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How To Revive A Dated Dresser

I recently updated my bedroom. We had a dated cherry sleigh bed and matching dressers (Can you say Y2K!). I gave away the bed and replaced it with an beautiful upholstered headboard. The dressers were solid wood so I wanted to give them a facelift to fit with my current style.

DIY Dresser Makeover
BEFORE

I picked out a gray shade of paint (Sherwin Williams ‘Software”) and made a batch of chalk paint using this recipe.

This is a 3 step paint process. 1) Base color 2) Black Glaze 3) Top Coat.

dresser makeover paint and glaze

I painted the dresser with 2 coats of the gray chalk paint letting the paint dry between coats. I love working with chalk paint on furniture; you don’t have to worry about prepping the piece before you start painting.

Gray Chalk Paint/ DIY Dresser Makeover
2 COATS OF GRAY PAINT

This was my first time working with a glaze and I was a little nervous! The clear glaze has the look and consistency of white glue.

To make the black glaze I dribbled a very small amount of black paint into the clear glaze and stirred it completely. I did this a couple of time until I got the glaze dark enough.

Using a paint brush I lightly brushed on the glaze.

Black Glaze/ DIY Dresser Makeover
ADDING THE BLACK GLAZE

After I brushed on the glaze I went over the area with a lint free cloth. You need to do this when the glaze is still wet. I did the glazing process in sections- first I did the top, then each side, and finally drawer by drawer brushing on the glaze and then wiping off.

DIY Dresser Makeover

I  love how the glaze brought out all the details on the dresser!

The knobs are actually the original wood ones; I sprayed them with a metallic bronze spray paint. (My husband is a creature of habit and I didn’t want him complaining that new ones felt different 😂).

GRAY BUREAU/BLACK GLAZE

I love how this came out! I’m so glad I took the time to update and keep this piece.

GRAY BUREAU/BLACK GLAZE
FINISHED DRESSER
Modern Farmhouse/Cottage/Coastal Master Bedroom
FINISHED MASTER BEDROOM

Now, on to my dresser!!

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