Modern Dresser Makover ~ Mid Century Chic

I don’t know about you, but I’m super-excited today! Why? Well, today is my first post joining a wonderful group of ladies for Furniture Fixer Uppers. Each month we will be sharing our furniture makeovers to teach, to share, to inspire you. For this month, I’m sharing this vintage piece that is going to get a modern dresser makeover. PLUS, I have a giveaway for you. Yay!

Mid Century Modern Dresser Found at Thrift Store by Prodigal Pieces |

True story, I walked into the thrift store to find only some sweaters to repurpose for my sheep (see here). I pinky swear. As I was heading to the back of the store, the shop lady was on the phone talking to one of the owners telling them that yes, this particular dresser was STILL there and she was to get rid of it. ahem. I halted my tracks and said, “I’ll take it.” Any sane person would have done the same thing.

My peeps, when this piece is sitting there covered in #trashure, falling apart and being dismissed, we must take notice. It is our job, right? (please say yes so I know I’m not alone.) To verify, this is a quality-made vintage Kroehler dresser. Not one to “get rid of” tsk. Poor thing. So, I decided to bring this sad dresser home and give it a new look. I, of course, sent JC to pick it up for me. What an awesome husband, eh?

Kroehler Mid Century Dresser in disrepair | Prodigal Pieces |

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Upon closer inspection, I found out how much of a hot mess it really was. Well, let’s just say it not only needed a boost, but reconstructive surgery. Four of the nine drawers were either missing drawers guides or slides, the panel had fallen off the side, and those basket weave center pieces were coming off as well. Nothing I couldn’t handle,for sure.

First up, reattach the side panel. I used my Liquid Nails Paneling Adhesive to get that sucker back on. Meanwhile, JC cut and made new guides and slides for those four drawers.Gluing Panel Back on Vintage Dresser | Prodigal Pieces |

Then for added reassurance it would stay still, I used my AirStrike to nail it on and hold the panel in place while the glue dried.

Nailing Dresser Panel with the Ryobi AirStrike Nailer | Prodigal Pieces |

After that, I just needed to use wood filler to repair the damaged spots, and then sand with my sander. This top was laminate, but that didn’t scare me. I have done many similar Mid Century pieces before.

Sanded Dresser | Prodigal Pieces |

All I needed to do was use my go-to Zibra brush and Kilz, to hide any bleed through and prep the surface for paint adhesion. Before that though, I decided to remove those woven inlays on the three drawers. They just weren’t working for me.

Removing Drawer Face | Prodigal Pieces |

Using my Zibra Brush and Kilz to Prime Dresser | Prodigal Pieces |

Priming Dresser for Modern Makeover | Prodigal Pieces |

Once the primer was dry, I choose get my funk on and add some color. I’m dead serious when I say I love these brushes.

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Painting Drawer Front with Zibra Brush | Prodigal Pieces |

Some of the drawers got this aloe blossom color (one of my favorites!) with accents of the same linen color I used here and here. Meanwhile, others got a few coats of Pure Gold. See…I told you I was going to mix it up.

Like I’m not busy enough, I knew I didn’t have any decor suited for staging my piece. In quick pinch I created some wall art using scraps and repurposed materials.

Creating Wall Art | Prodigal Pieces |

After my DIY stent was over, here is what I came up with…

Mid Century Dresser Made New with Modern Chic Styling by Prodigal Pieces |

Far from my first passion, rustic farmhouse, but the lines of this modern dresser drew me in. I added some gold metal inlays to the center drawers, and some fun striping to the gold drawers. All was finished off with a topcoat of a semi-gloss poly.

Modern Chic Dresser Makeover by Prodigal Pieces |

Top View of Modern Chic Mid Century Dresser | Prodigal Pieces |

It’s funky fun and is the look I was after…a modern dresser makeover.

Vintage Mid Century Dresser Gets Modern Chic Makeover by Prodigal Pieces |

The wall art was sweet because it made me take a break from my norm.

Modern Chic Wall Art by Prodigal Pieces |

The dresser, the brushes, and wall art are available in my shop (SOLD) – stop by and see!

My hope is that you are inspired to look past the wear on furniture, listen to you inner junker, and get your DIY on. hee hee hee. And…to help you do that, I am giving away a set of 5 Zibra brushes. woot, woot!

Prize Package of Zibra Paint Brushes by Prodigal Pieces |

Just complete the widget below for your chance to win. Open until 2/27, and open to U.S. Residents.

