French Lingerie Chest and Nightstand Paint Makeover in Fusion's Cathedral Taupe and Kilz White


I have been seeing a lot of Fusion Mineral paint furniture makeovers on Pinterest lately and had the urge to try one myself. I was especially intrigued by the claims that it adheres to shiny surfaces without a coat of primer. I searched for a dealer in my area, and was surprised to find one in an antique mall in a neighboring town. I was excited to head over and pick up a couple of colors I had researched via Pinterest. Unfortunately, the paint selection was very limited and according to the mall owner, had not been replenished in a long while. They did however have one of the colors I was in search of, Cathedral Taupe.


I recently purchased a French Provincial lingerie chest and nightstand. These two pieces, which would be for resale, were perfect for my first Fusion Mineral Paint project.


I forgot to snap a photo of the nightstand, but it looked exactly like this one except yellow like the lingerie chest.


Makeover Steps:

  • Remove hardware and soak in hot soapy water

  • Clean furniture with Simple Green and hot water

  • Paint two coats

  • Apply two coats of Polyacrylic

  • Apply Rub and Buff in Grecian Gold to hardware and reattach





I painted the chest and nightstand in the cathedral taupe and the drawers in the Kilz white. Two coats gave ample coverage. Fusion Mineral Paint can be found online and the Kilz Chalk Paint at Walmart.


As I do with all my pieces, I applied two coats of this polycrylic. This product can be found at Walmart or Lowe's.



Rub N' Buff can be found at Hobby Lobby and Michael's.


I really liked working with the Fusion Mineral Paint. I especially liked being able to skip the primer step that I normally do. The paint goes on smoothly, dries quickly with a nice hard finish. I paid $23 for 16.9 ounces, which is in the normal range for decorative paints.


As always, thank you for stopping by. If you would like to see some of my other furniture makeovers, just click the links below!!


French Provincial Chest

Cane Chair

Faux Bamboo Vanity

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