Check out this antique dresser makeover with chalk paint and gel stain! Here’s a kind of unique and really fun way to paint your old dresser.
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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.
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.
See gel stain in action with this tutorial on how to stain wood darker.
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 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.
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.
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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.
Mixing paint colors can open up a whole new world of possibilities, especially for those wanting completely unique pieces.
I’m so glad we took the leap to create a fun new color from two already stunning colors.
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