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.
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.
Learn ALL of my tips and tricks on How to Spray Polyurethane here!
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.