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.
I used this Woodubend trim and glued it on using Titebond Glue. If you’ve never tried these bendable trims, I have a full tutorial including a video here.
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!
Doesn’t the gold highlight all these details beautifully? It sparkles when the light hits it just right!
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!
$100 DIXIE BELLE PACKAGE
$50 DIXIE BELLE PACKAGE
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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
1. PETTICOAT JUNKTION
2. CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DIYER
3. GIRL IN THE GARAGE
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!
Gloria Wyssbrod says
Beautiful love the colors you used. I have the Antebellum Blue can’t wait to try it on a desk I have.
You’re going to love it! 🙂
A gorgeous makeover. On my screen, the colors lean teal and copper, which are a beautiful combo.
Peggi Rink Aitken says
Happy 52 Denise- hope it’s a great year for you! The dresser is beautifully transformed, you have such an eye for color, I wouldn’t have thought to put that shade of blue over navy but it’s just stunning. I have the gold gilding wax although I find it needs mineral spirits to soften before use. I’ve never tried the wax over metal hardware because I didn’t think it would adhere but I’m going to give it a go!
Thanks so much Peggi! XOXO
Gayle Stewart says
I loved this beautiful piece! You outdid yourself this time! I also love the very clear, concise and creative instructions that you post with all your projects. Thank you for sharing your creativity!
Thank YOu Gayle! XOXO
Susie Kaye says
Beautiful and I love the Navy color showing through the Antebellum blue. Your work always inspires me!
Do Dodson says
Beautiful makeover as always. Those GOLD accents are over the top gorgeous! Well done! And HAPP BIRTHDAY, young lady! I hope your special day is amazing as you are. 🙂 xo
Thanks my friend! Much appreciated. Hugs XOXO
Jenny B says
Love the updated dresser. The gold really makes it pop. I would have never have thought of replacing the trim with the ubend.
Carol S says
I’ve just started to get my brain around a few pieces that I’m going to work on for myself. Funny how when it starts out as a piece to keep in one’s own home, the angst over colors and technique kicks in big time. This dresser is a combo of my colors! So, ✔ing off that bit of indecision and have a piece I’m going to try it on. Amazing and awesome timing! Thanks so much! Happy Birthday to a special lady. Some special people in my life share your birthday day. xo
You’re surrounded by Scorpios are you?🦂 🙂 … we’re a good bunch!🤗 So glad the dresser has given you a few ideas and thanks so much Carol!
Carol S says
Oh yeah! Scorpios abound and I love them all. They go well with my Aries personality … mostly. 😊
Happy Birthday 🎉 I love the colors you chose! Absolutely beautiful 😍 when you show us how you do it, I always feel like I can do it too! You’re the best!!
You CAN DO IT!!!🤗 Thanks so much Angee! xo
Mother Deer says
I haven’t tried Dixie Belle products yet. I am excited to have this opportunity to win some! Thank you for making this possible.
Good luck to you! 🙂
Happy Birthday Denise. Always a great project ! And Wow… what a beauty… Love those color combos!
Ellen T. Bonbright says
Happy Birthday! I can’t wait to try the blue velvet finish. Gorgeous!
Thank you Ellen!
Happy Birthday…wishing you all the best. You made some magic happen!! The dresser is beautiful.
Thank you Lorri! XOXO
Cynthia Logan says
Absolutely love this. It provides with what I’ve been looking for on a piece I want to finish.
Susan Verbaan says
How wonderful to share with your viewers for your birthday celebration. I enjoy your creativity.
Have a great birthday.
Thanks so much Susan! x
I always find a lot of inspiration from you. Keep the projects coming
Mummery Fran says
Love what u do. Such awesome inspiration. Thank you. O
I am so in love with your work! I have grand ideas but can never pull them off…lol This piece is absolutely gorgeous and seemed like fun to do.
It was super fun and thanks Marisa! x
Marcie Lovett says
Happy birthday, Denise, and thank you for sharing the presents 😊 I love fancy details on antique furniture and so appreciate that you recreated the oval on the front. Great idea!
Thank you Marcie! x
Happy Birthday Denise! What a beautiful piece! You take your refinishing to another level that is truly artistic! Thanks for inspiring me to do more by teaching your techniques. Have a great birthday!
Thanks so much, Karen!