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Do pin and share to inspire others too, and then head below to see more Furniture Fixer Upper goodness. And check out Zibra Paint on Pinterest while you’re there.

Modern Chick Makeover of a Vintage Mid Century Modern Dresser by Prodigal Pieces |

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WAIT!! Before you go, you just have to hop on over to see how these talented made over these pieces.

Furniture Fixer Uppers ~ A Furniture Makeover Group | Prodigal Pieces |

February Furniture Fixer Uppers | Prodigal Pieces |

  1. Girl in the Garage
  2. Confessions of a Serial DIYer
  3. Just the Woods
  4. Petticoat Junktion
  5. The Interior Frugalista

More makeovers like my modern dresser:

Vintage Chest Gets Modern Vibe with Paint and Knobs by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comWorn out Art Deco Rocking Chair Gets a Modern Ikat Facelift by Prodigal Pieces |

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  • ColleenB. ~ Texas

    I have several small pieces of furniture that are in need of new paint job. Brushes! Can always use new brushes.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

    February 23, 2017 at 6:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like a plan!

      February 23, 2017 at 7:17 am Reply
  • Cindy

    I love your imagination

    February 23, 2017 at 6:16 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Cindy. 🙂

      February 23, 2017 at 7:17 am Reply
  • Cindy

    I would paint the bedroom set I found on selling website.

    February 23, 2017 at 6:19 am Reply
  • Tammy

    I have a small booth in an antique shop and my specialty is painted furniture. There’s one particularly ornate library table in my stash that I have been avoiding. I think Zibra brush can handle that bad boy! LOL. Larissa, I love your blog. You are inspiring.

    February 23, 2017 at 6:31 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Been there done that! hee hee. I’m sure you’ll love these brushes too.

      February 23, 2017 at 7:17 am Reply
      • Kay Walsh

        I have an antique dresser project, which I started, couldn’t get the painting right and have now moved with us …twice! Would love to win the ZIBRA brushes. They might just do the trick in finally finishing this project, sans all the brushstrokes!

        February 25, 2017 at 12:52 pm Reply
        • Larissa

          Ugh…I know the feeling on that topic, Kay. You can do it!

          February 27, 2017 at 5:32 am Reply
  • kandice

    As I was reading along I wasn’t expecting those colors (I’m not sure what I was expecting lol) and BAM they’re absolutely gorgeous. You truly saved this dresser, I love it and I’m going to have to check out these brushes too!

    February 23, 2017 at 6:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Ha! That made me giggle, Kandice. Thanks!

      February 23, 2017 at 7:35 am Reply
  • Lyn

    Wow, amazing makeover.

    February 23, 2017 at 6:52 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      February 23, 2017 at 7:35 am Reply
  • Cindy B

    I am so glad to see this share. I found one of these exact dressers curbside many years ago. It was in perfect condition and still is, but I painted a cream color. I am sending it up to our new shop soon. Thinking about adding some color and possibly knobs first though.

    February 23, 2017 at 6:59 am Reply
  • Lisa Jo Thompson

    Beautiful make-over! Love the funky mid-century modern look! Your make-overs are inspiring me:-)

    February 23, 2017 at 7:20 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How wonderful to hear, Lisa Jo. Thank you!

      February 23, 2017 at 7:21 am Reply
  • Kathy Owen

    What an interesting piece Larissa and a true labor of love. You know I’m a fun and funky kind-of gal. And the wall art is amazing. You work hard girl!

    February 23, 2017 at 7:37 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Funky fun girls, unite! Love that we picked the same color. Woot!

      February 23, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply
  • Janette Deans

    WOW, what a tranformation, I think it looks amazing.x

    February 23, 2017 at 7:41 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Excellent to hear! Thank you, Janette.

      February 23, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply
  • Liz

    Love your projects! I would also love to try these brushes!

    February 23, 2017 at 7:42 am Reply
  • Cecilia

    I’m so glad you rescued it! It turned out beautifully and gave it a new lease on life! Plus, thank you for the chance to win a set of brushes!

    February 23, 2017 at 7:48 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I just couldn’t leave it there. Woot! Thank you!

      February 23, 2017 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Becky

    What a difference!
    My first paint project? Hmmm, my list is pretty long! Maybe edging the rooms that need a repaint job… or painting my dining room storage pieces… or… Lots of ideas! : )

    February 23, 2017 at 7:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m with you, Becky! So much to do and so little time. Where to start, right?

