Broyhill Saga Dresser ~ Mid Century Modern Update

Happy dance! Today is another fun Furniture Fixer Upper day, where my blogger friends and I get together to share some DIY fun with you. However, today I’m taking the back-burner and letting my oldest son, Mr. I take the helm. He shares with you how he updated with vintage Broyhill Saga dresser. Isn’t it cool?

Vintage Broyhill Saga Dresser Before Makeover |

I actually had an exact match to this set in a tallboy chest which was a custom request by a client. However, you can see how it was updated HERE. Not only has this style has always caught my eye for the lines, but also those carved and etched star designs on the front and mirror.

Then, when I presented this to my son as a project piece, he was excited because he likes this style too. It has that modern vibe with a retro throwback feel. However, the dresser had much wear to the top, but really only needed some minor TLC.

Broyhill Dresser Top Worn and Aged |

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Since Mr. I is not a newbie to furniture makeovers (see his past work here), he knew how to get started. In the end, he left the finish design up to me. haha. No problem! He grabbed my orbital sander and got to work.

Teen Sanding Dresser Top |

I suggested that since the top had veneer worn through that he save the parts that could still be stained, and do a paint/stain combo. (one of my favorite ways to finish these pieces) Since he wanted a masculine feel to the dresser, I suggested he use a mix of grays.


First, to get this party started, Mr. I began painting the cabinet in the darker gray with the 2″ Angled Brush.

Painting Dixie Belle Gravel Road gray paint on vintage Mid Century Modern Dresser | Prodigal Pieces |

Next, while the cabinet was curing, he moved onto the drawers. He stained them all in Early American, one of my faves seen in these posts. Last, he decided to add a twist of fun. Also, with the remaining colors, light gray and white, he used some tape to create the crisp lines you see below.

Vintage Broyhill Saga Dresser Updated with Dixie Belle Paint for a Modern Chic Look by Prodigal Pieces |

Vintage Mid Century Modern Broyhill Saga Dresser by Prodigal Pieces |


Isn’t that sharp?! I just love it. Everything was topped off with a couple of coats of a poly to really make it shine. In addition, the pulls were repainted in a Pure Gold spray paint to add that bit of contrast.

Mid Century Modern Dresser in Dixie Belle Grays and Whites for and Updated Look by Prodigal Pieces |

Vintage Broyhill Saga Dresser by Prodigal Pieces |

My favorite part, aside from the whole thing, is the etched mirror. I love how adds drama.

Vintage Broyhill Saga Mirrored Dresser with Modern Chic Vibe by Prodigal Pieces |

You can bet I’m a proud mama to see my son do a fantastic job on this piece. Also, I’m proud to say you can find this piece and all the other gems I have for you in my online shop. (SOLD) Stop by to see!

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Also, pin and share this vintage Broyhill Saga dresser makeover to inspire other to give DIY a try. It’s fun!

From dull and dated to modern chic. This vintage Broyhill Saga dresser got the update it needed to give it new life. New look done by a teen and can be seen at Prodigal Pieces |

Up next, this little lyre table was in need of much TLC and I couldn’t pass up the chance. Isn’t it cute? Head HERE to see the after.

Vintage Lyre Coffee Table Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces |

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In addition, more projects like this Broyhill Saga dresser update:

Check out how this vintage Art Deco buffet was given a modern feel. Makeover at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comAn Antique Buffet gets a stunning makeover using a glazing technique. Come see the pop of color that lies inside. By Prodigal Pieces |

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  • Michele Branham

    The paint and stain combo look great! I just started using Dixie Belle paint and have loooooved it! It goes on so well, especially with my Zibra paintbrushes.

    April 26, 2018 at 6:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sweet to hear. It’s easy to love as it works so well with any style and even in your home.

      April 26, 2018 at 6:48 am Reply
  • Janie Hayes

    I love the makeover

    April 26, 2018 at 6:31 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Glad to hear it. Thank you.

      April 26, 2018 at 6:48 am Reply
  • Catherine Hertog

    Wonderful work Mr. I. Such a talented family.

