I’m finally wrapping up a bunch of projects all at once and am super-excited to share this beautiful mid-century modern dresser makeover. This piece had seen better days, but it has a new lease on life now, thanks to primer, paint and stain. Gotta love it. Let’s get down to business!
I shared a bit of progress with you last week in this post, but I think you’re going to love the finished product as much as I do. This post contains some affiliate links.
Here’s where we began:
But with legs – here is a shot that I took as it was being hauled out when I bought it.
I love the shape and the lines of it, and how clean and simple it is. Unfortunately, the top had some wear and tear, so I had to patch and paint it.
Primed the frame:
Sprayed the legs (the great feature about removable legs on mid-century pieces):
And here it is now.
So pretty, yes? I’m loving it. I’ve been wanting to do a mid-century modern piece for awhile now, and I love all of the inspiration that’s out there to bring them into the 21st century (even though I love the classic mid-century modern look).
Some close up shots –
Is the wood perfect? No. But definitely an improvement from where it all began.
Here are the details on the process:
The paint/primer (sprayed via HVLP):
- Dresser frame:
- Drawers: 50/50 mix of General Finishes Walnut Stain and Satin Poly
- Top Coat: Deft Clear Shellac in a satin finish
I know a lot of you have questions about using HVLP (high volume, low pressure) to spray furniture, and I have more coming on that soon – I promise. Exciting news in that department (hint: new tools to review and share with you).
Here is a side by side comparison (since that’s always my favorite). Just imagine the before has legs, okay?
How about this one for a before and after?
Are you a fan of the mid-century modern style?
Have a great day!