      February 23, 2017 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Christina Kintyhtt

    Always love your work. I would use the brushes on this farmhouse bed for myself. Thanks again for what you do have a wonderful day!

    February 23, 2017 at 8:02 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks and you too!

      February 23, 2017 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Paula Garakani

    I love this coral look color! And who wouldn’t want the matching art?!?!

    February 23, 2017 at 8:04 am Reply
    • Larissa

      My thoughts exactly. hee hee. Thanks, Paula!

      February 23, 2017 at 10:24 am Reply
  • Alison S

    I have an end table I’d like to paint.

    February 23, 2017 at 8:13 am Reply
  • liz

    As always, you made something great out of “trash” – love that pinky/orangey color!

    February 23, 2017 at 8:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Liz! Love me some #trashure.

      February 23, 2017 at 10:24 am Reply
  • kim

    I’ve got a vintage trunk I’m working on and I’d use the brushes on that. Thanks!

    February 23, 2017 at 8:48 am Reply
  • Natalie Cain

    Wow great find! Love how u painted it.

    February 23, 2017 at 8:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      So good to hear, Natalie. Thank you!

      February 23, 2017 at 10:27 am Reply
  • Kaycee F

    Great makeover Larissa! Especially considering it is mid century, so different and unique! Thanks for the opportunity to win those Zibra brushes, I would love ❤️ to use these!!

    February 23, 2017 at 9:01 am Reply
    • Larissa

      The lines of this era are so intriguing to me. Love the spunk the offer!

      February 23, 2017 at 10:27 am Reply
  • Jessica

    I appreciate your creativity. You inspired me to finally paint some things we had for our family. I had been putting it off with the excuse that there wasn’t enough room in our small home to do a project, or enough time with homeschooling 4 kids… but, we now have a nice looking bookshelf! My sons’ dressers are next…

    February 23, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I am the same with schooling my 6. Crazy time consumption happens around here, but we get to it when we can. So fun!

      February 23, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Cathy Klose

    That is so cool nicely done. I was wondering if you could provide more info at a later date as to how your JC made new guides and slides for the drawers? Thank you!

    February 23, 2017 at 9:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      If I can get him to jump in with me, no problem. ha! (he doesn’t read my blog) We basically cut new hardwood, planed it with our bench planer, and then ran it over our dado blade to make the grooves. Simply put, right? One drawer was missing the slide, so that was a bit more simple to reproduce. Either way, a bit more work, but doable. 😉

      February 23, 2017 at 10:29 am Reply
  • S K Simpson

    Even your simplistic designs of the wall hanging look elegant with your background choices.

    February 23, 2017 at 9:14 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so. I love the minimalistic look.

      February 23, 2017 at 10:30 am Reply
  • Cathy Klose

    And I would use those fabulous brushes to paint my 55+ year old kitchen cabinets! We bought my parents home and the cabinets are the same as when they purchased the house. Kitchen is in desperate need of some refreshing!

    February 23, 2017 at 9:16 am Reply
    • Larissa

      ooh…sounds good to me! I love a fresh kitchen.

      February 23, 2017 at 10:30 am Reply
  • Susan Williams

    Your makeover is stunning! I have a Lillian August dresser that I found in a used furniture store last summer at 50% off! I have been contemplating how to paint it- color/paint etc. The brushes would help as it is a large piece with a lot of different details. Thanks for sharing! I love all your projects!

    February 23, 2017 at 9:20 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Score!! I love it when that happens. Yay and hope you win!

      February 23, 2017 at 10:31 am Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    omigosh, I have so many projects to do…. don’t know which one would be first. Probably a small table, since I have many and they are one of my favorite things to collect. Don’t know if I could ever do a large piece like this one you’ve done. Very cool, Larissa !

    February 23, 2017 at 9:21 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You sound like me, Patty. So much to do and so little time! 😀

      February 23, 2017 at 10:33 am Reply
  • Lori Harrison

    Oh how I want those brushes!!! I have a hutch that is crying to be painted!!!

    February 23, 2017 at 9:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yay! These would be perfect.

      February 23, 2017 at 10:33 am Reply
  • Patti

    I have a twin bed that I’m hoping my husband will help me turn in to a bench! Then it will need painting of course. ?

    February 23, 2017 at 9:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Of course. tee hee hee.

