In order to create a deep color purple, I experimented with some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, and came up with the following recipe: 4 parts Napoleonic Blue + 2 parts Henrietta + 1 part Emporer's Silk. The color met my daughter's approval.
The final step was to paint the drawer handles. I wanted them to be metallic silver (for which there is no chalk paint), so I lightly sanded them, wiped them with a damp cloth, and sprayed them with Rustoleum primer. After it was dry, I sprayed them with Rustoleum metallic silver (one light coat).
Here's where I learned an important tip:
Don't leave spray paint in a cold garage right before you're going to use it!! We've been having a cold spell, and the silver spray paint was probably 40F before I picked it up and sprayed it on the first two handles. Here's what happened:
After waxing and buffing the dresser and drawers (not the handles), here's the finished result: