Gold Dipped Navy Dresser Set

Sarah Trop
by Sarah Trop
I took old bedroom decor - painted the pieces and now the set looks sharp and classy.
We bought a bedroom set that is fondly known as the mermaid dresser set. Here it is before:
I know a couple of mermaid lovers like the scales, but I wanted them to go bye bye. So, we flipped the panels so the scales are hidden inside the doors and painted the set a dark navy with gray undertones. I went with Benjamin Moore’s Wescott Navy. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post at I wanted the base and legs to have a gold dipped design. To achieve that look, after you paint it navy, you’ll have to tape off the top and spray paint the base/legs with gold spray paint.
Finally, I added gold hardware.
Here are the afters!
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  • Joyce Joyce on Nov 20, 2016
    the hardware terrific where is it from

  • Connie Connie on Nov 21, 2016
    Please tell us where you got the hardware, your handles... they are so beautiful! Thank you!!

  • Glenys Glenys on Nov 21, 2016
    How do you get the paint work to look so smooth

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  • Rosemary & Thyme Rosemary & Thyme on Jan 06, 2017
    I am swooning. It turned out incredible. You did an outstanding job on this piece. Congratulations. Janet

  • Dsouther Dsouther on Mar 24, 2019

    This is the only painted furniture project I have viewed that I thought turned looking better than the original wood. I didn't like the fish scales either. The handles are very pretty.