For the master bedroom - 2 coats primer and 2 coats Martha Stewart metallic paint. foam roller on flat surfaces. "glaze" made out of AS dark wax and mineral spirits and wiped on, wiped off, repeat. via: Oliver and Rust
DIY Silver Furniture Finish The Magic Brush This metallic painted furniture is so popular and easy to DI. Use my furniture painting tips and step by step instructions to give finally paint a dresser makeover
This is almost exactly how I updated a chest of drawers and nightstand though I didn't use a primer or pre-conditioner. The stain/poly combo definitely goes on thick, so you have to be careful to try and do a thin layer.
Dresser Makeover Using Chalk Paint. Painting your dresser is a fun and easy way to turn an old item of furniture into a completely new piece. Here is a free project plan to refresh an outdated dresser with chalk paint.