    April 26, 2018 at 6:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Catherine.

      April 26, 2018 at 7:11 am Reply
  • Judy Burnside

    Really nice job Mr. I on the dresser – LOVE the look! I keep reading about how you prefer the Dixie Bell paints. I’m one to not throw out, but use, all my old stock, so I’m still working my way through cans of latex and oil….but I sure think Dixie Bell would be a much better choice in fixing up the old furniture. I am always impressed by the coverage and the colors are awesome! Another wonderful read and great inspiration. Thank you.

    April 26, 2018 at 6:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      He says, Thanks! 😀 Yes, I am the same way, but instead of using what I don’t like I donate it to local charities. They love getting it all. haha!

      April 26, 2018 at 7:12 am Reply
  • Christina in SW FL

    Wow, your guy did a GREAT job o this makeover. Very masculine and love the clean lines. I’m sure it won’t last long in your shop. 🙂
    I have a TP holder tower in my bathroom I need to paint. 🙂

    April 26, 2018 at 7:01 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You’ve made his day, Christina. Thank you! Sounds like a fun project. 🙂

      April 26, 2018 at 7:13 am Reply
  • Lori Sawyer

    Love it ! My son and I just scored a dresser, desk and treadmill off the trash Cant wait for tje weekend to start on one

    April 26, 2018 at 7:01 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! What a score for you! Hope you can get to it soon.

      April 26, 2018 at 7:13 am Reply
  • dodie

    very nice! very, very nice! clean lines – not fussy, definitely masculine.

    April 26, 2018 at 7:06 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so tickled for him. He really like this piece and the colors. Fun to watch!

      April 26, 2018 at 7:14 am Reply
  • Laura Overholt

    He did a beautiful job!

    April 26, 2018 at 7:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so, Laura. I enjoy seeing my kids have at their own pieces.

      April 26, 2018 at 7:14 am Reply
  • Kelly Howard

    Fantastic job on this sweet piece and what a great eye for detail he is developing! I an new to refinishing and refurbishing and haven’t tried anything outside of standard latex YET. You guys inspire me so much.

    April 26, 2018 at 7:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We’re delighted to hear it, Kelly. Thank you!

      April 26, 2018 at 12:47 pm Reply
  • Danelle Fuller

    Good job, love the combo of colors and stain! I appreciate that you kept the “feel” of the piece while giving it new life.

    April 26, 2018 at 7:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      So fun to watch him go. Thank you, Danelle.

      April 26, 2018 at 12:47 pm Reply
  • Deb

    Great Job Mr I!

    April 26, 2018 at 7:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Miss Deb. (Mr. I) 😀

      April 26, 2018 at 12:47 pm Reply
  • Jackie

    Great job! JUst love the colors used! The front looks so awesome!

    April 26, 2018 at 7:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Fun to help him design this and watch him go. Thanks, Jackie!

      April 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm Reply
  • Jewell

    Fantastic job Mr.I! Love it!

    April 26, 2018 at 7:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you from the two of us, Jewell. So fun!

      April 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm Reply
  • Melissa Storms

    I love the way that turned out, he did a great job. I love painted pieces that keeps some of the wood showing. I would paint a dresser my son has in his room that needs an update.

    April 26, 2018 at 7:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s my favorite way to finish, especially in instances like this where the veneer couldn’t be saved. Thanks!

      April 26, 2018 at 12:49 pm Reply
  • Alison S

    Nice work! I have a bedside table I would like to try these paints out on.

    April 26, 2018 at 8:03 am Reply
  • Shelly

    Looking to freshen up a newly acquired dresser… Hurricane Gray might be nice…!

    April 26, 2018 at 8:20 am Reply
    • Larissa

      One of my favorite colors. Soothing… 😉

      April 26, 2018 at 12:49 pm Reply
  • Rebecca - Knoxville,TN

    Handsome update, love the wood/paint combo!

    April 26, 2018 at 8:39 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so, Rebecca. He did a great job.

