Monday, December 7, 2015

DIY Glossy Three Drawer Dresser

Shiny, glossy and almost lacquer-like this painted three drawer dresser is complete!  Would you believe this high gloss finish was achieved using a water based brush-on paint?   It's true folks.

I used this beautiful Caribbean Sea blue color for the drawer fronts and White China on the dresser body: 

To achieve this amazing finish first select a piece of furniture.  I built this three drawer dresser from scratch (and will share the plans soon!) so my wood was unfinished.

Step 1: Select furniture piece.  If using unfinished wood it is recommended to seal the wood with Multi-Purpose Primer & Sealer.

Step 2: Using a brush or roller (I opted for both because of the large open spaces) apply the paint as usual.  Americana Decor Maxx Gloss has an extended open time which allows for easy workability and an ultra smooth finish.

Step 3: On the drawer fronts roll on the Caribbean Sea.  Roll to a smooth even coat then sand using 220 grit and apply a second coat. 

You can see above the glossy finish even reflects the floor and baseboard onto the side of the dresser! Let the paint dry fully and once cured it's a super hard and durable finish.

Although I'm quite smitten with White China and Caribbean Sea, there are 20 trendy colors to choose from:

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen me use Juicy Melon to dip some paint can openers for holiday gifts:

Check out this beautiful black cabinet:

Or how fun is this kids rocking chair?

I bet you might just have a furniture piece ready and waiting for a beautiful makeover using Americana Decor Maxx Gloss.  You can find the product at Michaels (in-store and online), The Home Depot (in-store and online), Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Stores (in-store and online) and Meijer.

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by DecoArt.  I was supplied product and/or compensation for this post however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Trina O'Neil said...

Love this. You are so talented. I only wish I could build some of the things you do. Unfortunately no tools, no room and no time. Can't wait to see the plans for this one though. It seems pretty straight forward. Love the color.

Trina @
Walking My Own Path