MCM Geometric Mountain Mural Dresser

3 Materials
$100
3 Days
Medium

Since I thrift often I was asked to be on the lookout for a midcentury modern dresser by my daughter and son-in-law.

Not only did they want a dresser they wanted a mountain mural of some sort painted on it too. No pressure, right?

Enter this midcentury modern dresser fresh on the thrift store floor.

I decided not to tell them I found one and kept it a secret while I plotted what kind of mountain mural to make.

Once I prepped the piece (cleaned, sanded, wood filled missing veneer on the sides) I finally taped off a loose geometric design for my mountain scene using Frog tape.

When painting midcentury modern furniture I like to keep some of the piece natural and doing a combo of paint and wood.

Since I am always painting I had several colors on hand I used on. I mostly use chalk style paints.

Once I painted my mountain scene I gently brushed some white on the tops of the mountain “peeks” and removed the tape.

I then traced a lid to make a sun.

I mixed up some paint to get a golden yellow and decided to paint the base the same color as the sun to tie it all in.

I added three birds into the sun as I recently found out they are expecting a baby so I wanted to incorporate a special touch of their growing family.

Lastly, I used Wise Owl salve to seal the entire piece. It rejuvenates the wood and can also seal the paint as well.


I surprised them and revealed it to them on Christmas and they loved it!


You can find me on Instagram painting all the things. I also have a highlight saved on IG with a more in depth tutorial.


Stay safe and creative friends!



Suggested materials:
  • Frog tape   (Home Depot)
  • Chalk style paints   (Assorted retailers)
  • Paint brushes   (Home Depot)
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