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It’s almost the end of the week and I have one more before and after to share! Earlier in the week, I shared the Classic Black Dresser and today’s feature is the Vintage Glam Chest of Drawers.
I had already given this piece a makeover (see HERE). However, I wasn’t happy with the first result and for some reason, it just didn’t fit the piece. I put it back in the garage and finally this week had a chance to give it another try. I decided on General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in the color Midnight Blue. It is a great deep navy and I’ve used it before (Mid-Century Modern Dresser and Farmhouse Cabinet).
- General Finishes Midnight Blue Chalk Based Paint
- General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Satin
- DecoArt Americana Decor Metallics Paint
To revisit the original piece, here is the “before” pic.
Here is the piece now in Midnight Blue. I love this deep, moody navy!
I first sanded back the wax topcoat that I had applied before. This required rubbing 120 grit sandpaper over the piece and wiping off the debris to create a smooth finish. I also took off the original drawer pulls. The chest was painted in two coats of GF Chalk Style paint and was not distressed. After it dried for 24 hours, a coat of GF High Performance sealer was applied using a foam brush.
After the topcoat dried, I lightly brushed Americana Decor Metallic paint over the details. The new drawer pulls give the piece some glam! A vintage piece with a glam twist! Sounds like a drink lol 🙂
This week’s recap! The Classic Black Dresser and Vintage Glam Chest.
If you are interested in learning more about the Americana Decor Metallics Paint, click over HERE to DecoArt’s webpage, My metallic cabinet is on their product page with instructions on the paint. It’s a great product!
Hey, I LIKE that metallic chest! ~ I don’t know whether or not it’s a trend in painted furniture these days, but I know my eye appreciates more the dark colors as opposed to the pastel/country/farmhouse colors. Really like the deep blue with metallic accents on the 2nd makeover!
Thanks, Louise! I think darker, moody colors are making a comeback in both decor and wall colors. I’m loving my foyer in that dark Poised Taupe – makes a nice difference to the cool tones of the past decade. I agree!
Pretty, but I thought one of the prettiest things about it was the original handles.
Yes, they looked nice in the first version I did but just didn’t fit the look I was going for this time. They’re stored away for a future project!
I love the midnight blue with the metallic on the details. It’s glam but classy too.
Thanks, Debbie! It’s the first time I’ve used the metallic as a highlighter and like it. It’s a good option if I don’t want to use gilding wax ?
Love it! The blue with the details, Gorgeous.
Both dresser came out great I love the blue and the metallic details.