This wooden oldie used to be my dressing table under the full-view mirror back when I was in high school. I found it in my parent’s garage while I was visiting for the summer, sitting in the middle of the ‘please throw me away’ pile.
Because my cousin had very recently mentioned that she needed a new dresser, the first thing that came to my mind was all the ways I could redo and revamp this MCM dresser. After the flashbacks of me getting ready for prom and girls night-ins had subsided, I decided to give this Mid Century Modern Dresser a makeover.
Because this had been sitting in the garage for years, it emitted a musty, nasty odor when I slid the drawers open. As you can see in the picture, one of the handles in the center was broken off and I could not find it in my parent’s generally-very-messy garage –I honestly didn’t even want to.
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However, overall the drawer seemed to be in great shape, and I particularly loved the innovative hexagonal-square shape that the middle drawer offered.
- I stripped and sanded the whole piece.
- It had veneer damage on some of the drawers so I decided to do a mid-century color pattern using the lines that were engraved into the wood already.
- Re-stained the body and parts of the drawers that I wanted to show the wood grain,
- I then masked off the areas and painted using mystic turquoise and crisp linen (Behr colors).
- I sealed using dark wax on the stained areas and used clear wax on the rest.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge, huge fan of minimalist, monochromatic, vintage-turned-modern designs of furniture and this MCM dresser fits so perfectly into that box
My cousin has an almost oceanic-blue theme in her eldest daughter’s room, and the turquoise and brown blended in with it so well, it almost seemed like it was all came with the rest of the décor.
I was very excited about the new canvas, and I’m so glad I went for it because it turned out pretty great. I gotta say, I’m loving it
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