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Mid-Century Modern Dresser Restoration. Before & After

Updated: Jan 25, 2022

I was unsure if this dresser could be restored due to the severe damage to the lower left side. Click on the photo below to be taken to the youtube video showing detailed instructions how I was able to completely reconstruct that area.

I put new sleek legs on the dresser to keep with the Mid-Century design. Detailed instructions are also given in the video showing you how to add legs to a dresser.

I used Heirloom Traditions all in one paint on this dresser . I am simply amazed how easy this paint is to use! It contains a primer, paint and sealer so I saved a lot of time! Heirloom Traditions paint did not require any primer or sanding.

Supplies used in this makeover:

Heirloom Traditions all in one paint London color

Zibra Paint brush

Car washing sponge

Ryobi cordless orbital sander

Sanding discs for orbital sander

Screw Drivers

Krud Kutter

Graffitti remover

1/4 sheet palm sander


Behr Chalk Paint Color "Gravelstone"

DAP Premium Patch

Wood LEGS (these are the legs I used- if you use them be certain to replace the screws with 1 1/4 in wood screws!)

Additional products I find helpful in flipping furniture:

Zibra grip n glide 2 inch paint brush

Assorted Sanding Sponges

Gray wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms)

Beech wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms)Chair Table Leg floor protectors

ChrystaLac satin sealer (does NOT yellow when used on white chalk paint)

Respirator with safety glasses

Rub N Buff

Steel Bar Clamps

5in Clear stretch wrap film (to protect furniture for transportation)

18 in clear stretch wrap film (to protect furniture for transportation)

22 in wooden drawer slide (cut to fit)

Tack in Drawer Glides

Please read all labels and follow all manufacturer safety recommendations when working with paints, stains, and other equipment and wear and use appropriate personal protection equipment. Viewers should attempt these projects at their own risk.

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