Painted Dresser Ideas 

Are you looking for some unique and inspiring painted dresser ideas? We got you covered! Making your own painted furniture can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before, but these ideas will help you with your project.

A painted dresser is an easy and affordable way to upgrade the look of an old dresser without having to buy a new one. You can make it look completely different with the right color, technique, and materials.

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Don’t be intimidated by the idea of painting your own dresser – it’s easier than you think! You can do it yourself or make it a fun DIY project with friends or family.

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By painting your dresser, you also get to update it to your personal style and taste, making it a unique piece of furniture for your home. It’s a great opportunity to add some personality to your space.

Real quick, before we get to the painted dresser ideas, let’s take a look at how you can paint your old dresser and what kind of paint to use.

How Do You Paint an Old Dresser?

Begin by making sure the dresser’s surface is clean and free from dust, oils, grease, or grime. Read more about how to clean furniture before painting here.

Then, for best results, scuff sand the dresser to help the paint stick. Learn more about the importance of sanding before painting furniture here. 

If your dresser has existing paint, check out our guide on how to repaint a dresser.

Next up is priming. I know it’s not fun to prime, but it helps stop stains from coming through paint, and it helps the paint adhere better, and look better. 

Check out our post about how to stop stains from coming through paint to learn more about why we prime.

Finally comes the fun part—painting! You can use a paint brush, a paint roller, or even a paint sprayer to paint your dresser. Learn more about the best painting furniture supplies here. 

Some paints require a topcoat, so if you don’t want to topcoat, pick a paint that doesn’t need a topcoat. Otherwise, learn all about topcoats for painting furniture here. 

What Kind of Paint Do You Use On a Dresser?

Not all paint is created equally. Some are easier to use, and some stick better than others.

Stay away from latex paint (paint that you would put on your walls.) Latex paint doesn’t stick well, and it isn’t durable. So all of your hard work will get ruined pretty quickly.

For most painted dresser projects, you can use chalk paints, enamel paints, all-in-one paints, and mineral paints.

They have good adhesion properties, are easy to apply, and are available in a multitude of colors. Check out our post about the best paint for furniture here.

Now, onto the painted dresser ideas! 

These all include the paint and the color used, so you aren’t left wondering how to get the look. Plus, read through each makeover’s post to learn how to get the same look on your dresser.

Painted Dresser Ideas

Revitalize your outdated dresser with these creative painted dresser ideas! From bright, bold colors to subtle pastels, each idea includes the paint color used so that you can easily recreate it.

Get ready to start transforming your space – let's get painting!

What color should I paint my dresser?

There are so many colors to choose from when it comes to painting your dresser. If you’re still feeling stuck, here are a few tips to help you decide on a color:

  • Consider the current color scheme in your room: If you have a neutral colored room, consider adding a pop of color with your dresser. If your room is already colorful, opt for a more neutral or complementary shade.
  • Look for inspiration: Browse through home decor magazines, Pinterest, or online to get inspired by different color combinations.
  • Think about the mood you want to create: Different colors evoke different emotions and moods. For example, blues and greens can create a calming atmosphere, while reds and oranges add energy and vibrancy to a space.
  • Consider the style of your room: Is your room more traditional or modern? Choose a color that complements the overall style of your space for a cohesive look.

Popular painted furniture colors are classics like white and black, as well as trendy and bold colors like navy blue, emerald green, and warm grey.

Pink, light blue, and olive green are also popular choices for a softer and more whimsical atmosphere. You can go for a monochromatic look or mix and match different colors for a fun and eclectic touch.

Ultimately, the best color for your dresser is one that you love and will enjoy seeing in your space every day. And if you ever get tired of your chosen color, you can always repaint it in the future.

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