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Color Block Your Dresser

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WHY DO THIS?


If your room is looking a little drab, or you’re just tired of the same old style you’ve had for years, a great and cheap way to spice things up is to color block your dresser! With just a few different paint colors and some creative license, you can turn any dresser into a marvel of modern design.

60 MINUTES
EASY

How To:

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    First, pick the wooden dresser you want to paint. This is a great opportunity to repurpose an old, unused dresser.

  2. 2

    Sand your dresser. Sanding will ensure that your dresser has a smooth finish and won’t chip. Start out with 80 or 100-grit sandpaper, and then switch to 150-grit or higher once most of the paint or stain has been removed from the piece.

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    If your dresser is made of something similar to Formica, simply sand it until it’s no longer shiny.

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    Now, remove all the dust from your dresser with a damp cloth. Residual dust will keep the paint and primer from sticking.

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    Next, prime your dresser. Do several very thin coats of primer for best results. If you’re going to paint with dark colors, opt for a gray primer. If you’re going to paint with light colors, opt for white.

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    Now, it’s time to paint! Choose four or five bright paint colors and your solid color.

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    Paint your dresser drawer sides with your bold hues, and then your dresser a solid color.

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    Before you return your dresser drawers, be sure they’re completely dry.

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    Enjoy your trendy new dresser!

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