My Glamorous Metallic Silver Dresser & How to Do Silver Leafing

Tracey Bellion
by Tracey Bellion
2 Materials
4 Hours
What girl doesn’t appreciate a little GLAM in their life??? whatever it is that you do on a daily basis….a LITTLE GLAM could go a LONG way in this world we live in! Especially if it’s a slam of glam with a illustrious silver dresser. This post will show you want paint colors to use to get this GLAM look and includes a link to a short "how-to silver leafing" video so you can step up your DIY Furniture game!
My client asked me to recreate a piece that caught her eye in my portfolio, which was a piece painted several years ago when browns and golds were the IN THING (still are in my house….shhhhh!). She wanted me to recreate this piece in a cool tones that have now become the IN THING….greys and silvers. So I did just that with this gorgeous silver dresser!
The french provincial style dressers have become nearly EXTINCT here in south Texas with the DIY wave and everyone in the world deciding they want to be a furniture painter and leaving me with absolutely nothing to source from and have to fight like a dog to get my hands on!!!! BUT I FOUND ONE! I may have had to drive 3 hours round trip to get it…..but SCORE!
For the body of this piece I chose a nice blue/gray color for the undercoat and topped this with a creamy ivory. I then used silver leafing for the drawer fronts. This technique is so easy and makes such a huge impact! Get all the paint colors and a short video on how to do the silver leafing in my full blog post here.
I finished off the hardware and nail heads with my favorite silver metallic spray paint before putting them in place. This gorgeous dresser with its multi-tonal softly distressed shimmering front finish is now living sunny Florida…..where it will add a little GLAM to the life of a busy girl!
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Suggested materials:
  • Chalk type paint
  • Clear coat
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  • Brenda  S. Brenda S. on Feb 18, 2017
    so pretty!!

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Feb 19, 2017
    I have this same dresser, plus the tall chest and bed to match way up in Michigan. It's so pretty! I may try this for my own daughter. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Tracey Bellion Tracey Bellion on Feb 19, 2017
      You are so welcome Stephanie! And you should!!! It's such an easy project and offers an amazing finish!