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Chic Black Painted Dresser

A couple weeks ago I painted a French Provincial buffet in black. It was my first furniture makeover I painted in black. Since then, I've had a bit of a color crush, and have refinished several more pieces in black. Here is my latest...
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I mean really, can you blame me for crushing on this dresser?! The rich black paired with the gold hardware makes it hard to resist!
  • chic black painted dresser, painted furniture
The piece didn't start out quite so swoon-worthy though. However the clean modern lines and brass hardware made this piece a standout as soon as I saw it.
  • chic black painted dresser, painted furniture
I wanted to create a statement piece without being too over the top. I knew that General Finishes Lamp Black would work perfect for the look I was going for. I sanded the piece and then applied two coats of paint. I sealed the base with wax, however went with polyurethane for the top for extra protection and extra shine.
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After polishing the hardware, it still wasn't quite as shiny as I wanted. I sprayed it with a coat of Rustoleum Metallic Gold. The gold hardware really creates a sophisticated and polished look.
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Gold accents and accessories are so popular right now, making this hardware trendy and classic at the same time.
  • chic black painted dresser, painted furniture
They neutral color and clean lines of this piece makes it compatible with so many different styles. I went with an upscale transitional look when styling it.
  • chic black painted dresser, painted furniture
The only problem with this piece...I have no space in my house for it and I think the husband may go berserk if I try and keep one more piece of my furniture!
  • chic black painted dresser, painted furniture
Check out more details at http://www.vintagerefined.com/blog/2015/12/2/chic-black-dresser

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  • Roxy Lee
    Roxy Lee Selden, NY
    on Dec 6, 2015

    Love what you did. Love it!

  • Barn Tree Place
    Barn Tree Place Temecula, CA
    on Dec 6, 2015

    This is a GORGEOUS statement piece! Great job! I work with chalk paint, but may need to try the milk paint too. Happy crafting! ;)

  • Danee Kaplan
    Danee Kaplan Portage, MI
    on Dec 6, 2015

    I don't know why but I am still always impressed that these God awful ugly dressers simply need a little TLC and some paint to become a regal and beautiful piece of furniture. It looks really great painted black with the gold hardware and sitting under that large painting.

  • Patty Barnard
    Patty Barnard
    on Dec 6, 2015


  • Lisa Burns
    Lisa Burns Louisville, KY
    on Dec 6, 2015

    That is beautiful. You did an awesome job.

  • Velen
    Velen Riverside, CA
    on Dec 6, 2015

    I LOVE IT! I have 2 old Italian provincial dressers (yellowed white and gold -- from the 60's) that were mine as a kid, and this is what I had planned to do to them...Thanks, now I know that they will look great when I finally get around to it!

  • Joan
    Joan Spring Hill, TN
    on Dec 6, 2015

    It looks really pretty, I love it!

  • Johnchip
    Johnchip Washington, DC
    on Dec 6, 2015

    elegant, simple and always in style, basic black.

  • Debi-14
    Debi-14 Newnan, GA
    on Dec 6, 2015


  • Carol Potts
    Carol Potts Alliance, OH
    on Dec 6, 2015

    I love to have a piece of black furniture in a few rooms throughout the house. It always looks good with other decor. This piece is stunning! I think I'd have to find a place for it in your house even if the hubs does go berserk!

  • Cordle527
    Cordle527 Detroit, MI
    on Dec 6, 2015

    Love this. Had water damage in dining room, lost table and buffet. Will look for a dresser instead and try this. Have been unable to find a real wood formal table as of yet.

  • Leslie
    Leslie Blue Ridge, GA
    on Dec 6, 2015


  • Sandy Hartnett
    Sandy Hartnett Philadelphia, PA
    on Dec 6, 2015

    Love the new look! Hugs

  • Barbara
    Barbara Signal Mountain, TN
    on Dec 6, 2015

    This is extraordinary! Love the bright gold hardware!

  • Betty Fromal
    Betty Fromal Hampton, VA
    on Dec 6, 2015

    One word- BEAUTIFUL!!!!! This black piece of furniture is so elegant, great job. I love this transformation. Thank you for sharing, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Somewhat Quirky
    Somewhat Quirky Grosse Pointe, MI
    on Dec 7, 2015

    beautiful job!

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Dec 7, 2015


  • Denise Hardy
    Denise Hardy Spain
    on Dec 7, 2015

    Beautiful 👍

  • Sandra Crosbie
    Sandra Crosbie Ireland
    on Dec 7, 2015

    Beautiful. I agree the black is stunning with the gold.

  • Lisa House
    Lisa House Vickery, OH
    on Dec 12, 2015


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