      February 23, 2017 at 10:33 am Reply
  • Ainsley

    I love this makeover! My living room is mainly mid century and this piece is right up my alley! I’d have to use the brushes to finish off some remodeling we are doing.

    February 23, 2017 at 9:41 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome! I love this era for so many reasons.

      February 23, 2017 at 10:34 am Reply
  • Kathy E.

    I am a brush junkie, but don’t have any of these brushes! A few years ago, I bought a small 3 drawer chest that I just love, but it’s the original wood stain from at least 50 years ago. It needs a new outfit, for sure and I’d paint it with these brushes, along with some pretty stenciling. Love your dresser!

    February 23, 2017 at 9:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Best get you some, girl! 😀 Thanks for the love, Kathy.

      February 23, 2017 at 10:34 am Reply
  • Donna Gonzalez

    It wouldn’t work in my house, but I always love the mid mod furniture you work on.

    February 23, 2017 at 9:50 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Same for me…ha! They are just too sweet to pass up.

      February 23, 2017 at 10:34 am Reply
  • Vanessa B

    I too paint furniture but I seem to have problems with the brushes leaving streaks in the wet paint. The biggest problem however, is the bristles coming apart and ending up in the paint on my projects. I’m ready to step up my game and try Zibra paint brushes. Even if I’m not lucky enough to win, I’ll still be trying these because of your recommendation.

    February 23, 2017 at 9:52 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Those are the worst…I am a brush snob and am super-picky as I have been painting for nearly 20 years (can’t believe I just typed that – ugh).

      February 23, 2017 at 10:35 am Reply
  • Kimberly

    Great makeover. I plan to make some primitive farmhouse benches and would love to try out these brushes!

    February 23, 2017 at 9:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like a wonderful project! Those benches are versatile.

      February 23, 2017 at 10:36 am Reply
  • [email protected] Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

    This sad dresser is so lucky you came along when you did! It looks like a piece of art now! XOXO

    February 23, 2017 at 10:01 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Christy!

      February 23, 2017 at 10:36 am Reply
  • Maggie

    Your painting is amazing and those brushes look amazing also!

    February 23, 2017 at 10:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Maggie!

      February 23, 2017 at 10:36 am Reply
  • Fran

    Your ability to think outside the box and create unexpected beauty always amazes me! I’m excited to explore my newest passion (thanks to you :-D) and these brushes will certainly help. thanks so much for your wonderful ideas and creativity!!

    February 23, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Carla from Kansas

    I love the make over. Hard to believe it’s the same piece.

    February 23, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sweet to hear, Carla. Thank you!

      February 23, 2017 at 10:37 am Reply
  • Maria

    Hi Larissa – I am so glad I found your blog…. as a homeschool mom myself I am inspired to see how you juggle everything you do with such grace and inspiration. My son is graduating from our community college with dual degrees this spring at the age of 17 and it’s time for this homeschool mom to embark on some new adventure… time to put all of those creative juices to work for a new purpose! Those paint brushes would be a welcome addition to my workshop 🙂

    February 23, 2017 at 10:46 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so sweet, Maria. Now about that grace part…hahahaha… Congrats to you both on the hard work and I’m so excited for your new ventures. Let the fun continue!

      February 23, 2017 at 11:23 am Reply
  • Renee

    I love anything mid-century modern but woswers – this is awesome! Love it! You certainly have a gift! Great job!

    February 23, 2017 at 10:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You and me both, Renee. Thank you for the love. I needed it today!

      February 23, 2017 at 11:23 am Reply
  • Laura Williams

    I tried to leave a comment on your raffle thing but it would not let me. It also would not let me click on the visited page either.
    That piece is very pretty. I would use the new paint brushes to tackle a turn of the 20th century secretary desk that I want to use for crafting.

    February 23, 2017 at 10:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Hmmm…not sure what’s up. Did you try a different browser or device?

      February 23, 2017 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Moonalisa

    I love how this turned out! The colors are perfect for this style. In addition, your wall art is wonderful! It’s amazing how you always pull everything together!

    Now, those brushes! I’ve mentioned before, I have a garage full of project pieces! Yet, I still can’t turn away from a great buy. I just picked up a really old Queen Anne vanity, whose veneer top is bubbling up from heat damage. I also scored a chair to match it, with a 45% off coupon at a local antique shop! So…I could really use an awesome set of brushes, to turn these neglected lovelies into the stately showpieces they deserve to be!

