DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

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DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

Saying that I am obsessed with Montana Gold Acrylic Spray paint is an understatement. If you have followed me for any length of time, chances are you have seen Montana Gold spray paint in use. I love it not only for the numerous colors that it comes in, but also the matte finish. I also love that it is an acrylic paint in sprayable form. That makes it perfect for crafts, art, and home decor alike! For tons of ways to use MontanaCans (the gold line, other effect sprays, and more), check out the allspraypainted blog. Here you can find so many gorgeous spray painted projects perfect for your home and life. I especially love this clock DIY that was the inspiration for this dresser makeover.

While it may be a dresser, it is small and perfect for a side table for my new studio. It is of course and IKEA hack because their dressers are just begging for a colorful makeover, but this technique will work on any wood surface or dresser.

DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser
DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

Just look at that gorgeous gradient stripe action! There is no way you can create this look with regular paint. It is simply the magic of MontanaCans Gold line that gets you this look!

Materials to make your own DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser:

  • MontanaCans Gold Line Spray Paint in Lychee, Pink Pink, Strawberry, Malachite, Yolk, and Shrimp Pastel, and Gold Chrome
  • 1-2 cans MontanaCans Spray Primer
  • MontanaCans Spray Varnish in Matte or Gloss finish
  • Dresser
  • Washi Tape or painters tape
  • Drawer handles (I used plain white ones from IKEA)
DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser
DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser
DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

Begin by assembling your dresser and filling any drawer holes that you will not need. I used wood putty filler to fill these holes because I wanted to use one center handle instead of the knobs the dresser came with. Once the putty dried, I sanded the whole dresser. Then I wiped it down with a clean damp towel to remove all the dust.

DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

Next, I gave the dresser a light coat of MontanaCans Primer. Once that dried, I gave it a second coat and let it dry fully.

DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

Next, I used the washi tape to create my pattern on the dresser drawer fronts. I wanted a zig zag pattern, so taped off the drawers accordingly. Feel free to try different patterns like triangles, straight stripes, or any other design you want. Or simply skip this step for a full gradient look.

DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

For the drawer fronts I used Pink Pink and Strawberry for the top drawer, Shrimp Pastel and Yolk for the middle drawer, and Malachite and Lychee for the bottom drawer. To paint, I separated the drawers into different areas outside so that the overspray wouldn’t get on the drawer next to it and sprayed half the drawer front one color and the other half the other color. As I sprayed, I let the colors overspray onto each other to create the gradient look.

DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

After letting the paint set for one minute, I gently peeled away the washi tape to reveal the striped gradient. Then I repeated the spray and peel steps with the other two drawers.

DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

I really liked the half striped look above. It almost made me go back and repaint it to get this look on all the drawers, but the full stripe was pretty cute too. There are so many options when it comes to customizing your dresser or furniture piece with MontanaCans Gold line of acrylic spray paint.

Next, I gave the white metal IKEA handles a coat of Gold Chrome and let dry. Then I gave everything a coat of MontanaCans Varnish in matte for the dresser and gloss for the handles. Be sure to fully cover the handles with varnish to seal the metallic gold. While the Gold Chrome color is the perfect metallic gold, it can rub away easily leaving a more dull gold if not fully sealed with varnish. If you would prefer you can also use Montana Metallic Effect Spray in color Gold for a similar look without the wearing issue.

DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

The final step was to drill new handles holes and attacht the gold hardware.

DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

Now, tell me that isn’t candy coated dreams right there!

DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser
DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

I decided to keep the dresser surrounding white with the pattern on the front being so busy. However, you can easily spray paint that any color of Montana Gold you like too!

DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser
DIY Gradient Stripe Dresser

I am so obsessed with my new side table for my studio. Not only does it give me extra storage, but it is super cute and fits right in next to my pink couch!

Now don’t you all just love the gradient effect the Montana Gold spray paint gives the dresser? If you are as obsessed as I am, be sure to check out allspraypainted for so many more ways to use MontanaCans spray paint. Be sure to also check out my other gradient paint projects that use Montana Gold, like these gradient vases, and these gradient planters.

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  1. Kelley

    November 24th, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    I love it! I found your blog through the Christmas issue of HGTV magazine, and I’m also an Austinite. I’m in love with your work!


    November 27th, 2019 at 8:15 am

    I am so glad you found me and love my crafts!

  3. Stephanie Y

    November 25th, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I love this!! It reminds me of Zebra Stripe gum!


    November 27th, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Right?! I thought the same thing once I peeled back the washi tape!

  5. Bluuwaterluver

    November 26th, 2019 at 8:41 am

    OMG this is amazing! I love it. I have a white storage unit from Michael’s that I would love to try this technique on.


    November 27th, 2019 at 8:16 am

    That would be so fun! They also sell Montana Gold btw!

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