It’s been awhile since I first shared this dresser discovery with you, and I’ve gone a few rounds with it before settling on a final look. But, I’ve finally finished it and am excited to share it’s new look. I will say that I’m a bit ambivalent about sharing in that I know many people will say that I should have kept it stained – and that’s a valid argument. I think I need to work on my wood refinishing skills too, so that I can salvage and restore wood pieces in their original stained beauty. That said, please know that I appreciate that side of the of the argument. Let’s take a look at this flannel gray dresser makeover. This post contains some affiliate links.
This is a new paint product for me – the RePurpose Chroma Color paint line that I first discovered at the Country Living Fair. It was created by Cari Cucksey (from HGTV’s ‘Cash and Cari). As you might suspect, I’m a bit critical when it comes to paint, but at the same time, I really enjoy trying new products. I have to say, I really love the look and feel of this paint – it’s buttery soft and smooth – so pretty. I ended up using their Flannel Gray color – a soft and pretty shade of gray, just as the name suggests.
I’ll talk some more about my process, but let’s look at the dresser, shall we?
What really got me was the detail on the doors. Ooooh-la-la.
Great bones to this piece, yes?
I originally thought I would paint this piece in Gentleman’s Gray – a gorgeous rich indigo blue that I have in my bathroom. But once I got the paint on there, I just wasn’t feeling it.
Then along came the Flannel Gray. You can see here that Gentleman’s Gray and Flannel Gray look really nice next to each other – and I still love Gentleman’s Gray on my bathroom walls, just not for this dresser.
It’s definitely more of the look I was wanting. And yes, I always remove the dresser drawers and door fronts when I paint furniture pieces – it’s just my way of doing things.
I cleaned and sanded, then primed, and sanded down in between coats. I did top coat with another new product – Minwax Matte Polycrylic. I’m really pleased with the finished look it gives – it maintains the buttery sheen that I got with the paint. And yes, I sprayed all of it for a nice smooth finish. The detail on those doors would have been a nightmare to brush and roll!
Let’s take a look at it now –
With the exception of the knobs (which don’t match as it turns out), I kept the original hardware. I tried different shades of Rub n’ Buff, but ended up giving them a good cleaning to showcase their original character and luster, which was just right.
This piece is currently for sale for $600, so please contact me if you’re interested and live in the Dayton/Cincinnati area!