    February 23, 2017 at 11:08 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are much a kindred spirit, girl! This is my last big piece for a time. I need a break and have much to complete. Plus, my house is FULL! 😀

      February 23, 2017 at 11:25 am Reply
  • Marie|The Interior Frugalista

    Oh my Larissa, am I swooning over that coral! You did an amazing job on this MCM dresser makeover. Love the gold accents, especially the gold metal grills insets. But you took this makeover over the top with that fabulous DIY Mod Art!

    February 23, 2017 at 11:11 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I was thinking of you while doing this! 😀 You and I share an affection for this era and I love that it found me. That art was like an hour project that I was flying on because that’s all the time I had. It felt so good!

      February 23, 2017 at 11:26 am Reply
  • Cortni

    Turned out beautiful… love the wall decor! I would put to good use painting my waterfall vanity. Fingers crossed!

    February 23, 2017 at 11:11 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Hooray! I wish everyone could win. 😀

      February 23, 2017 at 11:26 am Reply
  • BamaCarol

    Love this dresser! Very classic styling with an unexpected twist of color. I would use the brushes to paint several things that are lurking in my basement. I huge mirror to start with. Thanks!

    February 23, 2017 at 11:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

      What fun to hear! Thank you.

      February 23, 2017 at 11:26 am Reply
  • Terri Tervort

    I admire your creativity and courage to be bold. I love the wood slat picture you made!
    Would love this set of brushes to work on refinishing a few projects in my home.

    February 23, 2017 at 11:18 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I honestly have to hold back at times, but have fun nonetheless. Thanks so much, Terri!

      February 23, 2017 at 11:27 am Reply
  • Louise

    So many projects, so little time! Don’t know how you do it all! Someone gave me an old, broken dresser that I plan to tackle soon and some new brushes would help.

    February 23, 2017 at 11:34 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I don’t either! ahahaha… just kidding, I don’t sleep. 😉 Thanks, Louise.

      February 23, 2017 at 7:53 pm Reply
  • Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    Okay, that was definitely a trash to treasure makeover! 😉 You really did an amazing job giving it new life. And that wall art is pretty fantastic too! Welcome to the group Larissa. xo

    February 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So happy to join this awesome crew. 😀

      February 23, 2017 at 7:53 pm Reply
  • Carol S

    Always interested in trying new paint brushes. The right brush will make a project. The wrong brush can make a disaster. Thanks for the giveaway offer! Nice job on the dresser. I love the name of the paint color. I have a grouping of aloe plants around my mail box and that color is spot-on to the color of the flowers.

    February 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You said it. I’ve been painting for 20 years and have become a brush snob – picky! These have made my life much easier.

      February 23, 2017 at 7:54 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth Cutrofello

    I’m so excited to have found your inspirational site! These brushes would be perfect for painting the grained frames I make for the theorem paintings I do. Thank you!!

    February 23, 2017 at 12:58 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      How wonderful to have you, Elizabeth!

      February 23, 2017 at 7:54 pm Reply
  • Deanne Young

    a lot different than i anticipated… but pretty cool. brushes! what a great gift!

    February 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm Reply
  • Karen Sweitzer

    You r the Queen of furniture makeover!! Love it.

    February 23, 2017 at 1:51 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      hee hee! Thanks, Karen!

      February 23, 2017 at 7:55 pm Reply
  • Mary

    I am finally getting my own sew room and have five pieces of furniture to upcycle. The brus.hes would be a nice way to start. Your projects have inspired me greatly. thank you

    February 23, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      How very exciting! I hope to have the same one day.

      February 23, 2017 at 7:56 pm Reply
  • KymberlyFunFit

    Great color combo for the dresser that I would not have thought of, though it works. As soon as I have recovered from recent knee surgery I have similar projects waiting (siren calling to me).

    February 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I hear that siren often. tsk. Hope your recovery goes quickly and easily.

      February 23, 2017 at 7:56 pm Reply
  • Bonnie

    I’m really not into modern furniture but you did a great job on that dresser and artwork. I’m sure that someone will be thrilled to get it. Thanks for the chance to win the 5 Zibra brushes. I know you have mentioned how much you enjoy using them. I’d love to have a set because I have several pieces of furniture that I’m planning to paint when it warms up.

    February 23, 2017 at 2:44 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Bonnie

      February 23, 2017 at 7:56 pm Reply
  • Debra

    Love the makeover – it is stunning!. I have so many projects awaiting but would use these fabulous brushes to paint a dresser and night stands I am going to get started working on.

