Fun Ways to Paint Your Dresser

HGTV Magazine shows you how to dress up your bedroom staple with two different designs.
By: Kathleen Renda, Jennifer Berno DeCleene and Matthew Gleason

HGTV Magazine showed you the no-fail way to style your dresser. Now complete the look by trying one of these two paint designs. 

Green Dresser

Contemporary Dresser Style

Contemporary Dresser Style

Photo by: Kim Cornelison

Kim Cornelison

  • Paint: Northern Lights and Super White, both by Benjamin Moore
  • Knobs: Checkered bone resin knobs, $8 for a set of 2, worldmarket.com

1. Remove the drawers. Unscrew the knobs that came with the dresser, and discard.

2. Paint the entire dresser, including the drawers, green. Let dry. Do a second coat of green as necessary.

3. Using painter’s tape, tape off a 1½-inch band around the perimeter of each drawer. Paint each section with white paint. Remove the painter’s tape, then let the drawers dry.

4. Screw on the new knobs. Replace the drawers.

Coral Dresser

Coral Striped Dresser in Colorful Bedroom

Coral Striped Dresser in Colorful Bedroom

Photo by: Kim Cornelison

Kim Cornelison

  • Dresser paint: Coral Reef by Benjamin Moore
  • Knobs and stripes paint: Damson Orange by Pratt & Lambert

1. Remove the drawers. Unscrew the knobs that came with the dresser, paint the knobs peach, and let dry.

2. Paint the entire dresser, including the drawers, coral. Let dry. Paint a second coat of coral as necessary.

3. Replace the drawers. Using painter’s tape, create stripes on the left side of the dresser. The stripes should be 3 inches wide, 1 inch wide, and 4 inches wide, as shown, and extend from the top of the dresser down the front, ending at the front edge of the bottom of the dresser. Use a level and a tape measure as needed to ensure the lines are straight. Paint the stripes peach. Remove the painter’s tape, then let the dresser dry.

4. Replace the knobs.

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