How to paint a dresser – the Before and After with Fusion’s Sacred Sage

Recreate this look for your own home with Sacred Sage from the Lisa Marie Holmes collection

Dresser makeover with Sacred Sage from the Lisa Marie Holmes Collection with Fusion Mineral Paint


Sacred Sage from our Lisa Marie Holmes color collection is one of those colors that changes depending on the lighting in the room. In some cases, you’ll think it’s grey. In others, you’ll wonder if you’re seeing green. In any lighting it is lovely and we’re showing you how we used it on this dresser makeover where the Before and After will have you running to your nearest Fusion merchant to get your hands on this beautiful color!


A dresser makeover – the Before and After with Fusion’s Sacred Sage









We removed the hardware and cleaned it with soapy water as it had seen much better days. The dresser itself with cleaned up with Fusion’s TSP which helps to remove any grease, dirt or grime.





We get a lot of questions about whether or not one needs to sand before painting. The good news is with Fusion, you don’t need a lot of sanding or rather the type of sanding where you go down to the bare surface of the project you are working on. 

However it is important to note that sanding is dependent on your project and the state of the surface you want to paint. Sometimes you need to use wood filler and then sand everything down to even out your surface. Other times you need to sand to scuff up the shiny surface as this will absolutely make the paint adhere better. Your paint job is only as good as your prep. So ensuring the right prep will make it that much easier to paint. Sanding is very much project dependent. Even unfinished and unpainted wood can have small remnants of wood sticking up in spots so eliminating those is a must.



We gave this one a light scuff sanding due to its shiny surface, with a 180 grit Fusion Sanding Pad, followed by a quick wipe down with damn cloth to remove dust. 


After that we sprayed a base coat of shellac to prevent bleed through tannins (read all about what bleed through is on this blog post).





Using a Staalmeester Ultimate One Round Brush to paint hard to reach areas with details such the legs and drawer sides/tops.

We applied two coats of Sacred Sage to the dresser. After the final coat of paint has dried, we took some 220 grit paper to knock down any fibers or clumps and then cleaned it up with a damp cloth.

And here is the beautiful after! Sacred Sage from the Lisa Marie Holmes collection is that perfect classic color that feels updated for today’s decor trends.

For a touch of a little something extra, it’s always nice to line the insides of your drawers for a customized look. How ethereal is this?

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