      April 26, 2018 at 12:49 pm Reply
  • Becky

    Wow, that came out beautifully! Really nice job, Mr. I!!!
    Where to start with all the painting?! I’d paint my trellis first, then my girls bedroom furniture!

    April 26, 2018 at 8:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I hear ya, Becky! I have much to do too.

      April 26, 2018 at 12:49 pm Reply

    Kudos to Mr. I. He has obviously had a good teacher and has learned well. I would never have thought to do the color blocking on those right hand drawers . It is stunning.

    April 26, 2018 at 8:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That means much, Sonja. Thank you!

      April 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm Reply
  • Ginny

    My nightstand would look lovely with some Hurricane Gray!

    April 26, 2018 at 8:55 am Reply
  • Christy

    Stunning makeover!! The stripes were unexpected but totally make this piece! XO

    April 26, 2018 at 9:16 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Funny how some of us had a stripe vibe this month, while others had pink. Love it!

      April 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm Reply
  • ColleenB.~ Tx.

    Beautiful make-over. He done a wonderful job.
    I would start off with my chest of drawers that has been sitting in storage for sometime now.
    Thank You for this giveaway opportunity

    April 26, 2018 at 9:16 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Colleen. Our pleasure!

      April 26, 2018 at 12:51 pm Reply
  • Kristina

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win some of these awesome paints!

    April 26, 2018 at 9:19 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are most welcome. 😀

      April 26, 2018 at 12:51 pm Reply
  • Maureen Clipperton

    Nice job. I would paint my office desk.

    April 26, 2018 at 9:24 am Reply
  • Kenda

    Excellent job, Mr. I! This definitely has a “dudely” feel to it.

    April 26, 2018 at 9:29 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That made us LOL!! 😀

      April 26, 2018 at 12:51 pm Reply
  • Debra Wise

    Mr. I is as talented as his mother! Beautiful makeover and the wood/paint job is stunning! Even though I’m old enough to be your mother, could you adopt me and teach me how to do what your family does with repurposing trashures…lol.

    April 26, 2018 at 9:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How fun! Thanks so much, Debra. You can come on over any time and join the chaos. haha!

      April 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm Reply
  • Meleah Jurasek

    Great job on this project! I have so many projects, I wouldn’t know where to start!

    April 26, 2018 at 9:34 am Reply
    • Larissa

      He says, “Thanks!”

      April 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm Reply
  • Denise

    You’re training your children well – he did a wonderful job on that dresser! I’ve got several projects in my garage – just waiting for some nicer weather to be able to paint them, perhaps with some Dixie Bell colors!

    April 26, 2018 at 9:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It makes my mama heart happy. Thank you, Denise.

      April 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm Reply
  • Kat Emerick

    He did a great job. The colors reminded me of early modern. I have some old night stands that need a good make over!

    April 26, 2018 at 9:37 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I think so too, but I’m partial. haha. Thanks, Kat!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:19 pm Reply
  • Frances Batson

    Great job. Looks so up to date. A new life for a good piece.

    April 26, 2018 at 9:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s what he was after and we’re glad to hear you like it. Thank you!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:20 pm Reply
  • Queen of Rods

    This dresser looks incredible! The stripes and color choices are excellent, and I’m not even a fan of gray. How do the drawers on the left side open? I can’t tell from the pictures. My first project with Dixie Belle paint would be a jewelry box upcycle 🙂

    April 26, 2018 at 9:52 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome! Thank you. Love that you love this despite the gray. hee hee. The open with a finger grab underneath. Most MCM pieces are the same. Sounds like fun!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm Reply
  • Judy Newell

    You must be so proud the talent that all of your children have shown. Thanks for being the wonderful parents who take the time to teach skills to their children (and others like me!).
    I have not been impressed with the chalk paints I have tried in the past, but have been wanting to try Dixie Bell because of all of their unique products and because I have heard wonderful things about them.

    April 26, 2018 at 10:04 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I truly am and amazes me what they can do. I wasn’t impressed with chalk paint for years and actually gave up until I tried the Dixie Belle line. It floored me right out of the can. Hope you win to try!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:22 pm Reply
  • Alicia H

    Love the new piece very modern and sheik. I have a hutch and table I would like
    to do over.

