How To Revamp Your Ikea Dresser With Paint

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.
Time: 12 HoursCost: $20Difficulty: Easy
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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