Monday, June 8, 2009

Mid Century Modern Dresser

Back when I moved into a duplex with Z's sister, there were a few pieces of old furniture left in the house. One of them was an old dresser that I honestly hated for a long time. I spilled nail polish remover, jewelry cleaner, and lord knows what else on that thing. I have no idea why I even brought this thing with me when Z & I got married & got our own place. Wait.... Yes I do. I needed more space for my clothes. :)

But anyway, it ended up in our guest bedroom, and I slowly started to see the potential in it. Until eventually, I was sure I could make it pretty.

The top was in terrible condition, so I did a good bit of sanding.

At first I hated the drawer pulls, but then I started to love the shape. They just went with the mid-century mod feel of the whole piece, so I decided to just spruce them up.

A little Rustoleum brushed nickel spray paint, and I was convinced. SO glad I kept them!

Then I primed and painted both the drawer fronts and the frame.

My previous experience had only been with black paint, so I was shocked when it took like 5 coats of paint to make me satisfied with the finish.

So happy with the result!

It's a very boxy piece- a style I'm not usually a fan of. But you know what? It works for me. I love the clean lines. And for like $10 (in paint), you can't go wrong. ANYthing would be better than the before, so I definitely feel like I got way more than I bargained for!

What do you think? :)


The DIY Show Off said...

I can't decide which project I like best! You're amazingly talented in creativity and giving things a face lift!

C said...

Aww, that's so sweet of you! Although, you yourself are totally not lacking in that area! You do amazing work, girl!