Thursday, August 9, 2018

Funky Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover!



Meet Jacob. The project piece I almost didn't buy! The photo the seller posted, made the drawers look super wonky. I was like....ehhhhhhhh. The price was right, and I was actually meeting the same seller to buy another piece so I look a look at this one. Y'all! I have fallen in love!!! If you're head over heels too, he is for sale - $500!

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Funky two tone Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

The drawers are definitely funky, but that's what MAKES this dresser! That, and the little brass flower details on each corner of the top.

Funky two tone Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

Here's the before of this bad boy:

Funky two tone Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

Funky two tone Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

The drawers were in decent condition, so I just used my super secret lazy wood refinishing method on those. The body, however, was hurting for a makeover.

Funky two tone Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover
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To try and save the little flower detail on the top, I took some contact paper and used a Xacto knife to cut around it before painting. It worked out pretty well...maybe a little too well. Some of the finish  was pulled off with the contact paper. Most of them were okay, but one looked pretty bad; so, I went over them all with a gold paint marker. Now they look brand new!

 Funky two tone Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

Funky two tone Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

I'm simply smitten! I love the wood inlay detail on the drawers, and even those funky offset drawer pulls! This baby has dovetail joints in all the drawers, and is stamped "American of Martinsville". Fun fact"American of Martinsville was founded in 1906 in Virginia. They originally manufactured befroom furniture, but expanded into dining and living room pieces by the 1950s. Individual pieces can be sold at auction for as much as $2,500 to $6,000, as of 2015." ...that's a lot for one dresser!

I'm starting to feel like my price is a steal...haha!

Funky two tone Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

Here's some final eye candy for y'all!

Funky two tone Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

Funky two tone Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

Funky two tone Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

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