DIY Sparkly Glitter Dresser
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Materials Needed: 
  • Super Finish Max or Finish Max HVLP Paint Sprayer
  • Large Spray Shelter
  • Medium Spray Shelter
  • Rustoleum Glitter Paint
  • Base Color
  • Sealer
  • Breathing Mask

Project Steps

We love playing around with new paints, styles, and textures when we're working with furniture. Our latest accomplishment? We used Rustoleum Glitter paint to remodel a dresser and nightstand! We think this unique, sparkly look would be great in a child's bedroom...or any room that you're brave enough to decorate with this glitzy style! (Head to the bottom of this post for the full how-to video!)

Grab Your Furniture Piece and Materials

We started off with this old, yellow dresser and nightstand set that had been collecting dust in our warehouse. It was cute as it was, but we knew we would do better!

Here's the supplies we used to remodel it:

Updating an old dresser and nightstand with glitter paint

Sand the Surface

In order for the new paint to adhere better, we had to sand the yellow painted surface. We used an electric sander with medium grit sandpaper for this step and had the job done easily! Afterwards, we sanded it again with fine grit. 

We didn't have to remove all of the yellow paint for this step, just enough so that the new layer of paint will have something to stick to. 

Sanding a dresser to spray glitter paint

Clean the Surface

Next, we thoroughly cleaned the surface of the dresser and the nightstand with some Simple Green to remove any leftover dirt, dust, or grime! This is a step that you don't want to skip. Cleaning the surface will ensure nothing becomes trapped underneath your fresh coat of paint. 

Cleaning a dresser with Simple Green for a furniture makeover project

Paint with the Base Color

Now for the fun part...painting! We filled our Super Finish Max paint sprayer with Blush Pink chalk paint. It's perfect for a little girl's room! The glitter paint is almost transparent so make sure you pick a base color that you like. 

We sprayed the dresser in the Large Spray Shelter and the nightstand in the Medium Shelter. These portable paint booths are perfect for capturing any extra overspray, which protects our surrounding work space! 

Spraying in the Super Finish Max paint sprayer for a dresser remodeling project

Spray an Extra Coat

We sprayed 2-3 coats of chalk paint just to make sure the yellow paint was completely covered! The Super Finish Max worked like a champ and laid down a nice finish on the dresser and nightstand. 

Sparkle glitter dresser remodel with a paint sprayer

Prepare the Glitter Paint

While the chalk paint was drying, we prepared our paint sprayer for the glitter paint. We cleaned the sprayer, poured the leftover blush paint back into the can, and washed all the nozzles and tips on the sprayer. 

Rustoleum glitter paint and blush pink paint used in dresser remodel

When we opened the can of glitter paint, we felt like kids in a candy store! Look at how gorgeous this stuff is! We mixed the glitter with a stir stick and poured it right into the Super Finish Max. 

Glitter dresser remodeling with the Super Finish Max

Spray the Glitter

When the chalk paint was fully dry, we sprayed the glitter paint. We didn't want the entire dresser and nightstand to be overwhelmed with glitter so instead we decided to only paint the drawers. We removed all of the drawers and sprayed the glitter right over the chalk paint. 

We could instantly see results! Pictures can hardly capture just how beautiful and sparkly the drawers became!

How to apply and use glitter paint to remodel furniture

Our biggest tip to you: Be sure to spray multiple coats of glitter. To acheive this look, we had to spray at least 4-5 coats of glitter on all of the drawers. Luckily, the glitter dries super quickly so we still managed to have all of the drawers done in one afternoon!

Best paint sprayer to use when applying rustoleum glitter paint

Allow to Dry, then Seal with Poly

We let the drawers dry overnight and then sealed the dresser with polycrylic. You definitely don't want to skip this step! Chalk paint needs to be sealed or else it will start to scuff off. Plus, you want to make sure the glitter is 100% adhered to your surface. 

Polycrylic sealer used for painting glitter dresser

Let Dry and Enjoy!

When we were all done, we cleaned out our sprayer and let everything dry overnight. In the morning, we had a gorgeous nightstand and dresser to admire! We can't believe how nice this turned out. 

DIY Painted Glitter Dresser Full Tutorial

As a final touch, we replaced the top knobs on the dresser and the single knob on the nightstand. It adds so much personality! 

How to Create a Glitter Dresser with Glitter and Chalk Paint

Another big tip: allow your furniture pieces to fully cure for 2-3 weeks before placing them in your room. This will allow the paint layers to fully dry and adhere to the wood surface. Finally, when cleaning your furniture down the road, only use mild soap and water.  

DIY Glitter Dresser Tutorial

We hope you enjoyed this DIY! Don't forget to pin and share! For more fun tutorials, be sure to browse the other projects on our blog. 

Learn how to spray glitter in a HomeRight paint sprayer to create a sparkly glitter dresser

Watch and See How We Made It!  

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