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Gray Painted Dresser Makeover

I love a good furniture before and after! There’s something about taking a cast-off piece, and bringing it back to life. I had this little dresser sitting in my garage for almost a year. I knew I wanted to do something with it, but I didn’t really have a spot for it. I went back and forth between keeping it and donating it, every time I opened the garage door. Now, I am so glad I held onto it, because it was such a good makeover! I love how this little gray painted dresser turned out. The drawer pulls also got a fresh coat of paint, and it’s like a brand new piece of furniture! I used the HomeRight Super Finish Max paint sprayer to give it a smooth factory like finish, and it made the whole process super easy!  You can see the step by step directions of how I transformed it here on the HomeRight site.

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Vintage painted dresser makeover before and after with paint sprayer

I first started by setting up my Medium Spray Shelter. It makes my hubby happy because it keeps paint off of the deck, and keeps any paint spray corralled.  I used satin enamel paint with the sealer already in it.

The Easy way to paint furniture!Using a paint sprayer to paint a vintage dresser with gray paint. Great furniture makeover, and is so easy!

I prepped the dresser, and started painting. It took about 20  minutes to put a first coat on with my Super Finish Max paint sprayer, and then I waited a bit and did a quick second coat.  I’ve been painting furniture for over 15 years, and this is by far the easiest way. If you are looking for advice on the best way to paint furniture, you can see this post here.

Vintage pulls painted on a vintage dresser in gray paint

The drawer pulls also got a makeover, You can see that here.  You can also watch this video to see a little bit of the makeover process :

Are you ready for the reveal?

Gray Painted Dresser Makeover before and after. A vintage dresser like this cleans up so well!

Tah-Dah! Didn’t she clean up nicely? I am do glad I didn’t just send her to the donation pile. This gray painted dresser makeover is one of my favorites so far. It just fits in so perfectly with my home. I styled it with my abstract art piece, and a fun wood lamp I bought at Target a few years ago. You can find a similar one here.

Give a vintage dresser a new look with a paint sprayer.

I love how easy spraying furniture is. I think about all of those years I painted by hand. While it’s still a good way to paint furniture (especially when it’s too cold to paint outside) , using a finishing paint sprayer gives the best results!

This post was sponsored by HomeRight, opinions are entirely my own.


  1. I absolutely love this, Jen! The color has a nice shine to it and that’s original since everything is usually matte and distressed.

    I wanted to mention that my sisters were at your shop, they all live out that way. Wish I could have been with them! One day…Naperville has gotten better (and busier). Where is the best place to park!


  2. OMG that was my child her dresser, I have mixed feelings saying it, I became nostalgic and wished I had hung Onto the pieces when I see how beautiful it turned out with your color combination, I am totally inspired!

  3. Hello,
    Love the line of these pieces. I have the same in a triple dresser that I picked up on the side of the road. It even had the mirror which works well in so many different places. I love your technique for the handles. They look lovely on the dark finish. I spray painted mine a lovely aqua blue to match the color of the room after repainting the dresser off white.

    1. Thank you so much! It’s such a classic piece of furniture, and so easy to paint! They really clean up well. I bet the aqua looks great!

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