Mid Century Modern Bedroom Set Update

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2 Days

I purchased this mid century modern bedroom set on my local Facebook marketplace to give it a new look. The top was white formica while the body was a dark brown finish. I didn't like that and decided to go with a light design.


The first step was to start sanding the drawers. I really liked the cute checkers design in the front. It was actually part of the original veneer design. I started sanding it with 120 then 220 sandpaper grit.

One drawer sanded

Once I sanded the first drawer I loved what I saw! The checkers pattern showed even more I had hoped and the wood was actually quite light!

I sanded all drawers

The whole set was sanded down. ( drawers ) and the rest was going to be painted white!

White wash

I liked the drawers but decided to do a light white wash on them to compliment the white paint I was going to use on the body.

Once it was all done I applied a polycylic clear coat. If you like this transformation and would like to see more in real time follow me on Instagram @andreapalmai

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  • Aimee
    on Dec 20, 2020

    I love this!

  • Julie M.
    Julie M.
    on Jan 15, 2021

    Wow! What a find! LOVE that checkerboard and you did an amazing transformation!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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