Before & After: Mid-Century Dresser $16 Revamp
There is no better feeling than completing a project when they seem to be piling up around you (as is always the case in our house)!
About a year ago, I bought this dresser off of Craigslist for $150. Let me start by stating that this is not a quality piece of furniture–it is not solid wood, and it is heavily scratched–so I had no qualms about messing with it. When I started planning Clinton’s new room, I didn’t think about touching this dresser at all. But as I started to bring in more color and lighten up the space, the dresser was looking darker and dingier as time went on.
I painted the fronts of the drawers white with extra paint from our kitchen renovation, took off the (plastic!) molding from the top drawer, cut out a new drawer front from the leftover plywood from our laundry room flip, and picked up some new hardware. I also painted over the scratches and dings with leftover stain from the book ledge project. All in all, this project only cost $16 (for the hardware)–not bad! I really like how the dresser now feels connected to Clinton’s newly painted white book ledges and the white curtains I’ve hung around his bed nook.
I styled the dresser for the photos, but I’m waiting on this adorable fox print from My Dear Fellow Co. to come so I can hang it above the dresser:
And one last photo….
Mission accomplished 🙂
Megan| 21 August 2014
I really love this dresser (really anything mid-century modern)! It’s so impressive that you were able to make the new drawer fronts! Whenever I see something mid-century modern ANYWHERE I feel a need to buy it but have a hard time convincing my husband how great it’ll be in our house.
annabode| 29 August 2014
Thanks Megan! I know, there are so many great pieces out there–I want them all! I think when we move next year I’ll sell this piece for one that’s a little better quality, but it works great for now.