    April 26, 2018 at 10:15 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Alicia! Those tables and hutches can be fun. 😀

      April 26, 2018 at 2:22 pm Reply

    I truly like the dress make over. It displays talent, creativity and patience. I have not tried Dixie Bell, as of yet, I am just getting into the painting of furniture. I was one of the refurbish and stain people…and have decided to make the leap.

    April 26, 2018 at 10:22 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We are delighted to hear it. Thank you. I am also a refurbish and stain when possible, but paint is oh so fun for those pieces that need some help like this one did. Makes me wonder how veneer gets worn through, like what were they doing to it? haha.

      April 26, 2018 at 2:23 pm Reply
  • Kayla Starr

    He did such a great job! I love the mix of paint and stain! You must be so proud! Did he sand down the drawers before painting? If so… what grit?

    April 26, 2018 at 10:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so right…I am! Thank you, Kayla, from the two of us. He did sand them down with a 120 grit and then stained fresh.

      April 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm Reply
      • Kayla Starr

        You’re very welcome! Ok great, thank you! I have always been afraid of scratches showing through… so I will try that! I have a couple tables I would like to darken the tops on 🙂

        April 27, 2018 at 7:24 am Reply
  • Kathy E.

    You’ve got to be so proud of him and what he’s learned! What a fabulous makeover! I’d paint a few golden oak bookshelves that need a new life.

    April 26, 2018 at 10:34 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, so glad he is willing and able. Thanks for the smile and hope you get to do those bookcases. 😀

      April 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm Reply
  • Pam

    I look for your posts every day because they are always inspiring. I like how your children are anxious to learn and do. Their projects are very good and professional-looking. I have a modern dresser too and would like to make it look sort of French country — Ha Ha you say. Good luck with that, right? I’m still hoping something will pop up somewhere.

    April 26, 2018 at 10:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You’ve just made my day, Pam. Thank you! They would work with me daily if they could. Maybe one day! 😀 Sounds like your project piece will be fun. You can do it!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:25 pm Reply
  • Sherry Fram

    Beautiful job! Mr. I takes after his momma!! Love the color with the stain & the stripes with the offset mirror are just perfect! Awesome job!

    April 26, 2018 at 10:45 am Reply
    • Larissa

      He worked hard on it and it shows. Thank you, Sherry. 🙂

      April 26, 2018 at 2:25 pm Reply
  • Kimberly

    What a great job on the dresser. It turned out beautifully. I’d love to try out Dixie Belle paints on an end table.

    April 26, 2018 at 10:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Kimberly! You will love them…I know it. 😀

      April 26, 2018 at 2:26 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth Raynor

    Very nice! He’s very talented.. I love paint and stain combos. I am on a break between semesters, for about a week and a half, and I’m finally going to tackle the dresser I’ve had sitting for over a year. I haven’t decided on paint/stain colors yet… I’ll decide after I strip it down..

    April 26, 2018 at 10:52 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Glad you get a break and hope you get to work on your piece. Good therapy for me, anyway. tee hee!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:26 pm Reply
  • chris

    mr i sure has come a long way, this dresser is fantastic

    April 26, 2018 at 10:55 am Reply
  • Marie

    Mr. I did an amazing job on this broyhill dresser! Love the masculine dorm vibe he has going on. This would look amazing in a modern industrial space too. A+ again for you boy, proud Mama! Pinned

    April 26, 2018 at 10:58 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, can go so many ways with it. Thank you, Marie! 😀

      April 26, 2018 at 2:27 pm Reply
  • Paula

    WOW! Mr. I has a great eye!! This would have been a great piece in Zibra’s One of a Kind contest! I can’t wait to try Dixie Belle paint. I started sanding a shelf for our bathroom, but haven’t painted it yet. It sure would look good in Gravel Road! I was planning to paint it Orion Gray by Behr. Hey, I may even try some stripes! I do enjoy your posts so very much and am amazed at the talents of your children as well. You are an inspiration as an artist and a parent. Thank you for sharing!

