So today I am very excited to reveal to you all my latest furniture makeover using Country Chic Paint! I haven’t done a furniture makeover in a while and it was nice to finally get that paint brush back in my hand. Especially when I have a beautiful coral colored paint on the end of it. I will also be hosting a giveaway tomorrow, so make sure to come on back for your chance to win some of this beautiful paint for yourself!

The dresser I’m making over is the red one in our dining room. I actually love the red color, so this isn’t one of those “look it was ugly and now I made it pretty” posts. I was happy with the red, but I wanted to brighten up our small room with a lighter color. I’ve noticed that when you have a small room, sometimes lighter colored furniture will make the space feel larger. It might be hard to tell from photos, but I was right! The room feels much larger!


So as you can see, the red was beautiful, but I’m really in LOVE with the coral color I chose for the update. Like seriously… I get giddy just about every time I walk past it!


So normally I would say to slap 2-3 coats on and call it a day, but this makeover was a little different. Since the red was so intense, it took about 4 layers of paint to completely cover it.


First I took off all the hardware and then took the drawers out of the dresser.


Then I let Bailey sniff around to see if she approved of the paint color. And of course, she did. It’s called Sweet Dreams by Country Chic Paint.


Once Bailey approved, I began to sand down any chips the dresser had. I used a fine grit piece of sand paper since all I needed to do was level out the old paint layers.


I then started brushing on thin layers of paint. I stress “thin layers” because I wanted my dresser to have a smooth finish and didn’t want any brush strokes to show. It took about 4 of these thin layers to completely cover up the red. The above photo shows a drawer with just one layer of paint applied.

While I was letting my paint dry, I took a short break to update the dressers hardware. Again, I loved the old look of the aged brass, but remember, I’m looking for a brighter, fresher piece of furniture. So whats a girl to do?? Spray them GOLD! duh.


I used a quick drying metallic gold spray paint. I love this brand – it’s awesome!




Once all of the paint was dry, I added the hardware to the drawers and placed them back into the dresser. And tada! All done!







I’m so happy with the way it all turned out and I have to give a HUGE thank you to Country Chic Paint for sending me so many beautiful colors. I cannot wait to try more out! And remember, I will be hosting a giveaway tomorrow so one of you lucky readers will win some of this fabulous paint for yourself. If you would like to follow along with Country Chic Paint, make sure to follow them on Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest or visit their site.

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Living Well Spending Less // Vintage Revivals // Inspire Me Please
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  1. I have yet to paint something coral and I have been wanting to do that for a long time. Love how the dresser turned out and how Bailey is inspecting the color 😉

  2. Illegally Blonde Reply

    I love this! The boyfriend has an 80’s bedroom suit we are going to redo… might email you pics for some ideas.

  3. I love it! I am also going to be using some Country Chic paint on some projects. I picked the Sweet Dreams too. It is so nice to see it on a project so I have a better sense of what I want to use it on. I am so excited to get my projects started! ~Lindsay

  4. Love the new color of your dresser! I have some of that paint waiting to be tested out. Can’t wait to try it!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  5. Oh wow! I love this, it’s a very nice coral color! I wish I had more spaces to work some coral into! I agree lighter colors can make a small space feel larger. I painted my living/kitchen a light gray color from a yellow and it feels 1.5 times larger now.

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  7. This is too hilarious. I have a dresser that is very similar in our nursery/spare room. I have walnut stain set aside for the top and coral paint for the body. We must be kindred spirits 🙂 I’m loving the way yours turned out – I hope mine looks as lovely!! Thanks for sharing, Erin

  8. Very cute! I thought I was the only one who painted, then re-painted (and maybe painted again) my furniture. It’s such a relief to find other people like me out there, LOL!

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  10. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. Reply

    What a beautiful shade of coral! Your dresser looks so light and fresh! … I’ve heard good things about that paint. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  11. What a lovely color for Spring! It reminds me of a creamsicle — sweet, cool, refreshing. You did a terrific job transforming your dresser. I saw your link at Elizabeth & Co. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  12. Debbie Fletcher Reply

    I LOVE that color. Have yet to try Country Chic paint but I am willing to order it up today!! I am really impressed how you were able to accent the red back into this. The coral acts as a neutral and really took on the challenge. Often red can be a bugger to work with, it is handled beautifully here. So impressed and thank you for sharing this with all of us.

    • The Blissful Bee

      Thank you Debbie for the kind words!! I love red, but I also love so many other colors too. And YES it can be hard to work in with other color palettes. I agree – I thought the coral was a nice compliment;)

  13. Wow! This is so amazing! I’m so excited to do mine but in a nice red! This is going to be the first piece or furniture that I have restored! My
    Question is did you use a paint brush or rollers?!

    • The Blissful Bee

      I actually used a paint brush! Since the paint was more of a matte finish, the brush strokes didn’t show. I also did multiple thin layers of paint rather than thick layers.

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