You will need:
-spackle (if filling in any scratches or dents)
-sand paper, varying weights
-paint, I used Chalk paint, but any paint will work
-clear coat, if desired
-Polyester or Nylon brush
-New hardware, if updating
Lightly sand the filled areas until they are flush with the surface of the dresser. Lightly sand the entire dresser surface to give the paint something to stick to. Wipe down with a soft cloth to get rid of any dust.
I did three coats of paint before brushing all over with a clear Polycrylic to help protect the painted surface. Chalk paint usually calls for a wax finish, but the wax recommended for the paint I used had terrible reviews and it can wear off. I didn’t want to risk ruining my paint job and wanted to better protect the surface since the dresser would get daily use.
Add the new hardware, and you’re done!
I’m so excited about how the dresser came out! It didn’t take too long, just a few evenings of adding a coat of paint after work.
Have you refinished anything lately? I’d love to see what you’re working on!