We have wanted to try to produce a gold dipped piece of furniture for a while, and this French provincial dresser was the perfect fit. Gold dipping is the perfect way to create a classy look for any room in your house. (Note: more finished pictures can be found at the end of the post).
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Before you get started, you'll need to gather the following materials:
Purdy Syntox Finish Brush
Bosch 2.5-Amp Orbital Sander
Gator 50-Pack 80-Grit 5-in W x 5-in L 8-Hole Hook and Loop Sanding Disc Sandpaper
Pro Grade Precision 9 in. x 11 in. 320 Grit X-Fine Advanced Sanding Sheets
Step 1: Removing the Original Finish
We sanded the body and the drawers down. As we usually do, we start our sanding process with our orbital sander using an 80 grit sandpaper. Then, we use 60 grit sandpaper to make sure all of the original finish has been properly removed. Finally, we hand sand with 120 grit sandpaper to get a smoother wood before applying paint. . This process seems to be extremely effective in putting the dresser in its bare bones state. Make sure you wash it off with a damp cloth so that there is not any dust or residue left on it. Once it is dry, it is time to tape around the edges! We should note that we did not use the electric sander on the drawers because of the shape of them (but we did hand sand them).
Step 2: Taping the Dresser
Before we painted the drawers and the body of the dresser, we made sure to tape the inside of the of the body and the inside of the drawers. It is always important to remember to tape the inside of the body where the drawers slide in and out, and the inside portions of the drawers where paint might drip/or the paint brush might touch. We will admit that this is not a necessary step, but if you want to have a re-purposed dresser that looks professional grade, then every detail matters.
Step 3: Applying the Black Paint
After we were finished with taping the dresser we painted the dresser using blackout paint. We usually do two coats of paint to make sure that everything is sufficiently covered. We generally use Purdy paint brushes so that we can ensure that we get an excellent finish.
Step 4: Applying the Gold Paint
After the blackout paint dried, we taped the bottom of the dresser above where the gold paint would be applied. We applied three coats of gold paint to make sure that it was sufficiently covered.
Step 5: Applying Finish
After the paint was dry we were ready to apply a coat of water based Polycrylic to both the body of the dresser and the drawers with a Purdy Syntox brush. After the first coat we sanded down the dresser using 320 grit sandpaper, then we applied a second coat of Polycrylic.
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Josh and Sydney are life adventurers that love to learn and create. We are exact opposites and enjoy gaining new perspective. Our home is where our varying personalities shine, and we use it to gather our friends and family together.