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To say 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 and 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 (both the gold line and other effect sprays and more), be sure to check out the allspraypainted blog. Here you can find so many gorgous 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.
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
- Washi Tape or painters tape
- Drawer handles (I used plain white ones from IKEA)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I really liked the half striped look above and almost went back and repainted 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.
The final step was to drill new handles holes and attacht the gold hardware.
Now tell me that isn’t candy coated dreams right there!
Since the pattern on the front was so busy, I decided to keep the dresser surround white. However, you can easily spray paint that any color of Montana Gold you like too!
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.