    April 26, 2018 at 11:07 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure would have been fun. You will love Dixie Belle. Best paint I ever tried and that’s saying a lot.

      April 26, 2018 at 2:29 pm Reply
  • Janette

    The first thing I would paint with Dixie Belle paint, is a small cabinet in wheels I want to make into a beverage bar!

    April 26, 2018 at 11:34 am Reply
  • Carolyn

    Mr. I did a wonderful job! I was wondering how to open the drawers on the left as I don’t see any knobs/handles?

    April 26, 2018 at 11:39 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Carolyn. The open with a finger pull underneath. Most MCM pieces have it on them for a flush clean look.

      April 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm Reply
  • Danelle

    Great job Mr.I! I commend you for instilling great work ethics in your children, Larissa. I have several pieces that could also use a face lift.

    April 26, 2018 at 12:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I try. Thank you, Danelle. 😀

      April 26, 2018 at 2:31 pm Reply
  • Mary

    Very cool Larissa. You know how obsessed I am about MCM furniture. Your son did well!!

    April 26, 2018 at 1:09 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Me too! I wanted to work on this one. haha!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Kaycee

    Larissa, Yes, proud Mama indeed! Mr. I really did a super job updating this dresser! I love the colors that he chose, the design and the hardware painted gold. You deserve a huge round of applause Mr. I!!!!

    April 26, 2018 at 1:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, so very! Thank you, Kaycee.

      April 26, 2018 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Constance Colvin

    Larissa, you’re lucky! My boys love me to make things FOR them, but aren’t so interested in the MAKING part! You’ve got a happy thing going there! (-:

    April 26, 2018 at 1:36 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      haha! So funny! I love that you’re doing it at all. Kudos to you!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Crystin

    Awesome job by your son. If I won, I would makeover my husband’s desk.

    April 26, 2018 at 1:36 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Sounds like a sweet project.

      April 26, 2018 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • Lisa

    Now I’m very interested in trying Dixie Bell paints! sounds like they are very high quality.

    April 26, 2018 at 1:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I used to say I gave up on chalk paints until I tried these. Blew me away!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • Bryan

    Love it!!! And I’m so glad your children can see value in not tossing out loved furniture that it still has use 😊

    April 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You bet! Thank you, Bryan.

      April 26, 2018 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • valerie theberge

    I love the makeover!!!! I would paint my mom old dresser.

    April 26, 2018 at 2:07 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sweet to hear, Valerie. Thanks!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • Suzanne

    I love how you made it a family affair and are passing down the recycle not discard gene! Another beautiful piece! I’m sure the memories and the piece will be with you son for years to come!

    April 26, 2018 at 2:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you so much, Suzanne. We have a blast and can’t say enough good about your company and products. Thank YOU!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:34 pm Reply
  • Emily Varnon

    Beautiful piece and classy redo of mid century modern.

    April 26, 2018 at 2:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you. We really aim to keep the story with the piece and just bring it new life when it’s too far gone for restoration. Glad you like it!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Emily Varnon

    Love it!

    April 26, 2018 at 2:19 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome! Thank you!

      April 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • MJ

    Very nice job. It’s not often we see a piece of furniture so appropriate for the male in the family.

    April 26, 2018 at 2:43 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you. I agree with you as well. Fun to see! 😀

      April 27, 2018 at 5:37 am Reply
  • Marcie Lovett

    How fun to get the kids involved. I love the stars and the gold handles!

    April 26, 2018 at 2:45 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      They wouldn’t have it any other way. 😉 Thank you!

      April 27, 2018 at 5:37 am Reply
  • MJ

    Forgot to say that Mr. I has a good handle on turning out beautiful work and well done on choosing really good colors.

    April 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      He does such a good job and I’m proud. He leaves the colors up to me as he’s still gaining his confidence. It’s fun to see his vision grow.

