a dresser without sanding or priming in three easy steps with this step by step tutorial and one of my favorite paints for furniture.
Hey hey! We have come to the end of the month and the 5th post for The New Year New Room Refresh hosted by Casa Watkins Living. Due to illness and delayed products with some of our bloggers, we’ve decided to postpone the grand reveal to next week. Which you means you get to see more awesome decorating tips and DIYs!
How to paint a dresser without sanding or priming it!
I’ve been working on my daughter’s boho vintage bedroom and finished up an awesome painted dresser makeover with mint and gold paint and the best part is I didn’t have to sand or prime first. You may be wondering what kind of paint you can use on furniture without sanding? Scroll down my friend and I’ll let you in on the secret.
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Week 1: Vintage Boho Girls Room Inspiration | Week 2: An Ikea Hack for Chic Storage | Week 3: Decorating with Boho Vintage Accessories | Week 4: How to use Wallpaper, Paint, and Trim All in One Room | Week 5: A Dresser Makeover without Sanding | Week 6: Boho Vintage Girl’s Bedroom Reveal
If you are new here, howdy! I’m a recently retired military spouse who moved back to Texas after being gone 19 years. I’ve perfected the art of rental decorating and overcoming challenges in small spaces the last fifteen years but now am tackling home ownership with a new set of challenges! I love infusing colorful global style with DIYs and furnishings in our one story 60’s ranch style home.
Mint and Gold Dresser Makeover
I love finding short cuts when it comes to painting. It’s important to use the right steps to get a paint job that will last but it helps to find a product that makes it easy peasy! Which is why I’m thrilled to be working with Velvet Finishes again. (Check out how I transformed a simple storage cube for last year’s New Year New Room Refresh!)
Let me remind you what the dresser looked like before.
After I changed my daughter’s changing table to a dresser when she was much smaller, I gave it a face lift with green paint, initials, gold leaf, and vintage pulls. But after 7 years, we were ready for a change and with the new room design, it desperately needed some love.
The best paint for furniture without sanding applied in three simple steps:
- First is READY. You spray it on and wipe it off to remove any glossy finish.
- Paint 2 light coats of COLOUR. (This paint dries fairly quickly.) I used Cosmopolitan on the dresser makeover.
- Use PROTECT as a top coat. I love this step! Usually I wait a week for paint to completely cure but with this product, I’m able to place decorative accessories on top right away.
Add embellishment with a stencil and gold paint:
Since we covered up my daughter’s initials on the middle drawer, I decided to add a different embellishment with a stencil I used for her DIY clipboard art display.
- Tape your stencil in place and have a stencil brush and gold craft paint ready.
- Dip your dry brush tip into the paint and dab off excess paint.
- Use a stifle motion and dab it on top of the stencil, holding the brush straight up and dow so the brush head is flat against the surface.
- Use less paint and add multiple layers until desired coverage is completed.
It’s the perfect touch and oh my goodness, doesn’t that paint color look amazing with the Milton and King wallpaper and chair molding I shared last week?
If you are looking for more tips on painting furniture and whether or not you should even touch an antique or family heirloom with paint, I answered all of those questions when I gave my grandmother’s french provincial dresser a refresh.
I can’t wait to show the rest of the room next week. It’s so nice to have a space completely done in our house. I’m hoping to get two more major room makeovers in this year. I’m sure I’ll find inspiration with the rest of the talented ladies participating in this challenge! Scroll down and lets go check out their updates.
BOHO VINTAGE GIRLS BEDROOM TO DO LIST:
Update IKEA Kallax Bookcase with DIY base and inserts Add chair rail Paint the wall above chair rail Paint the ceiling Sand the wall and install wallpaper Paint dresser and update hardware Bring in new bed and refresh bedding Install new curtain rod Hem curtains and hang Finish up with boho and vintage touches/styling Paint fan blades (new to-do!)
(That feels good!)
If you liked this post you will also love making over a cabinet with paint and removable wallpaper!