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I am SO excited to share my transformation of this dark dated Mid Century Modern dresser and nightstand set!
Do you Remember these old things?
I knew I wanted to update it’s tired worn look to be Modern and Dramatic but I didn’t know how. After I carefully sanded one of the feet and saw this beautiful wood grain I knew he could be transformed into something Bold and Dramatic!
I carefully sanded and sanded, and applied stain to the curved drawers fronts. Wow I was so surprised to find amazing burled wood under all that dark dated stain!
I sanded the cases but the tops were badly water damaged from plants. The veneer was chipped, loose and missing in some spots which only left me with no other option but to paint them. The loose veneer was glued and clamped for 24 hours. All the chipped veneer was patched using Bondo and sanded. I wanted to rescue the wood reveal to show off their unique design. It took some tricky taping, but I was successful 🙂 The remaining pieces received 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of crisp white paint, sanding between each coat.
As I worked on them I fell in love with their craftsmanship. Just look at these hand craved his and her jewelry holders ♥️
I love how the pure white paint lightens and brightens them allowing their amazing lines and burled drawer fronts to be the heroes now. Stunning – AND I did it with a dated piece of furniture, stain, paint and some elbow grease!
I bet you will never look at a disregarded piece of furniture the same again.
Are you now a up-cycle believer now?
What an amazing transformation!
What stain was used on the refurbished dresser and nightstand, please? It’s beautiful!