Easy Dresser Makeover

I recently received a sample of Velvet Finishes paint and was super excited to try it out.

Have you heard about Velvet Finishes yet? It’s a revolutionary new paint line that makes painting furniture a cinch. 

velvet finishes

Velvet Finishes was created by interior designer Kellie Smith after not finding the finish and color palette she was seeking for a client. There are 21 amazing highly saturated colors in the line and the finish is that of a low matte sheen – like velvet!

The color I chose was handsome which is a dark blue but not quite a navy. And handsome it is. I took an old beat up dresser from this…

old dresser

to this… in less than two hours

velvet finishes handsome on dresser

Velvet Finishes patent-pending formula is a DIYer’s dream.

It’s super easy to use with minimal prep and no waxing.  No special tools needed. The darker colors tend to be thicker than the lighter.  If you want to thin the paint simply add water. Apply thin, even coats and allow paint to dry thoroughly before applying another coat.  Never apply more than 3 coats in 24 hours. 

Instructions are on the website and can be downloaded for printing. 

Did I mention you do not need to wax??  WooHoo!!

Kellie had told me that it would not leave any brush marks upon drying, so, despite the (wise) advice of applying thin coats I decided to really test to power of this paint and literally sloshed it on quickly thickly and probably not that evenly.;Even with such aggressive application, the final finish is, well, velvety. There is not a brush stroke in sight:


I picked up some new (and cheap) drawer handles on Ebay. I love how the brass looks against the blue.  I also picked up some faux flowers at AC Moore (on sale!). Pink is another amazing color against this shade of blue.

blue dresser

I really love this paint. If you’ve never painted furniture before, go this route. It’s 100% foolproof and is guaranteed to provide richly-pigmented results in only a couple of coats.

Think this blue is handsome? Some of the 20 other shades are pretty fantastic too. You’re going to be majorly crushing on this line up:

Velvet finishes paint colors

Custom colors are easily achieved with recipes available on the website!

It’s so nice when a quick project can make such a huge transformation. My guest room feels much brighter and fun now! 

Which Velvet Finishes paint color is your favorite? What furniture item would you like to makeover in your chosen color?


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