Last week, I showed you this Mid Century Modern chest of drawers I found on Craigslist. It just needed a little TLC and a pop of color to bring it up-to-date.
Much better, right? The makeover stays true to the era while adding a bit of fun.
I also mentioned that it wasn’t until after we got the chest home that I saw the owner had just listed the matching credenza. Umm…duh. (sorry. I hate when my kids use that word, but this situation perfectly fits it)Why he didn’t tell us he would be selling it too, I’ll never know, but we went back on the road again to pick up this classic Mid Century Bassett piece.
This top was the worst part…damage where the mirror had sat, chemical stains that I hoped could be hidden, and oodles of dents and dings. Someone had even made screw holes in the top ends!
Solid nonetheless and the perfect blank canvas for something I had been wanting to try. My typical makeover for these mid century damaged cabinets is a white semi-gloss like I’ve used HERE and HERE. It gives it dimension and really brings this tired piece into the modern century.
So, after nine (yes, NINE) coats of Kilz and paint, I was finally able to hide that chemical stain on the top. tsk. For the drawer fronts, however, I wanted to have some fun. I taped off some geometric designs and then choose my colors for the project.
Aren’t they gorgeous? The blue is from the matching chest of drawers, and the green is Perennial from Benjamin Moore that I used on this MCM chest.
After filling in the taped sections, I found that the paint had bled just a tad from under the tape in a couple of spots. If you didn’t already know this, you can take a bit of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab and remove unwanted bits. (do note that it can also remove another finish beside it too, so use caution) I wanted clean crisp lines.
Now for the reveal! Take a look at boring brown gone bold…
Isn’t it fun? I am not a very predictable furniture redeemer and I think it’s more fun that way. Variety is the spice of life!
The colors are some of my favorites and really pack a punch of fun. I”m so glad I was able to also get this piece to match the chest. You can find them both in my shop. (SOLD)
I had fun, and if you enjoyed it too. In addition, pin and share. ♥