Last summer I found a fabulous modern style dresser for only $20 at a garage sale. It was missing the back piece but for that price I knew I could easily find a replacement. I had immediate and wonderful plans to transform this piece into a awesome new dresser for my daughter’s room. Funny thing though, sometimes our “plans” and reality just don’t work together. The reality was that it just went to our own garage to wait for me to get around to it.
And that is not an entirely bad thing. In the year it has sat in the garage, I have been able to rethink the all orange paint color I had planned for it. My daughter had also lost interest in having it in her room (that may change again) so I was able to dream up a new redo for this smooth modern piece I liked so much.
Here are a couple of before photos of the dresser.
The dresser has a thin layer of veneer and not solid wood so I was unable to do a lot of sanding away of the finish. Instead I just sanded it down enough to give the primer something to stick to. After at least two coats of primer and three or four coats of paint, and another couple of coats of Polyacrylic, I just love the final results of the makeover.
For the outer surfaces of the dresser I used Behr Moon Rise in semi-gloss (this was leftover white paint from my office update) and then the drawer fronts are painted in Valspar Mediterranean Caramel in satin. I loved the look of the old brassy handles for the dresser and really didn’t want to change those out. I felt like the Mediterranean Caramel color would look good with the brassy finish and I have to admit I do think I made the right choice in colors.
“Without wise leadership, a nation falls; with many counselors, there is safety.” Proverbs 11: 14