      April 27, 2018 at 5:37 am Reply
  • MJ

    Well heck, I hope I remember how to paint better than I remember how to comment! I have been reading lots of praise for this paint but live in the boondocks so haven’t bought any yet. If some landed in my mailbox and it was black, I’d use it to paint a round coffee table I’ve had in the basement since last autumn and that needs to replace a trestle style table from the late 70s. . Black and round will fit in well with my persian, middle-eastern and asian influenced living rom.

    April 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are too cute!! I sure hope you win then so you can give it a try. Sounds like a perfect potential piece! 😀

      April 27, 2018 at 5:38 am Reply
  • Carol San Diego

    I have so much stuff in our garage I would use this paint on!! I’ve always wanted to renew the furniture- this would be the time!

    April 26, 2018 at 3:11 pm Reply
  • Carol Claremont

    You have done a wonderful job of sharing your amazing talent with your kids. My grand kids were home schooled until they started 9th grade and one of the best things about it is the time they have with mama to learn and do fun projects. This dresser is so masculine, and the choice of paint colors was perfect. Really good job!

    April 26, 2018 at 3:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      How wonderful of you to say. Thank you, Carol. I truly love having the time with my kids.

      April 27, 2018 at 5:39 am Reply
  • Mary Ann Monteforte

    Awesome job Mr. I!! I so love the Dixie Belle color choices!!

    April 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Mary Ann! Me too!

      April 27, 2018 at 5:39 am Reply
  • liz

    The important thing is that your son is learning skills but he sure is a handsome fellow 😉

    April 26, 2018 at 4:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You just made him smile from ear to ear. Thank you! 😀

      April 27, 2018 at 5:39 am Reply
  • mary ballerin

    Hi, I have a Dixie campaigner dresser with big scratches in the top. I don’t like to paint old wood pieces but this one, or a MCM desk I bought, both seem beyond touching up and should probably be painted. Your son did a nice job!

    April 26, 2018 at 4:25 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Ooh…love those kinds of dressers. Thanks, Mary. 😉

      April 27, 2018 at 5:40 am Reply
  • Doreen

    He gave the mcm dresser an amazing makeover. I would like to paint a wooden shelf with these colors.

    April 26, 2018 at 4:42 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so, Doreen. Sounds like fun!

      April 27, 2018 at 5:40 am Reply
  • Renee P

    I usually do not like mid-century modern furniture makeovers because they just do not do the furniture justice. Mr. I’s, however, NAILED IT!!! I absolutely loved what he did with this dresser right down to the gold handles! This is one of the best makeovers I’ve seen of mid-century modern! You have a very talented young man Larissa! I would love to try the Dixie Belle brand of chalk paint. I have used off brands and I have used Anne Sloan, which is my favorite and which is also the most expensive with the least variety of colors. Dixie Belle has a nice variety of colors and looks like it has a nice consistency to paint with. Win-win in my book! Thanks for the opportunity to try some!

    April 26, 2018 at 5:42 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That is the sweetest thing for him to hear. Thank you for that, Renee. Made his day! Yes, I have tried so many brands and gave up on finding one I liked and just used latex. However, when I reluctantly tried Dixie Belle, I was sold on the first dip. I can’t wait for you to try some! 😀

      April 27, 2018 at 5:43 am Reply
  • carol clark

    love the makeover id do a dresser i have

    April 26, 2018 at 6:40 pm Reply
  • Zoe

    That’s pretty! I love the off-set mirror. Have an old Hoosier desk I’m dying to paint with chalk paint.

    April 26, 2018 at 6:55 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I do too, makes it funky fun. 😀 Love old desks, old anything. haha.

      April 27, 2018 at 5:43 am Reply
  • Debrashoppeno5

    What a fabulous makeover. The colors and stain work so well together.

    April 26, 2018 at 7:25 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so, Debra. 😀

      April 27, 2018 at 5:43 am Reply
  • Mary Milnarich

    WOW! Fantastic job on the dresser. Mr I had a great teacher and he has learned the trade well. He has every right to be so proud of his work, as do you.

    April 26, 2018 at 7:46 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      We’re both delighted to hear it. Thank you, Mary. I am so proud.

