You don’t see too many of these gorgeous pieces atthrift stores, but as soon as I walked in our local thrift store it was right there at the door and immediately I took the tag!
Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover
A brand new life!
I decided on a color. I chose a deep navy blue which just looks so lush. It almost has a velvet look, it has such a rich, Ralph Lauren look!
Before it gets to look amazing, I have to fix its flaws!
Here are some areas that the veneer came off.
Below is what I used to fill in these areas.
Using a plastic scraper, I applied the mixture to the areas to be filled, then let dry. I lightly sanded them down, then re-applied the mixture. Keep doing this until you have a smooth finish. The instructions are easy, just mix with water.
Some areas needed more.
Once I filled all of the areas in, I took them outside and lightly sanded them to prepare them for a paint.
I used a palm sander, it’s light and easy to use. I bought mine at Home Depot.
Now it’s ready for paint. I used a gorgeous color from behr called winter way. After the paint dried, I lightly sanded it all over, then applied verathane wax from the Home Depot to seal.
Once the wax dried, I polished it all over with my buffer.
The original handles are just gorgeous! I’m so glad they were all on the dresser when I purchased it.
It’s so elegant now! I must admit I didn’t like the paint when I started painting at first, but as it darkened I loved it.
Hoping you are able to rescue one of these beautiful pieces. Have a great day!