THIS VINTAGE DRESSER GETS A NEW BLUE VELVET FINISH WITH GOLD ACCENTS | BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!
Happy Thursday friends… it’s my Birthday today and I feel blessed to share my special day with you! To help me celebrate I have a surprise for YOU at the end of this post… a generous GIVEAWAY! A HUGE thank you to Dixie Belle Paint Company for sponsoring this post + Giveaway!
It’s also Furniture Fixer Upper day! I’m joining my furniture painting besties and linking to their makeovers below… so be sure to check them out later in the post as well.
Here’s the vintage dresser I started with. All these gorgeous details were just waiting to be brought to life with some gold accents. There was trim missing on the oval and a few missing pieces of veneer, but nothing a fancy velvety paint finish couldn’t cover up.
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Vintage Dresser – SALVAGED
Shop Towel | Titebond Glue
Dewalt Orbital Sander
Sandpaper | Tack Cloth
BOSS Gray Primer
Antebellum Chalk Mineral Paint
In The Navy Chalk Mineral Paint
Gold Gilding Wax
Satin Clear Coat
VINTAGE DRESSER W GOLD ACCENTS
If you follow my IG and FB stories, you may have seen me and my friend, Mara, out furniture shopping last week. I found this gorgeous shapely dresser at the Missions Thrift Store for $67. Prices for used furniture have gone up so this is a fabulous find!
Once I got it into my studio, here’s how it all came together…
I started by removing all the hardware and giving it a really good cleaning inside and out. Be sure to keep reading to see the SIMPLE gold and glittery transformation of this old hardware!
SAND AND REPAIR
To repair the broken trim on the front oval, I removed what was left using a putty knife and then gave the entire dresser a scuff sanding.
PRIME AND PAINT
Because these old vintage dressers tend to show splotches and bleed through, I primed with this BOSS Tinted Gray Primer.
Pro Tip ~ When painting a dark color, a tinted primer is really helpful as it will cut down on the number of coats needed for full coverage.
For my base coat, I used In The Navy. With the help of the tinted primer, I got GREAT coverage with just one coat!
Once my base coat of navy was dry, I gave it a light sanding to knock it down and then added a paint-wash of Antebellum over it.
This wash distressing method is messy but fun. Brush the paint on, then dab it off with a lint-free towel or shop cloth. This removes a little of the wash to reveal the navy base coat underneath.
HOW TO PAINT GOLD ACCENTS
Furniture with gorgeous trim lends itself to gold accenting beautifully. My favorite way to add gold highlights is by using a gilding wax or mousse. Both these methods are easy and inexpensive. A little gold wax or mousse goes a long way and can be brushed on using an artist’s brush or applied with a sponge or your fingertip.
To bring this dresser’s trim to life, I used this water-based Gemstone Mousse in Amber. I would describe this as a rich and highly pigmented copper-gold and the red undertones play off the velvety blue finish perfectly! Unfortunately, due to supply, I don’t think this Gemstone Mousse is still available but for a similar option, these Golden Gilding Waxes work amazing!
- Pick your gold accent color
- Prep your piece by cleaning or painting
- Mix the gold mousse well
- Apply a SMALL amount onto the trim
- Add more for a stronger effect
This gold mousse works amazing to glitz up old hardware as well. Because it’s water-based, it dries within an hour and cures within 24 hours. Take a look at this before and after.
Here’s how it all came together. I’m in love with this dresser. So elegant and gorgeous. I can’t wait to hear what you think!
The paint finish on this really reminds me of crushed velvet. I imagine it to feel soft and plush and change shades when running my hands over it. I remember when I was in Kindergarten and Mrs. Buxton my teacher wore her velvet high-heeled shoes. I would play with them while sitting on the floor during storytime. Thinking back she was a great teacher. I mean come on — not minding sweaty little hands all over her shoes — that’s something…lol.
AND NOW FOR SOME GIVEAWAY FUN!
Dixie Belle Paints has generously teamed up with Salvaged Inspirations so we can ALL celebrate together!
We have THREE Generous Prize Packages of Dixie Belle Products so 3 lucky winners can give these products a try!
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It’s EASY to enter. Just click on the ENTRY WIDGET below and then come back daily to complete more chances to win.
The first name randomly picked by Raffelcopter will receive a $100 credit towards any Dixie Belle Paint Company product(s) and the second and third names drawn will receive a $50 credit! I’ll be announcing the winner next Tuesday, Nov. 23 so be sure to check back in. I can’t wait for you to try these amazing products… and if you have any trim you’d like to glitz up with some gold, be sure to try this GOLD Gilding Wax!
AND NOW FOR SOME FURNITURE FIXER-UPPER FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Furniture Fixer Upper ladies do! Below are their 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
4. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
Here’s another look at this before and after. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS VINTAGE DRESSER REDO AND WHAT YOUR FAVORITE GOLD HIGHLIGHTING PRODUCT IS. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!