Mid Century Modern Dresser

4 Materials
2 Days

Some pieces just stand out! I’m not normally a fan of this style, but I do like it and this gem is just gorgeous!

I’m afraid I forgot to get a proper before picture, but this is basically what it looked like before.

I definitely kept the hardware on the bottom three drawers, they just needed a little attention!

it took some time to sand it completely, but I’m really pleased how it turned out!

I wanted this piece to have an industrial look,yet somewhat feminine. I chose to use just the bottom part of this stencil, then a different stencil for the top.

I used only the bottom half of this wine stencil, which was a perfect amount for this area.

I used a latex cream paint from magnolia for all of the stencil work

I bought this amazing hardware on Amazon, perfect for an industrial look! I found the vintage typewriter font on the internet and printed it on a light gray card stock

The drawers are lined with a hessian look wallpaper, measured, then cut to fit. I used a spray adhesive to keep them in place.

Once all of the stencils were on, I covered the whole piece with johnson’s wax to seal. I left it over night to dry, then buffed it up for a smooth finish .

I absolutely love everything about it now! I gave the original hardware a fresh new look by spraying them gold, then rubbed them over with a matt black paint to try and match them to the new hardware.

The wood tones are so beautiful! I’m so glad I never painted this beauty! I love the natural look and all of its new details!

Now it has a fresh new look!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

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  • Pineapple Pineapple on Jan 17, 2021

    I think this is a piece that needed to be painted in my opinion. The top looks really bad and the veneer is peeling. Why didn’t you remove the peeling veneer? Perhaps you could have left just the drawers the raw wood and painted the rest of it. I think the industrial hardware does not look good on this mid century modern dresser. The original hardware looks better. The two different handles don’t go together at all.

  • JC JC on Jan 17, 2021

    What is the name of the typewriter font?


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