HERE’S HOW TO USE DIXIE SHINE METALLIC FOILS TO GLAM UP ANY FURNITURE MAKEOVER | YOUTUBE VIDEO
Hi creative SI family, thanks for joining me today. Sometimes I need a new product to get me out of a creative funk and that’s exactly what this Dixie Shine did for me! Dixie Shine is a metallic foil. When applied to a project it gives a very similar look to gold leaf! This was my first time using this product and I’m sharing my thoughts on how it applies and looks on this MCM furniture makeover.
It’s also Trash To Treasure Tuesday. I’m joining my T2T crew and sharing links to their projects down below. I can’t wait to see what they’ve done and I hope you join me on the tour as well!
Here’s the MCM Dresser I started with. If you’ve been following me for a few years you may remember this makeover back in 2018. I’ll share the first version of this dresser below so you can compare the two looks.
I loved this dresser so much, rather than list it for sale, I held onto it thinking I was going to use it. It was put in storage and unfortunately got a little beat up. Here’s a close-up. A few pieces of veneer had chipped off.
I originally painted in a few spots that were damaged… that’s how much I wanted to keep this piece!
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MCM Dresser – SALVAGED
White Lightning Cleaner
Bondo | Wood Filler
BIN Shellac-Based Primer
Conch Silk Mineral Paint
Stick With Me Glue
Gold Dixie Shine
Gold 6″ Modern Furniture Legs
Bosch Orbital Sander (24% Off as of writing this!)
4″ Foam Roller
Paint Gun Sprayer
DIXIE SHINE MCM DRESSER
CLEAN | FILL | SAND
I started by giving this dresser a cleaning and removing the hardware. Then I filled all the chipped veneer, scratches, and old hardware holes with Bondo. For the smaller nicks and scratches, I used this filler here because it’s super easy to sand.
After all the filler had dried, I sanded it down smoothly with my Bosch Orbital Sander and gave this dresser an overall good all-over scuff sanding.
Once the dresser was sanded and all the dust was removed, I primed it with two coats of BIN Shellac Based Primer. If you’ve never used this stain-bonding primer, I have a full post + Youtube Video here.
I wanted this dresser to be super feminine so the color I picked is one of my favorite pinks – this Conch Silk Mineral Paint. Conch is inspired by a Conch Shell and this pink pairs really well with green, white, tan, and grey. I sprayed two coats using my new spray gun which I absolutely LOVE! It sprays beautifully without a lot of overspray.
HOW TO APPLY DIXIE BELLE SHINE
Now for the FUN part!!! This was my first time using Dixie Shine yet it was really easy to apply. Using the existing detail on the top drawer I wanted to add some gold striping. I masked off my stripes using painter’s tape. Then using an artist’s brush I added a generous coat of this Stick With Me glue and then pulled off the painter’s tape. The instructions say to let it sit for 15 minutes until it turns tacky and translucent. I’m sharing exactly what the glue should look like in the Youtube video below.
Once the glue turned translucent, I cut off a piece of Gold Dixie Shine and laid it onto the drawer. Using this burnishing pad, I burnished the gold foil onto the dresser drawer and pulled the remaining strip up. This is a really fun process!
DIXIE SHINE ~ How-To in 5 Easy Steps
- Mask off the area you want the Dixie Shine (if needed)
- Apply a generous layer of this Stick With Me Glue and wait 15 minutes
- Lay the Dixie Shine shiny side up on the translucent tacky Glue and burnish it onto your project
- Pull the Dixie Shine Foil Up
- Repeat if necessary and ENJOY the metallic shine!
For the finishing touches, I added these new 6″ modern gold legs and this beautiful gold hardware! There is no need to topcoat the Dixie Shine OR this paint as the topcoat is already included.
And here’s the finished look. Check out this feminine and glam shiny finish!! What do you think?
I like the bit of ‘abstract’ gold detail the Dixie Shine is adding to this top dresser.
Here’s a closer look!
I will definitely be trying the silver and copper Dixie Shine as well!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing it below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutubefamily is already a community of 38.4K so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
And now for some Trash To Treasure FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative Trash To Treasure ladies do! 🙂 Below are the BEFORE photos. Visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
1. CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DIYER
2. GIRL IN THE GARAGE
3. PRODIGAL PIECES
4. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
5. ARTSY CHICKS RULE
Here’s another look at this dresser’s before and after. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some ideas for your projects!
And here is this dresser’s FIRST MAKEOVER which has over 40K Pins on Pinterest as of writing this. I can’t wait to hear which makeover YOU prefer!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS DIXIE SHINE! FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!
MANDALA MCM DRESSER
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BRUSH AND ROLL FOR A SMOOTH FINISH
GOLD AND VELVET CHAIR MAKEOVER
HOW TO GOLD LEAF
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Do Dodson says
Im giving you all the pink hearts on this makeover, Denise 💕 The Gold and Conch is such an elegant combination. And those legs??? Swoon worthy that’s for sure! Splendid! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. 🙂 xo
Thank YOU! I’m loving the Conch with the gold as well! Enjoy your day my friend! XOXO
Hi Denise. The soft pink dresser with the gold accents and legs is a perfect combination. 100% in love
Yay, thanks so much Monique! XOXO
Christy James says
This turned out so pretty, Denise! You just can’t go wrong with a Conch and gold combo! I’ve have been wanting to try the Dixie Shine on something too…I keep forgetting i have it lol. XOXO
You’re going to love it Christy and I can’t wait to see what you do because I KNOW it will be FABULOUS!🤗
Ooh-la-la! Very Marilyn Monroe, really nice shade of pink with the gold.
Yes, very Marilyn Monroe…lol… love this! Thanks so much Tracy and have a super day. Hugs
The DB Conch with the gold is beautiful Denise. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Nicki! I’m really loving the combo as well! XOXO
I love the pink color, and the gold just sets the entire piece on FIRE!!!!!!!
YAY! Thanks so much my friend!!!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
I love the glam effect that shiny gold adds to this soft feminine pink piece! xo
So feminine, right!? 😃 Thanks so much Jen! XOXO
Caye Cooper says
That is the prettiest shade of pink, Denise! LOVE the gold accents and legs. Great job, as usual.
I’m in love with Conch. It really is a beautiful shade of pink… not too girly. 😉 Thank you Caye! XOXO
Michael Christie says
Bravo! You took a trash-bin special and made a silk purse out of it! Good job!
Aw, thanks so much Michael! 🙂
It’s really pretty. My favorite part are the gold feet. I love a pink piece of furniture.
I’m loving these gold feet as well. And they are priced really reasonably… I’ll be getting them again!
Love how your dresser turned out Denise! I of course love it because it was my product suggestion when DB was looking for new product line ideas. Glad to see it’s on the market.
I’m so happy you suggested this product line, Sara! Super fun to use! XOXO
Cheryl r Atkinson says
Hi Denise! Conch is such a pretty color. So is this used like gold leaf or is it some kind of foil? It turned out pretty.
Hi Cheryl! 🤗 I love Conch too! And it’s a foil that is used like gold leaf. It also comes in copper and silver which I’d like to try as well.
Cecilia from Georgia says
Beautiful, Denise! I love DB Conch and seeing it paired with the gold, really is stunning!
Thank you! I think the Conch pairs really well with the gold as well! Have a beautiful day my friend. XOXO
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
Who doesn’t love a little bling? 😍 Beautiful job, Denise!
I’m team bling all the way…lol. Thanks Larissa! XOXO