Before and After: Mid Century Dreesser Get a Sleek and Weathered Look

The standard mid century modern dresser with the dreadful laminate top. My dislike for laminate tops runs deep. They don't age well and often times are discolored and bleached from light. I get their purpose, but they can't be refinished and while the rest of the dresser can be spruced up you're still left with an old dingy top! So for these pieces, I paint them.
I used a product called Weather Wood Stains to weather and age/gray the drawers.
I love the size of this dresser. It wasn't too heavy and the person who bought it from me is using it as a changing table in her nursery.
Standard mid century dresser, kind of blah, really scratched and beaten up. Previous owner had this dresser for 20 years. I'm not sure if I'd ever keep any one piece of furniture for that long, my mind changes way too often for that :)
After. I just LOVE everything about this dresser. I used Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in Linen for the body. Stripped and sanded the drawers then applied the Weather Wood Stain to the drawers to work it's magic.
Sealed in furniture wax and a flat polycrylic over the drawers. I decided to keep the peg legs natural after stripping them. I liked the 3 tones all working together.
Modern + fresh.
Distressed at the edges
See this and other pieces on my website.
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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Feb 22, 2016
    This is the exact kind of dresser I need in my life! Loveee!

    • Oak+Olive Oak+Olive on Feb 22, 2016
      @Hannah V I am dying to get my hands on another one to do it just the same!! Follow my insta if you'd like to see when new pieces are up for grabs! @oak_olive_vintage

  • Mary Mary on Feb 22, 2016
    Ditto ^^^ great update brought the classy out in a classic piece (:

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