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Tropical Teal Shimmery Dresser

Nothing brightens up a room quit like some cheery pastel colors. This Tropical Teal Shimmery Dresser tutorial will show you how to paint a dresser that will surely bring some light into any room of the house. With shimmering metallic accents, this painted dresser idea becomes an even more vibrant addition to your furniture. This Tropical Teal Shimmery Dresser will turn your room into a soothing paradise. If you can't go to the beach, let the inspiration of beach life come to you.

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Tropical Teal Shimmery Dresser


Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint

  • Refreshing (ADC13)
  • Serene (ADC18)

Americana® Decor™ Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Shimmering Silver (DAO70)

Other supplies

  • Water container
  • Paper towels
  • Sandpaper
  • Flat brush
  • Painter's tape
  • Sea sponge
  • Paint tray
  • Stencil of your choice
  • Dresser
  • Round brush



  1. Wipe surface with a damp paper towel. Remove drawers and hardware from drawers. No other prep required!

  2. Paint a layer of Serene over the drawers and entire dresser. Let dry. Paint a second layer. Let dry.

  3. Dry-brush Refreshing over the entire surface of the dresser. Don’t over-saturate the brush. Strokes on front and top of desk are horizontal; add some vertical strokes to the side panels. Allow to dry.

  4. Dry-brush Shimmering Silver over the entire surface of the dresser with a round brush, repeating the process you used in Step 3. Allow to dry.

  5. Add one knob back to the right side of each drawer and slide them back into the dresser. Tape a stencil to the top left side of the drawer. Use a sea sponge to dab Shimmering Silver into the stencil. Wash and dry the stencil after each use, repeating the previous painting process and working from top to bottom. Switch the knobs to the left side and repeat the process on the right side.

  6. Replace all knobs. Use a sea sponge to add Shimmering Silver to all knobs. Let all surfaces dry.
  7. Cover the dresser with an even coat of Clear Crème Wax using a round brush.



  • Cut the top of the stencil to prevent smearing as you work downward.
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