I’ve wanted to do this for a while. But the boys dresser was so daunting. To be honest, I didn’t even want to go near it. It was a “special” from The Brick that we bargained down to 237.00 . It literally fell apart a week later, so maybe that’s a good thing that we got a discount. This thing has been bugging me for 3 years now. Although, shame on me for not going to the Salvation Army and getting something that was real wood. My dream of painting the ugly faux wood dresser needed to happen. I recently received a bundle of goodies from The Fat Paint Company and knew I had to use it. All. Over. My. Home.
Yep, it’s all gone.
Alright, so now that you’ve seen the beautiful completed project, here’s how it looked 5 hours ago
I know, it’s bad right? The bottom drawer doesn’t even work properly. That’s the drawer that broke a week after buying it. So we have extra jammies in it, it isn’t opened all that often.
Steps To DIY Your MDF Dresser Quick
- Quickly unscrew all the knobs. This dresser only had 5 – score!
- Do a VERY light sand & Wipe down. Will take not even 5 minutes.
- Start Rolling. Roll the entire dresser. Then once the first coat is on, paint any cracks you can’t get at with the roller. I normally would advise you to take the drawers out, but these drawers wouldn’t come out. Again, praises to The Brick.
- Once the first coat is dry, apply a second rolled coat. This should be sufficient as Fat Paint has great coverage.
- Spray the knobs in your choice of color. I applied two coats.
- Wax! Waxing is super easy. If you can’t afford a actual waxing brush, cut a real paint brush bristles in half & apply in a counter clockwise motion. Once applied, rub in with a clean rag to get the excess. There’s a ton of tutorials online if you need additional help.
I used a small roller as I didn’t want any brush strokes as this is a modern piece. But normally I use a brush. This took about 5 hours to complete. Drying times can be a bummer, but the actual work time is fast – especially with a roller!
Isn’t the knobs & light fixture a perfect match? Glen also semi fixed the bottom drawer, for now.. Just in love! Next up will be our DIY Curtain rods sprayed in copper – so stay tuned for that tutorial!
Hope you enjoyed & that it inspired your to revamp your space! Just loving copper this spring!
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