I just love your vision! This piece is gorgeous!
Love the combination of blues you used. Happy birthday too.
Thank you Lori!
Happy Birthday 🎉. I absolutely love this makeover. I love the gold!
Debbie W says
Nice work. I’m loving the colors you chose. What a great tip on tinting the primer.
That’s a stunning blue! Happy birthday, sweet lady!
Thanks my friend! XOXO
Dana Manning says
Happy Birthday! I absolutely love the wash over the In the Navy! It gives such depth to the finish. I can’t wait to give this a try.
Thanks Dana and if you give it a try, I’d love to hear how it all works out for you! x
Beautiful piece of furniture!!! Happy Birthday hope you have a Blessed day!!!
Thank you Janice! 🙂
Happy Birthday, Denise! This dresser is stunning, as are all of your makeovers. I have pinned so many of your transformations because your tutorials are so helpful. Love what you do. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win some Dixie Belle products.
Thanks so much, Linda and thanks for the PIN!!! 🙂
Cheryl Atkinson says
Hi Denise! This is a stunning piece. It does remind me of velvet!! I am in love. It does seem that it needs one of thos beautiful antique looking transfers in that circle. I tried clicking for the giveaway but it didnt work for me. 😪
Did you login to the Rafflecopter box with your Facebook or Email Cheryl? If you’re still having problems send me an email.
Rhonda C says
Love your post. You have a great eye for details and everything comes out looking great.
That is one beautiful paint job! It reminds me of an admiral in the navy for some reason. You do amazing things with paint and furniture
… an admiral in the navy… Love it! Thanks Debora! XOXO
absolutely beautiful…love the color combo and the gold was just the right touch needed to complete this lovely piece. You are so talented and thanks for sharing all of your pieces.
Catherine ten Hertog says
Denise as always this dresser is gorgeous. My husband and I have similar dressers that we use as nightstands, one was from the Mission store and then serendipity , another one was found curbside. I refinished them as I wasn’t certain about committing to a colour but now that I have seen this I’m smitten and going to paint them. Thankyou always for the inspiration. Cheers!
Thanks, Catherine and glad it sparked some ideas! I’m sure they are gorgeous refinishes as well. These pieces are gorgeous and finding one curbside – BONUS!
Wow! Just gorgeous!
Marie R says
Beautiful makeover. Might I suggest a scene of some sort painted in the center oval.
Happy Birthday Denise and thank you for the giveaway! Entered and my fingers are crossed!🤞😃 And this blue dresser is incredible!
Thank you, Nicki! Good luck with the giveaway! XOXO
Michelle P says
There is just no end to your creativity! I love how beautifully you layer paint on your projects. Very inspirational.
Happy Birthday!!!! 🥳🥳
Although this is not my style at all so I would never think to do it, THIS PIECE IS GORGEOUS!!! You make it all seem so easy. Lol
Thank you, Heather! XOXO
Carla Erickson says
I love the combination of the blue and copper colors! This piece is now outstanding instead or ordinary!
Just WOW! You always pull it off, even velvety gorgeousness.
Susie Wilcox says
What a beautiful transformations! Thanks for all the hints to bring such elegance to an old piece. Happy Birthday and thanks for the give-away!
Thanks, Susie and good luck to you! XOXO
Cheryl Ware says
What a gorgeous and elegant piece! Love the color combination! I’ll definitely try your wash technique on a future project. Thanks for the inspiration!
Gwen Kitson says
Beautiful makeover! Thanks for the trim repair tip.
I love that you started the makeover with the color In the Navy. Blues made a gorgeous base for the gold trim which made the piece so striking.
Marci L. says
You always choose the most unusual colors for your makeovers. This post is a keeper. Love the highlighted details.
Thanks Marci! x
Jennifer Boone says
Beautiful!! Great job!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENISE! Wishing you a beautiful day. I love the way you transformed this dresser. Blue is my favorite color. The Gemstone Mousse highlights are gorgeous. Wish me luck in the giveaway:)
Thanks, Monique and so glad you like the dresser. Good luck to you my friend! XOXO
This dresser is a true stunner now! I can’t believe the differance! Bet that gold would add true justice
to anything it was used on! Gotta get me some of that Denise!
It really would and it’s so easy to use! Good luck Dawn! x
Jackie C says
Love the gold accents and hardware.