Before & After: Mid-Century Dresser Repainted

Before & After: Mid-Century Dresser Repainted

Meg Lewis
Oct 19, 2010

I recently purchased this dresser for a low price on Craigslist. It was pretty beat up, but I bought it with the full intention to make it pretty. With a little bit of grey paint and a few knobs this dresser was fixed up in no time. A great quick project that only took a couple of days.

What you can't see is that this dresser was torn apart on top. It had gauges and scratches all over. It took a very coarse sandpaper and a thick coat of primer, but we were able to get it smooth. I wanted to keep a small amount of the original wood showing, so I chose the legs and a middle strip to remain the same. Luckily those were two areas that were nearly scratch free. It took three coats of grey paint to spruce up this dresser. After the paint dried I added three knobs from Anthropologie. On the left-hand side I was able to keep the original knobs. I liked how distressed they were.

Images: Meg Lewis

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