Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MID CENTURY MOD Dresser Makeover MCM!


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Welcome back again my Beauties!
I am so excited to show you my latest makeover.
A Mid Century Mod Dresser MAKEOVER!
This makeover was more fun than usual for me because I knew this one was going to be a KEEPER before I even started. 
I have been wanting to replace my GIGANTIC Entertainment Center turned Clothing Armoire (you can see that makeover HERE) for a while now.
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Over the years my room has evolved and I was wanting to go with a less shabby chic and a more modern feeling.
So when a friend who was moving offered me this beauty for FREE I knew I had found my new dresser.
While it had some issues (like this giant stain on the top, a large chunk of missing veneer on the front drawer and multiple deep scratches)
I just loved the overall shape of it and knew with a little elbow grease she could be a BEAUTY again.
DRESSER TOP MCM MID CENTURY MOD DRESSER SANDED STRIPPED MAKEOVER

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First thing I did was strip and sand the top.
Since these older dresser tend to have quite a bit of lacquer on the top I eventually had to pull out my Belt sander!
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It made quick work of the top.
Then I just needed to sand the top with some fine grit sandpaper,
use some tac cloth to remove and residue and I could move on to re staining the top.
MINWAX WOOD FINISH STAIN AND SEAL IPSWICH PINE MCM MID CENTURY MOD DRESSER MAKEOVER

Since I loved the original color I decided to use Minwax wood finish in Ipswich Pine to bring the wood back to the original color.

MINWAX WIPE ON POLY HAND RUBBED FINISH MCM MID CENTURY MOD DRESSER MAKEOVER DIY FURNITURE
Once it was dry I used a couple of coats of WIPE ON POLY to seal the top and the drawer front that I also sanded and stained.
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Once all the wood finish was taken care of I could move on to painting.
Since I wanted to keep the dresser pretty neutral I went with a very light gray.
I used General finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint to finish off the base and all the drawer fronts.
While those were drying I used gold spray paint to bring life back to the worn out but very mod hardware.
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I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
Just changing this one piece of furniture changed the whole feel of our bedroom!
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The room feels bigger not having the huge armoire in there.
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And it gives me the perfect place to keep my jewelry on my vintage brass parrot jewelry holder that I got thrifting!
MCM Mid Century MOD Long Dresser basset makeover painted general finishes gray and brass
I am so Thankful that my friend thought of me when getting rid of this piece.
I hope I did it justice since had been in her family for a long time.
Until next time,
Go make something BEAUTIFUL!
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