Quickly transform an old or discarded furniture piece by using just a few helpful Wagner tools! See how this vintage find antique dresser was refinished.

How to Upcycle a Vintage Dresser

Quickly transform an old or discarded furniture piece by using the FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer.

DIFFICULTY: Easy

Overview

Have you been shopping Facebook Marketplace yet? I have found several amazing deals there this year. My latest vintage find is an antique dresser that I scored for only $35! I love the curved shape of this one, but I was not in love with the wood tone.

At first I thought I might be able to live with it but after I few weeks I knew I had to paint it. This is a small dresser that I’m intending to use as a nightstand in my daughter’s bedroom. Her favorite color is green and her room has a sliding green barn door, so green was a natural choice for this dresser.

After seeing how beautiful my kitchen chairs came out after painting them with my Wagner FLEXiO 5000 (no brush strokes), I knew I would use the sprayer on this as well.

1

Prep dresser

First, I taped off the tiny keyholes with painter’s tape, and trimmed the excess with a box cutter to protect those from the paint. I also taped off the wheels on the bottom.

Next, I removed the drawers so I could paint the frame first.

Quickly transform an old or discarded furniture piece by using just a few helpful Wagner tools! See how this vintage find antique dresser was refinished.
2

Spray dresser frame

I set my Wagner Flexio 5000 up with the green paint and set the spray flow dial to low. I prefer to use the low setting for most projects. I really could’ve went higher on this one but I’d rather go back over an area than to risk any overspray.

Quickly transform an old or discarded furniture piece by using just a few helpful Wagner tools! See how this vintage find antique dresser was refinished.
3

Spray drawers

After the frame was complete, I set the drawers up on a stool and sprayed those.

Quickly transform an old or discarded furniture piece by using just a few helpful Wagner tools! See how this vintage find antique dresser was refinished.
4

Apply topcoat

Once the dresser was painted, I let it dry 24 hours before applying a topcoat.

On day 2, I set the sprayer up with my clear topcoat and went over the whole piece again.

Quickly transform an old or discarded furniture piece by using just a few helpful Wagner tools! See how this vintage find antique dresser was refinished.
5

Amazing finish

The smooth finish I got on this dresser is truly amazing. If you look closely, the only texture you can see is the wood grain of the dresser.

For clean up after the topcoat, I used a paint thinner and ran that through the sprayer to give it a good cleaning.

Quickly transform an old or discarded furniture piece by using just a few helpful Wagner tools! See how this vintage find antique dresser was refinished.
6

Change drawer pulls

The last step on this dresser makeover was to change out the knobs. I ordered vintage bail pulls online, that go nicely with the metal of the keyholes and wheels.

Quickly transform an old or discarded furniture piece by using just a few helpful Wagner tools! See how this vintage find antique dresser was refinished.
7

Isn’t she a beauty?

Between the time saved painting with a paint sprayer and the smooth finish it results in, I may never go back to using a paint brush again!

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Quickly transform an old or discarded furniture piece by using just a few helpful Wagner tools! See how this vintage find antique dresser was refinished.
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