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How To Transform Furniture Using Paint

How to transform furniture with paint!

Hello, friends! I’ve been a busy bee lately as we just sold our house and bought a fixer upper! I am so excited to share all of the details of our new home and all the changes that we have been working on and have planned for the future. 

Now that we have moved into our new home I finally have some time to share my latest furniture DIY. This little dresser makeover has me wanting to do cartwheels to express my joy! But I haven’t done a cartwheel in who-knows-how-long, so don’t expect me to actually do one 😉 You’ll be wanting to paint all the things when you see the before and after for this project!

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I purchased this little dresser from a friend, and I knew that some paint would totally transform it into something completely different! The original look didn’t fit my decor style, but the lines and structure of the piece were perfect. I just had to see past the original colors and see the potential.

How to transform furniture with paint!
How to transform furniture with paint!

My favorite paint to use on furniture projects is the decor paint from Country Chic Paint. This paint is mineral based, and adheres to just about any surface. It is perfect for furniture and you’ll only need a couple coats to do the job.

Materials Needed

I started by lightly cleaning my dresser with a wet rag. Then I applied 2 coats of decor paint in the color Rocky Mountain using my all-time favorite oval paint brush. This brush beats all other brushes in my opinion. It can hold a ton of paint, and is super comfortable to hold.

How to transform furniture with paint!

After the paint was dry I had the idea to transfer some numbers onto the drawers to give it an Industrial / Farmhouse look. I used one of my favorite transfer methods by printing out my numbers (after flipping them backwards in Photoshop), cutting each number out and taping them down, and then tracing over the numbers to transfer the ink onto the surface.

How to transform furniture with paint!
How to transform furniture with paint!
How to transform furniture with paint!
How to transform furniture with paint!

This leaves an outline of each number on each drawer. Then I used a white paint pen and filled in each number. So easy! I do recommend taking your time with this step, to avoid rushed mistakes. After I was finished I decided to add little dots after each number, and I love how it turned out!

For the last step I added one coat of this tough coat to protect the paint. It is pretty thick and does a great job of protecting the piece. For the tough coat I recommend using long strokes with your paint brush to make sure you don’t have a lot of visible brush strokes.

How to transform furniture with paint!
How to transform furniture with paint!
How to transform furniture with paint!
How to transform furniture with paint!

What do you think? I just love how it turned out, and it totally fits in with my home decor and style. Such a great way to transform furniture by getting creative and using paint!

How to transform furniture with paint!
How to transform furniture with paint!

I have been loving using the decor paint and paint brushes from Country Chic Paint! Country Chic Paint has given me a discount code to share with my readers! Use the code: heartfilled10 to get 10% off of your purchase! I know that you’ll love their amazing products.


If you’re looking for more DIY furniture painting inspiration, follow Country Chic Paint on Instagram! They have some amazing project ideas that I know you’ll love!

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Did you love this DIY project? You’ll also want to check out my vintage chair makeover, my farmhouse coffee table makeover, and my simple DIY cake stand!


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  • Reply Julie Briones February 11, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    So, both of these look great! Love me some paint to make something look ‘new’. Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!

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