      April 27, 2018 at 5:45 am Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    What a great piece! So neat to see what the kids do. If I won this sweet giveaway, I would no doubt start with a table. I have a thing for tables.

    April 26, 2018 at 8:12 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! You and me both, Patty. 😀

      April 27, 2018 at 5:45 am Reply
  • Pamela Brazier

    Awesome job Mr I. Love the look of stain and paint. ❤

    April 26, 2018 at 8:32 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      He’s loving all this attention. 😉 Thanks, Pamela!

      April 27, 2018 at 5:45 am Reply
  • Michelle Roberts

    Wow! This is fantastic. He did an awesome job on the dresser. It looks great! I just started a side business of flipping furniture. I would love to give Dixie Belle paint a try.

    April 26, 2018 at 10:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So happy to hear it, Michelle. Thank you! Hope your business is a great success.

      April 27, 2018 at 5:46 am Reply
  • Amanda Whitley

    i love the makeover. I have a bookcase i want to paint.

    April 26, 2018 at 11:19 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Sounds like a great project piece.

      April 27, 2018 at 5:46 am Reply
  • Karen Baumgardner

    Wow, he did a fabulous job. This is one of my favorite makeovers from your blog!!!!!

    April 27, 2018 at 12:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How awesome is that?! Thank you for showing him love, Karen.

      April 27, 2018 at 5:47 am Reply
  • Bobye

    I love the masculine feel of the dresser

    April 27, 2018 at 9:46 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It made it fun to go with that feel. Thanks, Bobye. 🙂

      April 28, 2018 at 5:22 am Reply
  • Dixie Lee

    It is masculine! Always so happy to see young people with skills.
    I would love some Dixie Belle paint to use on a dresser that I rescued from the side of the road and would like to turn into a potting bench. My tools and pots are scattered everywhere and need a home.

    April 27, 2018 at 9:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Fun to hear – thanks! Your #trashure sounds like the perfect project.

      April 28, 2018 at 5:23 am Reply
  • Kim Moran

    I LOVE this piece! This style has really been catching my eye lately & those colors &stain really compliment it. Your son did a beautiful job on it!

    April 27, 2018 at 10:34 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I tell ya, the lines always draw me in. So clean and striking. Thanks for the compliments on his work.

      April 28, 2018 at 5:23 am Reply
  • Cathy

    Love this – what a great color combo. Would love to win the prize package – nice present for my birthday!!!

    April 27, 2018 at 11:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You will have a blast with these paints, Cathy. 😀

      April 28, 2018 at 5:24 am Reply
  • kelly kayfes

    What a wonderful trade to pass on to your children! Love it.

    April 27, 2018 at 2:18 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So sweet of you to say, Kelly. Thank you!

      April 28, 2018 at 5:24 am Reply
  • Charlene

    Mr.I…….. you KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wahooooo!!! You’ve made both of us giggle. Thank you!

      April 28, 2018 at 5:24 am Reply
  • Becky

    Wow nice job on the dresser. Love the stripes.

    April 27, 2018 at 6:03 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Becky. 😀

      April 28, 2018 at 5:24 am Reply
  • Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    What a really cool MCM piece, Larissa! You guys did an awesome job reviving it. Love the new look.

    April 27, 2018 at 8:58 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Fun to work with the best people in the world. Thank you, Jen. 😉

      April 28, 2018 at 5:25 am Reply
  • Barbara

    Your retro Broyhill dresser looks fabulous! I love seeing old pieces of furniture renewed and given a good life in someone’s home. Far too many people think they’re trash and just toss them. Thank heavens for people like you who envision a better life! Thank you for sharing this marvel with us.

    April 28, 2018 at 9:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m with you. Fun for us, good for the environment, and just plain makes sense! 😀 Thank you, Barbara.

      April 28, 2018 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • Lynn

    Love this dresser! It’s a challenge (to me) to paint mid-century style furniture and have it look “right.” But you and your son were spot-on with this transformation!

