Gold & Turquoise Dresser

I promised myself that I wouldn’t take on another “project” piece for a long time after the vanity I just posted about.  She was an incredible amount of work but totally worth it. I saved something that someone might have thrown in the dumpster.  She was a real mess, I mean the kind with hair stuck deep in the paint.  This dresser was no field trip either, there was hair in this one too.  What’s the deal y’all? If you’re going to paint wear a pony tail or a lunch lady hair net. Just kidding but seriously, this will be the last one for a while, well unless I find a mess of a piece for a $1.00

Here is a before picture.


Nice, right? NOT… This picture does NOT reflect the paint job she had.  Brush lines galore and paint flaking off. That can be nice if that’s the look you’re going for or if it’s intentional but this was not that kind of job.   Although she had a bad makeup job, she has one of the nicest shapes I’ve seen on a dresser in person.  It’s a tall one and the drawers are deep and have such a nice curvy appeal to them.

Here she is in the process.

Stripping Paint

This is after I applied layers and layers of Citristrip and sanded every inch of her to get out all of the brush marks, drip marks and to smooth out all the areas where the paint had flaked off.

Paint Wash effect

I sprayed two layers of Twilight Meadow, it’s a Valspar color you can get at Lowes, however, I had Home Depot match it and used Behr instead. I like it better.  Then I used a wash technique using the color Treasure by Americana Decor, a new chalky finish sold by Home Depot online. After that, came the metallic gold. I repeated this step twice. At the very end I did one more wash in Treasure to blend all of the layers.

Stained topLastly, I taped all of my hard work off and stained the top in an Ebony finish by Minwax.  After I let it dry for quite sometime I did a wash on top of that in Treasure to give it a bleached look in a complimentary color. I also painted the edges of the top in gold.

The Finale

Turquoise Dresser

I used a large stencil on all of the areas you see here. I just took pieces of it and taped it off on the areas I wanted to add detail.  I used a paint tray and roller to roll the paint over the stencil.  I put all of the colors mentioned above and black on my paint tray and randomly rolled my paint roller on them blotted the excess paint on a paper towel and went at it.  That’s how I got some dimension to the detail.

Turquoise Dresser

Turquoise Dresser


Every time I walk through my garage I can’t help but stare! Loving the Turquoise Dresser! What do you think?

She is for Sale $695.00

(Delivery available, email me your zip code for a quote)

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I had two inspirational pieces from fellow painters that I’d like to share with you.  Please stop by and give them some love.

Thee Velvet Glove











That Shabby Guy









Attic Angel


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DIY Show Off 


Posted Perfection


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All Things With Purpose


Redoux Interiors


Miss Mustard Seed

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29 thoughts on “Gold & Turquoise Dresser

  1. Wow! Gorgeous! I hate the thought of not being able to see more of your furniture treasures for a long time. You are really talented.

    1. Paige,
      That’s really sweet. I’ll still be painting I’m just trying to stay away from pieces that need paint stripping and major fixes.

  2. It’s so beautiful!!! Thank you for mentioning me. So sweet of you!! Gorgeous piece.

  3. Everything about this dresser is beautiful. Love how you made the stencil have both depth and texture.

    1. Thank you Donna!

  4. You did an amazing job with this! It looks so classy.

    1. Thank you Cynthia!

  5. Just gorgeous – beautiful color!!!

    1. Thank you Suzan!

  6. Wow! Beautiful! This is definitely a statement piece now! Nice work!

    1. Terry,
      thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment!

  7. OH MY GOD – what talent you have! Just found you via MMS! Beautiful Work!!!

  8. Looks amazing!

    1. Thank you Rhonda!

  9. Hello, how do you do your wash with the gold, and what line of paint (metallic) do you like? Beautiful!

    1. I actually dry brushed the gold paint. I used Martha Stewart metallic paint.

    2. Evangeline,
      I dry brushed the gold and I used Martha Stewart. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. your dresser turned out beautfiul, i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,

    1. Thank you and yes please feature it. Thank you!

  11. Thank you for linking up! I love this dresser!! I am featuring it tonight!!

  12. Your one talented lady, this dresser is amazing, looking forward to your next project, good luck

    1. Thanks Anne! Umm…I’m a little late in replying. I haven’t been very active on my page.

  13. It’s a very Beautiful dresser. I’m looking everywhere wanting to purchase a vintage turquoise dresser, I don’t have time to research & paint one. I’m obsessed! If it’s avail for sale or if u know similar ones I’m interested 🙂

    1. Amber,
      So sorry It’s taken me way too long to reply. This dresser did sell. Let me know if you found one?

  14. Absolutely stunning! In fact, I found the exact dresser this morning and bought it. I’ve been looking for this style for and long time. Now, I am inspired by your touch and can’t wait to get started!

    1. Thank Mel,
      Please share what you do after you get finished!

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