    February 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So awesome to hear, Debra. Thank you so much!

      February 23, 2017 at 7:57 pm Reply
  • dianne a.

    Thanks for a great giveaway. I would love to win those brushes.

    February 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm Reply
  • Sue Pagels

    Amazing the vision you have with some of these pieces – very inspiring!

    February 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      What fun to hear, Sue. Thank you.

      February 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm Reply
  • Susan

    THe brushes look awesome Larissa I’d love to win 🙂

    February 23, 2017 at 5:26 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You’d love them!

      February 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm Reply
  • Karen Simon Peterson

    I do like your mid century dresser – very different. If I won the brushes ( which I also love) I’d paint an old two tier round table that I inherited from my aunt.

    February 23, 2017 at 5:46 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds good. 😀

      February 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm Reply
  • Stacie H

    The first thing I would paint would be a dresser I found at a yard sale for my daughter.

    February 23, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply
  • Zovesta

    Ohh!! I love it! This is exactly the kind of midcentury refresh I love to see. =) Bookmarking and pinning for inspiration in the future!
    I guess I’d paint my bedside table. =) Got it at the thrift store for about $13, it’s ’80s orange laminate… no guilt about painting it here.

    February 23, 2017 at 6:19 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wonderful to hear! I know the feeling. tee hee hee.

      February 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm Reply
  • Kimberly

    Oh my. I have this cute little mid century modern night stand with cute little legs that’s needs a fix. I’d paint that first. Eep!

    February 23, 2017 at 6:33 pm Reply
  • Hope

    Love the dresser! I would love to have new brushes to use on a little secretary I want to paint.

    February 23, 2017 at 6:35 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like a perfect project.

      February 23, 2017 at 8:01 pm Reply
  • Ku

    Way to break out of your comfort zone!

    February 23, 2017 at 6:43 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Though I do these pieces all the time. They just aren’t in my home. I need two homes…a farmhouse and a loft. ha!

      February 23, 2017 at 8:02 pm Reply
  • Becky

    I have a nightstand I would like to transform.

    February 23, 2017 at 6:58 pm Reply
  • Rachel S.

    Such creativity and inspiration! I have an old desk from my Dad’s house that I am prepping for a make over right now. These brushes would be wonderful to use for this project! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    February 23, 2017 at 7:23 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Rachel! My pleasure to offer these gems.

      February 23, 2017 at 8:02 pm Reply
  • Jennifer

    My first love is Rustic Farmhouse too but loved this makeover. As for what project…I have so many projects hidden in my garage, I would probably close my eyes and pick one 🙂

    February 23, 2017 at 7:33 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      A kindred spirit! I say I need a room of each era, right? 😀

      February 23, 2017 at 8:03 pm Reply
  • Paula

    Thank you for sharing your projects with us. I am so inspired by seeing what you do with your finds. I appreciate this last project of yours and how you stepped out of your style (I LOVE your fresh farmhouse style btw) to make that li’l gem shine. I have several dressers and a few bookshelves that I want to paint. This last dresser project of yours, gave me the idea to start with something that I am not so attached to and have some fun. I would love to have these Zibra brushes because I think they would help me get over my fear of brushmarks. Now if there just weren’t so many colors and paint types from which to choose….

    February 23, 2017 at 7:43 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much, Paula. I do this style all the time, but just don’t have it in my home. Maybe one day I can have the best of both, eh? 😀 You made my day by saying you’re going to try. Yay for you!!

      February 23, 2017 at 8:04 pm Reply
  • Lindsay Eidahl

    Such a fun makeover!

    February 23, 2017 at 8:24 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Lindsay.

      February 24, 2017 at 5:56 am Reply
  • Leighanne Farwell

    We are starting a pretty significant remodel in March. I love using your blog as inspiration! I have so many peices I want to paint or repurpose and I can’t wait to try my hand at this new adventure!?

    February 23, 2017 at 8:41 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      How exciting! I hope it all goes to plan.

      February 24, 2017 at 5:56 am Reply
  • Dawn Channer

    I am in the process of repainting a dresser and nightstand for my bedroom. It has been a lot of fun!

    February 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm Reply
  • Ann Riesenberg

    Your projects are amazing. I have a hall tree I would love to paint next. Thanks for the giveaway!

    February 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much, Ann. 🙂

      February 24, 2017 at 5:57 am Reply
  • Cindy C.

