Grey Vintage Dresser Makeover : Dixie Belle Paint

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

(All of the products used in this post were so kindly sent to me by the team at Dixie Belle Paint Company, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!😊)

I am so happy to be collaborating with Dixie Belle Paint Company on this vintage dresser makeover because they are the paint company I started furniture painting with.  Their paint is AAAAAAMAZING!


Heres some great things about their products:

Zero VOC's - odor free, safe to use, and non-toxic
64 Colors In Their Collection - yes you read that right, 64 colors.  So many different colors to choose from!
No Sealing - With Dixie Belle chalk mineral paint you do not have to seal it which is awesome!

So, I found this beautiful vintage dresser on Facebook Marketplace... because where else do I find things?πŸ˜‚  I knew as soon as I saw it I had to have it!

One of my favorite grey colors from Dixie Bell is Manatee Grey.  In my opinion it is the perfect light grey and I knew I needed to do a furniture makeover with it. So that is exactly what I did.

Let get started!

Products Used:

All Purpose Cleaner

Step One: Prep

I know y'all saw this coming, prep prep prep.  With Dixie Belle paint you have such minimal prep it's crazy!  So if you hate prepping your piece, this is the paint for you.

I cannot skip this step because I need to scrubbbbb every piece of furniture I get.  So as always I just use an all purpose cleaner to scrub it down, rinse with water, remove hardware and clean it up.

This hardware came sooooo clean it's insane!  It seriously looks like all new drawer pulls were put on.

There was also some chipped veneer that I fixed up with some filler and sanded down.  So easy!

Step Two: Paint

I painted this piece with Dixie Belle's Manatee Grey.  This paint has such good coverage and I only needed to do two coats on this dark wood dresser!  How great is that?

I let each coat dry completely before adding another, which didn't take long at all because it dries so fast!

Step 3: Wax

To seal this piece I used their Best Dang Wax in Clear.

Okay so here's the thing.  I was so set on using the Best Dang Wax in white because I know that it looks great over grey, buuuutttt I tried it and I just wasn't feeling how it looked on this piece.  I think I prefer the white wax on a darker grey paint.

Sometime's creative plans don't work out the way you thought, and that's okay! You just gotta roll with it😎

I just applied the clear wax with a lint free cloth and let it set for about 15 minutes and buffed out with one of Dixie Belle's finishing pads!

Step 4: Hardware

I shined the hardware one last time and put them back on and viola! The finished product!

Isn't she pretty?😍😍😍 I am a little too obsessed with this piece, I haven't stopped looking at the pictures of it!

Dixie Belle did it again!  Making my job a whole lot easier one paint stroke at a time.  You can order from their store online here, or find a local retailer that carries their products here!


  1. Love how this turned out! Soooo pretty!

    1. Than you so much! I had so much fun doing this piece!!


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