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.
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.