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I am SO excited to share my transformation of this dark dated 3 drawer Mid Century Modern dresser.

Do you Remember this old thing? Despite this I fell in love with it because of it’s amazing legs and unique 3 long integrated handles. It is stamped and was built by Hentschels of Waterloo Ont., well known for its high end grandfather clocks.

I knew I wanted to update it’s tired worn look to be Modern and Dramatic but I didn’t know how. After I sanded the base and saw this beautiful solid walnut hidden under the dark stain I knew he could be transformed into something Bold and Dramatic!

I sanded the case of the dresser and  drawers but the water damage and chips in the veneer only left me with the option to paint the case. I was happy I was able to rescue all it’s Walnut drawer fronts and base 🙂 


So I primed and painted it’s case in Clean White.

I wanted to add a little contrast with the white case and to highlight the dressers star, the renewed Walnut, so I painted its reveal bold turquoise and long handles white.

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?