Today I’m sharing how I updated a thrift store dresser into a bold & moody statement piece! With accent wallpaper, new hardware, and a fresh coast of Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® paint by KILZ® – this is a makeover anyone can tackle. The Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® paint line offers a wide range of beautiful colors backed by one of the most trusted names in architectural coatings.
This post is sponsored by Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® paint by KILZ®. As always, all opinions are my own.
For this project, I’m using a solid wood dresser I found. Yard sales, thrift shops & online buy/sell/trade groups are a great way to find well made pieces of furniture at an affordable price and paint is an easy and quick way to transform a space! Before you start, you need to inspect the material you are painting over first. Proper preparation is the key to a quality paint job.
Since the dresser was lightly stained, but there was no topcoat, so I gave it a scuff sand then wiped everything down with a cleaner & degreaser.
Now it’s time to prime! I went with KILZ® PREMIUM water-based primer because it is fast drying, low odor, low VOC and has excellent adhesion and durability.
After the primer dried, I measured and cut out pieces of beadboard wallpaper to accent the drawer fronts for a bit of texture and dimension. To attach them, I used a permanent spray adhesive.
Then I went back and primed the drawer edges so everything was ready for paint!
When it came to choosing a color, it was no easy decision. I wanted something dark, but not pure black and something with color, but ever so subtle.
Ultimately, I decided on the color Prairie Smoke, which is described perfectly as “almost black with green undertones”. With gorgeous depth, it’s a chameleon of a color – a dark neutral perfect for a wide range of looks.
Other contenders were Blackboard – which is a dark black with hints of deep blue, Repurpose – a deep brown with hazel and cocoa notes, and Cut Cedar – a dark cedar brown.
One quart of paint applied with my sprayer was just enough to cover the dresser and drawers.
Once the paint was dry, I attached brass drawer pulls to contrast against the Prairie Smoke color.
And here is the finished piece – it never ceases to amaze me how a simple coat of paint can completely transform a space!
Can you think of anywhere to use this color in your home or one of the many others from this line?
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