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
Sanding discs for orbital sander
Behr Chalk Paint Color "Gravelstone"
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
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
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)
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