Blue MCM Dresser with Brass legs
Intermediate Skill Level UpCycles

Mid Century Modern Dresser

This Mid Century Modern Dresser was a fun creation collaboration between me and my client. I love it when thoughts and ideas can come to life. Every aspect of this piece was thoroughly thought out from the feet to the handles.

Skill Level

The Process

I stripped and refinished the drawers to match a color the customer requested. She wanted the drawers to match other side tables she had in her home. Which were Ikea so that was a simple color match. I did have to do some bleaching for this process, simple household bleach worked great for this. If you want to know more about bleaching read my blog here.

After neutralizing and sanding I stained with a light Pecan color from General Finishes. The natural wood didn’t need much for color however staining will help conceal some of the minor nicks and scratches in the wood.

Painted the top and handles China Blue from General Finishes which is a beautiful color! Then I painted a brass line on the handles to bring out the brass feet.

The brass feet was my favorite part! Finally had a good project to use my new bench grinder with a wire wheel. These are solid brass legs so they polished up beautifully. You can do this with handles too however I usually check the back side of the handles to make sure that it is solid metal and comes out the color you want.

Video of the Restoration

Although I own no MCM pieces in my house I appreciate this style greatly. The simplicity the clean lines are what gravitate me. What is your favorite Mid Century Modern combination? I truly love all the geometrical patterns. Some day I would love to paint a pattern on a dresser.

Thanks for reading,

Tara Lou

MCM Blue painted dresser

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Tara Lou

Mama, wife, furniture connoisseur, small business owner, nature-lover, homebody, hunter.

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