This dresser started out pretty drab and definitely needed a face lift. I've been drooling over the paint dipped look and this chest of drawers was perfect for it! There is something beautiful about combining wood and paint, especially when the paint color is an ever so popular teal.
Paint Dipped Highboy Dresser in Teal
I started out with a little bit of prep work, since I always want the most durable long lasting finish. You can find my prep process here. Then I refreshed the top portion of the dresser with some gel stain, and sealed it off with an oil based polyurethane.
Once the top portion was completely dry (about 24-48 hours depending on the climate) I taped off the top, making sure to measure and use a level for a a straight even line all the way around. I used basic blue painters tape and made sure the tape was completely sealed to create a crisp edge. Then I taped on plastic and some craft paper to protect the top from over spray. I created a stunning custom color of Country Chic Paint for the bottom by mixing about 1 part Jitterbug to 4 parts Happy Hour. Both colors are absolutely beautiful on their own, but I was looking for a slightly deeper color than Happy Hour, and mixing them made up the perfect shade.
I sprayed on a few coats of paint with our paint sprayer, (have I mentioned how much I love our paint sprayer??) then let it all dry. I lightly distressed all of the edges with 220 grit sandpaper, wiped it all down, and sprayed on 2 coats of Poly for extra durability. Finally I was able to remove the tape and plastic to reveal the most beautiful "dipped" teal dresser. For the finishing touch I updated the hardware to new acrylic knobs from D. Lawless Hardware to complete the vintage modern feel.
To learn more about the exact products used and a video about refinishing this, visit our blog post through the link below!
- Chalk Paint (Country Chic Paint)
- Gel Stain (General Finishes)
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Published October 26th, 2017 8:34 AM