Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mid Century Modern Mint Dresser

One Monday a while back I found an ad on craigslist about free furniture. It said to get there by Sunday (the day before) or the garbage men would take it. I took the chance to drive by Monday night to see if anything was left.
It looked like everything was left! If you can believe it, I only took the two dressers the arrows are pointing to. The rest were a bunch of desks and broken pieces.
This is the dresser that was upside down and backwards at the top of the photo. A really cool mid century modern dresser.

So far, I have gotten the chance to paint two other mid century pieces and those were also free!
Free MCM Table

Free MCM Dresser
But I painted those white and I wanted to do something different. I chose a mint color oops paint that I have had forever. 
I sanded down the three drawers on the right and taped off the wood elements on the drawers to the left. I used two coats of the mint color (mixed into homemade chalk paint), distressed and waxed with Minwax finishing paste. I waxed the drawers on the right with AS dark wax.
I started painting at night so the color didn't feel as bright as it did once I moved it into the sun. It may be a little edgy for my area, but I hope someone likes it.


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12 comments:

  1. Hello Susan. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Those are some great finds. Good for you for seeing their potential. I think the mint color works!

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  2. Wow! Thanks for rescuing them from the landfill.

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  3. Oh I just love what you did with it, Susan!

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  4. It's gorgeous! Love the risk you took with the paint color! :) Visiting from Kammy's Korner link up!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    www.revolutionariesblog.com

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  5. I love the color, so much fun on this beautiful MCM piece! And how lucky to get it for free!

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