Art Deco Dresser Make Over Upcycling Furniture

Andrea Palmai
by Andrea Palmai
5 Materials
6 Hours

I always look for unique looking furniture (mostly mid century modern furniture) when I hunt for new pieces! I knew I liked the "bones" of this dresser but I was a bit hesitant at first. Then decided to just go for it and I didn't regret it! Check out the transformation ! And see my other pieces on Instagram @andreapalmai

Here is how it looked before! Cool lines but boring!

Once I decided on the color and design, I started filling the missing veneers with wood filler. Gave it a light sanding with 100 grit sandpaper then it was time to paint!

First a touch of gold.

For this I used gold spray paint.

Then painted the remaining parts black with a foam roller!

This already looked cool but I had bigger plans for this bad boy!

I used some skinny painter's tape to create my design. I did not measure anything because who has time for that? But if you don't feel confident use a measuring tape. Its easier than fixing it later.

Design taped and painted

I just googled "art deco design" and searched for pictures that i liked, would work best with the dresser and were not too complicated. After removing the tape, I fixed my lines and made sure they were sharp!

And tada!!

This is the finished product! It was totally worth it! It's classy and gives me some serious Great Gatsby vibes!

Spay paint used in the project!
I used this paint on the dresser
Gave it a light sand with 100 grit sandpaper
The wood filler used on the project
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  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Sep 30, 2019

    Did you have to paint the gold lines freehand on the front where the big black stencil is? I don’t know how you did that.

  • Lee Susan Lee Susan on Aug 31, 2020

    Hi I love how you updated the look of the cabinet

    just wondering if u have any suggesting for my Art Deco style cabinet?

    many thanks

  • Flavianny Brunelli Flavianny Brunelli on Jan 09, 2021

    hi i would like to purchase this dresser, how can I buy it ?

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