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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  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!

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

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

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

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

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

  6. Happy to feature you at our party this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

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