Saturday, 30 March 2019

Dapper Dresser

We picked up this free Kijiji dresser almost a year ago. It was the perfect size for M's room. Plus, it has mid-century lines that I love.


It came with some minor damage, but after a humidifier leaked, it wreaked havoc on the top...
Well, crap!

This gave me the opportunity to finally do something fun with this dresser.

Instead of refinishing the wood, I decided to paint the casework. This will help define the wood on the drawers allowing them to pop.

I also didn't want to paint the entire case, so painter's tame in some key places is required.

Ahhh, so much better!!

BUT... I wanted to do something a little different, so I turned my attention to the drawers.
(because why wouldn't I want to take this too far...)

I chose a white and blue fabric from the local Fabricland, and I cut the fabric to about 2 inches larger than the drawer front. Then I used some Modge Podge on the drawer and carefully put the fabric down. Once dry, I used scissors to cut along the edges and used a little bit more Modge Podge to seal the edges. Finally, a quick rub with some sandpaper to clean up the edges, and it was done!

On another drawer, I used some left over paint that matched the print. This time, I painted the edge of the drawer as well.


I wanted the wood to show through, but also create an interesting asymmetric look.
I adore how this one turned out!! Yes! The risk paid off!

Let me know what you think in the comments below!


  1. Pat this is SO GOOD. It looks so completely different to the original piece and yet it works so well with the mid-century moderness of it.

    Did you update the top of it at all?

    1. Good question! The top was quite water damaged, so it was painted white. I let the undamaged wood drawers shine, instead.


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