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Before and After: A Modern Geometric Mountain Makeover

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I could not figure out what to do with this dresser! Seems easy enough, basic wood dresser...just paint it. I have this problem with "just painting" it. It needs to be interesting to me, I can't bare to just do what's easiest. I always like when there's a story behind something too, I like to know that there's inspiration that causes an idea to happen. And that's just what happened with this dresser after a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway in California, one of America's most scenic drives. (I highly recommend ;) )
  • before and after a geometric mountain makeover, painted furniture
Here's the pretty rough looking before picture of this dresser. I filled in all of the lines you see here. I wanted all of the diamond shapes on the two bottom drawers to be gone and the lines on the upper drawers gone so I could really have a blank slate. I filled in all of the holes for the knobs and pulls, there were way too many hardware pieces before.
  • before and after a geometric mountain makeover, painted furniture
If you look closely this is a portrait of the mountains, the ocean and the sunset. The mountains through Big Sur are mostly green or brown, but I chose a blue and gray palette because I liked the combo. So this scene is "loosely" based on the Big Sur coast line.
  • before and after a geometric mountain makeover, painted furniture
I wanted the landscapes to go along the sides of the dresser.
  • before and after a geometric mountain makeover, painted furniture
Both sides are different.
  • before and after a geometric mountain makeover, painted furniture
I think this dresser would look awesome in a kids bedroom.
  • before and after a geometric mountain makeover, painted furniture
I like to imagine a kid's creativity and letting their imagination run wild in their world and promoting a sense of adventure.
This dresser is for sale!

To see more: http://www.oakandolivehome.com/the-mountain-dresser-before-after/

Got a question about this project?

  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    GrandmasHouseDIY Menahga, MN

    So much fun! What a cool idea!

    • Oak+Olive
      Oak+Olive Madison, WI

      @GrandmasHouseDIY Thank you!! It's amazing just how long it took me to figure out this dresser...I've had it for months and teetered on keeping it or not! Glad I did

  • Pat Ruge
    Pat Ruge Murrieta, CA

    Well, it certainly isn't boring! Great job, very creative.

    • Oak+Olive
      Oak+Olive Madison, WI

      @Pat Ruge Nope! No boring around here lol! Thank you so much!

  • Mary
    Mary Locust Grove, GA

    I just purchased this same dresser for $75 at a resale shop. Plans are to make it a vanity in the bathroom. It was fun seeing what someone else had done with it. I'm not sure what direction I am going with it....because the hubby and I have sanded

    • Oak+Olive
      Oak+Olive Madison, WI

      @Mary Oh yeah, I had a hard time with this blonde wood, I tried to strip it and the stripper did absolutely nothing! Hopefully you'll have an easier time with yours. What a cool idea to use it as a vanity...I would love to see how it looks when it's

  • Lisa House
    Lisa House Vickery, OH

    This is gorgeous!

  • Kim-WoodsofWoodinville.com

    Really great. That drive is lovely and what a fun idea to incorporate it for a dresser!

    • Oak+Olive
      Oak+Olive Madison, WI

      @Kim-WoodsofWoodinville.com I live for that drive! We have gone the last 5 years...it's so spectacular! Thank you!

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