Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mid-century Dresser re-deaux

This baby has been sitting in my garage since November. I finally finished it! The damage on the top necessitated me to paint part of it, and because the wood was so nice (is it mahogany? it is a 1960's dresser made by Drexel) I wanted to keep some wood tones... so I used a black glaze and a stain/sealer combo on the drawers (minwax provincial).

Here it is before:

and after:

 I sprayed the original hardware with Oil Rubbed Bronze..sanded all the surfaces, applied a black glaze to the cabinet and a natural wood stain (miniwax provincial) to the drawers. I don't know what type of wood it is but it is fine grained and very lovely. I also lined the drawers:
Detail:(before staining, after)

I plan to hang my black mirror (another recent makeover) over it, and use it as a buffet/storage console in the big huge blank space in between my dining room and living room.

This was my inspiration, from CB2:
Make it a great Day!


  1. Pretty awesome Ann! Head over and give me some tips/pionters ... I'm in the middle of our bedroom refinish and would love some hints!

  2. That is a great piece! I love how you took an older piece and made it look so modern! Great job!

  3. lOVE THE piece! So glad the coupons worked for you! have a great day

  4. I love how it turned out! That is such a cool dresser!

  5. Love the dark/light combo. Looks great!

  6. Oh, I love it! Where did you find it? How funny that we posted next to each other on BNOTP with dresser redo's for our dining rooms - ha! I wish I could have kept some of the wood tones on mine, but it was simply too far gone, unfortunately. Thanks for visiting!

  7. Very nice! looks quite a bit like your inspiration piece!

  8. Great job on this makeover - it IS my nightstand's twin! I love how you were able to save some of the wood grain and still put a little twist on this piece. I'm actually in the middle of re-doing a buffet that looks similar to yours, but I'm hoping to be able to keep it all wood in the end. We'll see!
    Thanks for the visit!
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont


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