Disclosure: this post is in partnership with DecoArt. I assure you all opinions are 100% my own!
Last week was all about the reveal of my daughter’s whimsical girl room and and now we are moving into all things masculine and industrial. The next two rooms on my check list are my hubby’s office (read about that here) and the final updates to my son’s big boy room (see nursery here). So get excited for some really fun projects.
This week I finished up a great IKEA Hack on the Tarvan dresser using Americana Decor Satin Enamels. This was my first time using these paints on a furniture piece and I’m loving how this DIY Faux Metal Dresser turned out!
Would you believe this started as a piece of IKEA Furniture. I seriously love furniture hacks. It’s always a great reminder of the power of paint!
- Americana Satin Enamels
- Charcoal Gray
- Classic Black
- Smoke Gray
- Pure White
- Paint Brush
- Number Stencil
The paint is now available in Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabric. It will also be available at A.C. Moore (June 24th) and Michaels (August).
I started with a basic Tarvan dresser from IKEA. These pieces are great to work with because they are unfinished wood which makes them a great project piece if you don’t want to build anything!
I started with one coat of Charcoal Gray paint. This is a really great true gray color, but I wanted it a little darker so the second coat I did a 50/50 mix of the Charcoal Gray and and the Classic Black. It’s hard to see in the pictures, but the darker color was just what I wanted.
Next, I dry brushed the smoke gray on various places to created a weathered look. If you aren’t familiar with dry brushing, you dip the brush in the paint and then dap it on a towel until it’s almost dry and then you lighted brush it on the surface.
To finish it off, I rubbed the Classic Black patin on the edges of the drawers and on the top of the dresser. I gently dabbed the rag into the paint and then rubbed it on.
Here is the progression of the dresser throughout the three stages.
At the very end, I did a few touchups with the Charcoal Gray paint to even out a few areas that where I got a little too much of the light gray paint, I added the industrial numbers with a stencil and then painted the knobs black. The beauty of working with paint, is that you can constantly make touch ups until you get it just right!
I really love how the faux metal look turned out. It’s going to look great in his industrial boy’s room.