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Su Casa member leahlarocca found this incredible French provincial dresser on Craigslist. It has a beautiful shape, but its grubby yellow finish was dated and drab. She wanted a show-stopping piece, so she ended up spray painting it silver and painting the trim gold. Now the dresser is seriously glamorous!


Source: Megan Pomeroy via Style Me Pretty

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Txsnowbird Txsnowbird 8 years
Wow this looks amazing. Would you please tell me how you did this. I need step by step details. Thanks. You are the greatest.
SessJess SessJess 8 years
Holy WOW this is GORGEOUS! I'm refinishing a retro dresser right now and would LOVE to know how you did this... Care to give a play-by-play?
luna08 luna08 8 years
Wow!! I LOVE this! I'm prob. going to be hitting up Craigslist to copy it! ;)
Asche Asche 8 years
It looks awesome! What did you do to it, though, to prevent the color from coming off? In my experience, silver spray paint comes off a bit. I once tried a clear top coat and some reaction occurred which made the silver spray paint liquid again, and it subsequently started to bubble and run.
leahlarocco leahlarocco 8 years
Wow, thank you!!!! I used "nickel" colored spray paint from Lowe's. The best metallic paint I've found that doesn't come in a spray can is the Ralph Lauren collection at Home Depot. For the trim, I went to a Joann store and they had a pretty big selection of metallic paints there.
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
So cute. I love silver, and I think that if you have the glam "mirrored" look going on in your room, it would fit perfectly. Or if you have a nice walk in closet, it could glam up that space too!
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
this looks awesome, I love it.
nancita nancita 8 years
I think this is awesome. Normally I wouldn't know what to do with a dresser like that, but this is a great kitchschy glam look.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
Not my style but a job well done.
mianakao mianakao 8 years
Wow, this looks AMAZING! Great job! :)
Eryan Eryan 8 years
Can you please tell me what spray paint you used? what color? thank you
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
when I read painted it silver trimmed with gold I thought it was gonna look really crappy but it looks soooo expensive and gorgeous.
Indigo4320 Indigo4320 8 years
I definitely like the original better. But I'm more of a traditional kind of girl.
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