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- This project was featured as a participant in the Rust-Oleum Creator’s Studio Get Glittered Product Challenge. (It finished in 2nd place!)
Refinishing my daughter’s dresser has been a project that I’ve wanted to tackle for some time. So when Rust-Oleum asked if I wanted to participate in their Get Glittered Product Challenge, I said yes!
I had a choice of three colors: Sterling Silver, Harvest Gold, or Iridescent Clear, and I chose Sterling Silver. The paint itself is a clear color with silver glitter, so I needed to put down a coat of primer, along with a relatively matching base color first. You can also use a tinted primer.
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Tools, Supplies, PPE, and Steps
DEWALT Random Orbital Sander
HANDy Paint Tray
HANDy Paint Tray Liner
Paint Roller Frame
9 in. Paint Roller Covers
4 in. Paint Roller Frame
4 in. Paint Roller Covers
Time needed: 5 hours.
How To Refinish a Dresser With Rust-Oleum Glitter Paint
- Remove the dresser drawer pulls.
- Sand the dresser and drawer fronts with an orbit sander.
- Apply primer.
- Apply a base color.
- Roll on the Rust-Oleum glitter paint.
- (Optional) Spray paint the drawer pulls.
- Install drawer pulls once paint is fully cured.
Prepping For Rust-Oleum Glitter Paint
You can follow along with my refinishing process in the photo slideshow above.
First I needed to remove the drawer pulls and sand the dresser all the way to the bare wood. For that, I used my Ryobi 5 in. random orbit sander.
The next step is paint: First, a coat of primer, then a base color that compliments the glitter. I already had a gallon of gray paint, so I used that as the base color.
While the dresser was drying, I used Rust-oleum American Accents satin Canyon Black spray paint for the drawer pulls. Before spraying, attach the pulls to a large piece of cardboard. This not only holds the pulls upright for easier painting, but the cardboard also catches any overspray, which means less mess.
Applying Rust-Oleum Glitter Paint
Applying the glitter paint can be tricky if not done correctly. I recommend watching the official Rust-Oleum video above before painting.
Once the glitter paint was dry, I attached the drawer pulls and put the drawers back in. My daughters loved that this was a relatively quick project; I think it took me 4-5 hours to complete.
The Rust-Oleum Glitter Paint makes a huge difference in the look of the dresser. Using glitter isn’t for every piece of furniture, but it’s perfect for my daughters!