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How To Revamp Your Ikea Dresser With Paint

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$20
12 Hours
Easy

I am in the slow process of giving my guest room a new look and I am starting with the accent pieces. It just seems easy that way for me. This is an old ikea dresser that I transformed with Decoart Maxx Gloss paint.
Watch the video above for all the nitty gritty or dig into the step by step instructions.
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Since the wood was already raw no need to sand nor prime. You do want to remove the drawers from the dresser and detach the knobs from the drawers.
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I used Decoart Maxx Gloss paint for a high gloss finish. Shake well before using. This color is Sapphire.
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Using a 2" brush, "follow the grain" of your dresser and paint in thin coats. Let it dry between each coat.
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As your dresser is drying it is time to work on the drawers! I thought the white (Fine China) would be a nice contrast with the blue. I also spray painted the wooden knobs with Rustoleum Bright Coat in Gold for some additional nautical realness!
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As tempting as it may seem to paint all over the place don't forget painting in one direction prevents streaks.
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Let all your pieces dry COMPLETELY before you reassemble 8 hours to overnight should be suffice. Some gold spray painted seashells really gave it a luxe feeling. Not bad for an Ikea find.

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Deborah Kinney
    on Jun 29, 2017

    Where did you purchase the Max Gloss from?

  • Jjqq
    on Jun 29, 2017

    Hi--I wondered if you used a primer before painting - I have never heard of Max Gloss before, but the result is wonderful-dresser looks great!

    • A.V. Does What
      on Jun 29, 2017

      Luckily since it is raw wood I didn't have to. The Maxx Gloss is from Decoart! Thanks for watching.

  • A.l22713976
    on Jul 2, 2017

    We're can we buy Max gloss paint. In Canada.

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