Add a Little Color: MCM Style Dressers

Add a Little Color: MCM Style Dressers

Elisabeth Wilborn
Feb 22, 2013

Need a mid-Winter pick-me-up? Tired of same old same? Me too. The clean lines of mid-century furniture can lend themselves to color nicely, and adding a little paint can take a piece out of the 1960s if teak isn't your thing. Take a look at these vivid mid-century dressers for inspiration.

I have a 1960s piece myself — it's in good condition, but the vibe isn't right for my house. I can't decide whether to give color a go, or Craigslist it in the name of history.

1. A pair of dressers in Finn Juhl's house via The Northern Elevation. This paint appears original to the period, and I would love to copy it.
2. Toby's Nursery dresser from Little Green Notebook
3. Dresser Turned Yellow Charmer, from Walter and Veronica, Apartment Therapy
4. Mid-Century Dresser in Tangerine, minthome on Etsy
5. Painted Mid-Century Dresser via Apartment Therapy's Scavenger

6. Morgana's Dressed Up Dresser, from Morgana at Fellow Creatives via Apartment Therapy
7. Before & After: Mid-Century Dresser Repainted, Meg Lewis via Apartment Therapy
8. Before and After: Retro Dresser Goes Orange, Angie from Creatively Crafty via Apartment Therapy
9. Updated Broyhill Dresser via Casa Sugar on Apartment Therapy
10. Little Mr. Man's Hand-Me-Down Room, Reader Pam on Apartment Therapy

(Images: as credited above)

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