    April 28, 2018 at 11:18 am Reply
    • Larissa

      They can be tricky, but fun to try. Thanks!

      April 28, 2018 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • Tammy Shelton

    GREAT Job! I love Dixie Belle products! I would use prize paints to paint more jewelry boxes. I’m stuck on them (in a good way!)

    April 28, 2018 at 12:29 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      They are the best I’ve found. Glad to hear you love them too.

      April 28, 2018 at 6:15 pm Reply
  • Marilyn

    Gorgeous. I really want to try and paint some nightstands I have. I need to get over the fear of getting started!

    April 28, 2018 at 12:59 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You can do it! Hope you win so you can try. 😀

      April 28, 2018 at 6:15 pm Reply
  • Kris G

    Awesome piece!

    April 28, 2018 at 1:27 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you so much, Kris!

      April 28, 2018 at 6:15 pm Reply
  • Sara

    Love these colors & shade of stain together!

    April 28, 2018 at 1:37 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      We do too – thanks!

      April 28, 2018 at 6:15 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    Thanks for introducing us to Dixie Belle! I have used Fluff and Cotton and am ready to get my hands on more colors. I love seeing your kids working on projects.

    April 28, 2018 at 1:42 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      My absolute pleasure. I believe in only sharing what I love and use in my own home and projects. It’s truly amazing what you can do with the right tools.

      April 28, 2018 at 6:19 pm Reply
  • Deidra

    I would have never thought of painting that’s dresser like that. Awesome!!!

    April 28, 2018 at 1:55 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wahoo! So fun to hear, Deidra. Thank you!

      April 28, 2018 at 6:19 pm Reply
  • Sandi

    Great job!!

    April 28, 2018 at 2:08 pm Reply
  • Jeanette

    Wow Larissa! Even your children have been blessed with creativity and a desire to execute! Mr. I did wonderfully!

    April 28, 2018 at 3:06 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It truly makes me happy seeing them go to work. Thank you for the smile. 😀

      April 28, 2018 at 6:20 pm Reply
  • Samantha

    Great makeover, looks very modern. I’d paint my daughter’s dresser, she has had it since she was 3 and now she’s 13 and it was second hand when we got it for her, it’s been through a lot. I’d love to refresh it with a new paint job in an off-white eggshell color.

    April 28, 2018 at 4:12 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Sounds like it’s update time. 😀

      April 28, 2018 at 6:20 pm Reply
  • Michele

    Your son did an awesome job! Love the colors and design. He’s definitely gotten some talent from his mama. I’m not sure yet what I would paint with the Dixie Belle paint, but next weekend is my home town’s annual yard sale day – I’m sure I will come up with something!

    April 28, 2018 at 7:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      What a treat to hear. Thanks so much for the awesome support, Michele. 😀

      April 28, 2018 at 9:19 pm Reply
  • Lisa Wilson

    Such a talented young man! Takes after his very awesome mother!

    April 28, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Such a fun thing to hear, Lisa. Thank you!

      April 28, 2018 at 9:19 pm Reply
  • Cindy Brannon

    I have never had the opportunity to try this paint. Would love to try it on an old dresser and bed we have.

    April 29, 2018 at 4:24 pm Reply
  • Isadora Guidoni

    It looks so great! I mean, WOW, I wish I had those skills!

    April 30, 2018 at 11:23 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You just made his day, Isadora. Thank you!

      May 1, 2018 at 7:05 am Reply
  • Kathy Owen

    What a gorgeous makeover! Your son did a great job. I love that some of the original finish was incorporated into the makeover 🙂

    May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Kathy! 😀

      May 9, 2018 at 9:27 pm Reply
  • Lea Ladehoff

    I have this exact dresser. I love it so much! I just refinished mine and painted the body white, leaving the wood drawer fronts. We use it as a stand for our tv now. It’s my favorite piece of furniture!

    October 1, 2018 at 10:07 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s awesome! White with wood is one of my favorite finishes I’ve used many times on MCM pieces too. So classic and crisp! 🙂

      October 2, 2018 at 5:18 am Reply

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