This is a product review on behalf of Modern Masters. All opinions and content are 100% my own. 

Our neighbors moved out a few months ago, and the day after they left we noticed they left a cute little dresser behind on the side of the road. I knew I had to pick it up and bring it home, so my husband ran out and grabbed it (before anyone else could!). Not a week later, Modern Master’s contacted me about trying their line of metallic paint, and I knew the Steel Gray would be perfect for this little dresser.


I just loved the flat front of the dresser, and I knew it would be fun to do a stenciled pattern.

I actually made that stencil with a plastic school folder. I was inspired by Brook at All Things Thrifty. 
And since I have a Silhouette machine, I used it to cut the stencil. I used the “Adhesive Magnet” setting, and inserted it without the cutting mat.  You can also do it Brooke’s way and cut it out by hand.


After cutting my shape, I taped it into place. You can also use a spray adhesive. For the top, I used a foam brush and blotted the Steel Gray metallic paint, just one thin layer. Keep a towel handy. You can immediately move on to the next spot if you blot the excess paint off the back of your stencil.

I painted the drawers a solid metallic. Then, I lined them up in order and flush with each other on my deck and used the same stencil. I just eyeballed it, so the stencils aren’t perfectly align. To make it perfect, you will need to measure and draw some lines.

To add a little color, I painted the top a sea foamy-green.

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 Here is the before and after.


How would you like to try some of this awesome Modern Masters paint? I am giving some away! You can either win one quart and one 6 oz container of metallic paint, or one Metal Effects Kit. To enter, visit Modern Masters and comment with which one (and which color) you would love to use on your next project.

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  1. Hey Bethany, just found your site! i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ‘new’ draws! Who would have seen the ‘after’ in their mind when looking at this ‘before?’ I certainly wouldn’t have! Great job!


  2. Do you have any tips on stenciling? I want to do this on a dresser but am wondering how you laid out the pattern so it is straight and looks nice.
    Thank you, Winnie-

    1. I actually eyeballed it! It turned out good, but if you take a ruler to it, you could definitely see it isn’t perfect. Sorry, that is probably not very helpful!

  3. I would love the Green Apple and Venetian Blue to complete projects in my girls room. They both have old dressers and desks that need to be updated and this would be perfect for this project. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  4. I’m trying to decide which of the gold paints I really really would choose. Maybe the Gold Rush?

    I love their colors. I’m really excited about their guaranteed not to fade front door paint.