Good morning! I’m back this week with a mini makeover! I have been trying to decide what to do with this dresser for quite awhile now. I had scrolled through Pinterest and did searches looking for an idea for a mid-century dresser that wasn’t too mid-century. So easy, right? This dresser had been my aunt and uncles, then my sisters’ when we all lived at home and has been mine since I got married. I’m not sure of the exact age.
When we first got it, it was painted dark brown. My husband sanded it all down and then we just left it as is. The wood is very soft and dirt and oils had absorbed into the wood.
I think this darker spot was from some candle wax.
My cat also decided to use this corner as a scratching post.
Since the wood is so soft, I was able to sand it by hand and all the dirt and oils came off pretty easy.
The scratches were a little more difficult. Some of them were pretty deep. I sanded as much as I could, but I would have had to sand a lot of the wood away if I was going to get it as smooth as possible. I left it like this and thought it would work out okay.
I used Benjamin Moore Simply White and watered it down. You can’t really tell in the picture, but it is pretty watery.
I used very little on the brush and even wiped some off before I started painting.
Once my brush was ready, I started brushing it over the surface until it all looked even.
I would still like to do something with the mirror and my husband is working on some kind of frame. I’ll let you know what happens with it!
Doesn’t it look so pretty!
I love the wood grain on here!
This little vintage dresser was my moms and aunts when they were little girls. It held their doll clothes and all my cousins and I used it too whenever we played at Grandma’s house. I use it for jewelry now, but it holds lot of great memories.
I added a few turquoise touches and my seashells.
I’m really happy how this dresser turned out! It was a nice simple refresh for the bedroom. Thanks for coming by today!
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