Welcome to Dixie Belle Paint Company, where every brushstroke is a celebration of creativity! We’re delighted to introduce a special collaboration with Salvaged Inspirations, featuring the talented Denise as our guest blogger. Together, we’re embarking on an exciting project to revitalize a thrifted tallboy dresser using our captivating  Silk All in One Mineral Paint in the green hue of Acadia. Join us as we blend our expertise and passion for transformation to inspire your next DIY masterpiece. Let’s dive into the world of color and innovation together! 🎨✨

Acadia Painted Dixie Belle Paint

(The following is an excerpt from Salvaged Inspirations – click here to read the original article in its original format.)

Today I’m sharing how I transformed this tallboy dresser using a BRAND NEW PAINT COLOR – ACADIA!  It’s one of 7 new colors in the SILK All-In-One Mineral Paint National Park Collection and I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Before Photo of Acadia Dresser


Here’s the thrift Tallboy dresser I started with. Does it look familiar to you? If you’ve been following for the last few years you may remember this makeover I restyled this shiny melamine tallboy dresser back in 2022. For the first makeover, I removed the jetson panels, stained the top two drawers in all-natural stain, and painted the rest of the dresser in a custom blue. You can see the full makeover here.

I sanded the sides to clean up some misbehaving paint and the particle board ended up chipped and messy. I tried fixing it by painting over it but I still didn’t like what I saw. So let’s fix the back of this particle board drawer and create a brand new look with a BRAND NEW PAINT COLOR!


Before Painted Tall Boy Dresser

Products Needed:

White Lightning Cleaner
Gorilla Epoxy Stick
Wood Filler
Mud Spatula
Bosch Sander
Astro EuroPro Spray Gun 1.7mm
Acadia SILK Mineral Paint
Brushed Brass Dresser Pulls


I gave this dresser a cleaning with White Lightning. making sure to rinse my sponge and wipe with clean water to remove any residue before unscrewing all the hardware. I also removed the original hardware and filled the holes.



I gave the entire dresser a scuff sanding to prep it for the new paint. To even out the rough plyboard drawer sides, I used a paint stick to create an ‘edge’. I mixed up some wood filler using a putty knife and inserted some between the drawer and paint stick. After about 5 minutes it was semi-dry, and I removed the paint stick. I waited another 15 minutes for it to dry 100% and then sanded it smooth. Using this Dixie Belle Mudd Filler I applied a little to all the imperfections and sanded again until everything was perfectly smooth. Then it was time to paint!

Steps so far:

  1. Damaged and rough plyboard drawer edge.
  2. Create a straight edge using a paint stick and insert Bondo.
  3. Remove the paint stick after 5 minutes when Bondo is semi-dry.
  4. Wait until 100% dry and sand smooth.
  5. Fill in any tiny imperfections with wood filler and sand.
  6. Paint!

Steps 1 through 6


Now for the fun part – getting to try a brand new paint color! When I posted a quick video of this dresser on Facebook, one of my followers Tracy suggested I paint this tallboy in a dark green.  Dixie Belle was generous enough to send me their new paint line so I dug into the box and found this Acadia SILK All-In-One Mineral Paint.

Dixie Belle Paint Silk Mineral Paint in Acadia


I love spraying SILK All-In-One Mineral paint. It’s a highly pigmented thick paint.  To get a flawless smooth finish, I thin it with ten percent water so it sprays beautifully through my spray gun. I’ve included the pic below because I’m often asked how much water to add when using a sprayer. As I mentioned I add around 10% but depending on your sprayer and the settings, you may need a touch more. The key to getting the perfect paint viscosity (or thickness of paint) is to watch the paint run off a paint stick. It should run off the stick in one continuous stream – no drips or breaking up and also still have a lot of “body” to the paint. I like to describe it as the consistency of a thick melted milkshake.

There was no need for a primer or topcoat because they were included in the paint formula. Once my two coats of paint had dried, I added these gorgeous brushed brass handles I purchased off Amazon.

Spray Painted Dixie Belle Paint Dresser

Here’s the finished look. I’m so happy I took Tracys’ suggestion and tried a dark green on this piece! Thanks, Tracy!!! This rich moody green is magnificent and elegant. Sometimes a solid color is exactly what a piece needs.

Tall Boy Dresser Painted in Acadia




Projects Done with Silk


As we conclude this journey of transforming a thrifted tallboy dresser into a stunning piece of furniture with Dixie Belle Paint Company’s Silk Color Acadia, we hope you’ve been inspired to embark on your own creative endeavors. Remember, with a little imagination and the right tools, anything is possible.

For more inspiring DIY projects and expert tips, be sure to visit Denise at Salvaged Inspirations. And don’t forget to explore our other blog posts for even more ideas and inspiration. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, there’s always something new to discover with Dixie Belle Paint Company.

Thank you for joining us on this adventure, and we can’t wait to see what you create next!

Dixie Belle Paint Tallboy Dresser Restyled with Acadia All in One Paint

About the Author

Salvaged Inspirations

Denise is a blogger, self-taught furniture artist, writer, photographer and the owner/creator of Salvaged Inspirations. She is a lover of all things vintage, repurposed and restyled. A thrift enthusiast, she’s always in pursuit of the next creative upcycle.

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