    Best part of my day is stopping by to see what’s new, thank you for your creative posts! 🙂

    February 23, 2017 at 8:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      What a treat to hear. Thank you, Cindy!

      February 24, 2017 at 5:57 am Reply
  • Vanesa

    Love your work. Beautiful makeover

    February 23, 2017 at 9:05 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Hugs to you, Vanesa. 🙂

      February 24, 2017 at 5:57 am Reply
  • Sherry Fram

    I would probably paint my Buffet that my TV sits on. It needs a makeover!!

    February 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm Reply
  • malinda pelkey

    Looks great!

    February 23, 2017 at 10:04 pm Reply
  • Nancy Walden

    I too prefer a farmhouse/country look but that’s a fun way to update a mid-century piece.

    February 23, 2017 at 10:06 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I get too bored doing the same thing over and over, so when I do these pieces it gives me a refreshing feeling.

      February 24, 2017 at 5:58 am Reply
  • Becky

    I love this, as usual–the gold is perfect!! AND I’ve never tried that brand of brush! I’ll have to now!

    February 23, 2017 at 10:54 pm Reply
  • Shana

    I love your blog and I love new brushes!!! Especially Z!bra!

    February 23, 2017 at 11:06 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yay!! Thanks so much and I hope you win. 😀

      February 24, 2017 at 5:58 am Reply
  • Kristen

    I love your projects! Very creative 🙂 I would LOVE to have nice new brushes before starting my current antique trunk restoration!

    February 24, 2017 at 12:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like the perfect project piece. Thanks for the love!

      February 24, 2017 at 5:59 am Reply
  • Lisa Cullett

    Thank you for the inspiration. My Dad’s old chest of drawers and an old outdoor glider are among my next projects. New brushes would be awesome!

    February 24, 2017 at 12:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      My pleasure, Lisa.

      February 24, 2017 at 5:59 am Reply
  • Sandra

    Great colors! I’d love to try this brushes and paint my bedside table!

    February 24, 2017 at 7:39 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That would be perfect.

      February 25, 2017 at 5:46 am Reply
  • LaTanya

    It is so pretty and contemporary! I love it. I would paint our kitchen cabinets.

    February 24, 2017 at 9:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you! Cabinets would be a breeze with these.

      February 25, 2017 at 5:46 am Reply
  • Lauren

    I would paint my kitchen chairs.

    February 24, 2017 at 9:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds perfect.

      February 25, 2017 at 5:46 am Reply
  • Cyndi

    Love the funky colors of your dresser makeover! Here’s what I would use the Zibra brushes for Just won it in an auction!

    February 24, 2017 at 12:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Score!! That is a sweet piece.

      February 25, 2017 at 5:47 am Reply
  • Jen

    Love the dresser. I would paint a small mid century dresser/writing table.

    February 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Sounds like the perfect project piece.

      February 25, 2017 at 5:47 am Reply
  • Mahdi

    I do like what you did! I have quite a few pieces of furniture around the house that I have wanted to repaint.

    February 24, 2017 at 1:24 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      These brushes will make a quick job of those. Yay!

      February 25, 2017 at 5:48 am Reply
  • Christy Dixon

    I have a dresser that I’ve been wanting to paint for my granddaughter’s room. At this rate, she’ll be heading to college when inspiration hits me. I hope these brushes can help!!!

    February 24, 2017 at 10:25 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Ha! No worries, Christy. It will come to you!

      February 25, 2017 at 5:49 am Reply
  • Lindsay Bade

    I’d love to repaint my daughter’s rocking horse. It needs a makeover!

    February 25, 2017 at 2:30 am Reply
    • Larissa

      What a sweet project piece! 😀

      February 25, 2017 at 5:49 am Reply
  • Rebecca C

    I love what you did with the dresser! I love all the detail & color!
    Ok-those paint brushes aka magic fingers, they can help gear me up for Spring to paint a 3 car garage full of furniture-my bad? LOL

    February 25, 2017 at 9:40 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Love that…magic fingers, because that’s what they are. Ummm…3 car garage full? hee hee hee

      February 27, 2017 at 5:28 am Reply
  • Renita Rhodes

    I love your blog and have learned a lot from your tips! I have a bunch of old furniture that was given to me that I would like to paint for our 100+ year old house. Thanks for passing on tips and inspiring me!

    February 25, 2017 at 9:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s so encouraging to hear, Renita. Thank you!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Grace

    This was lovely and I esp love your wall art! And I hope i win the set! I am going to start with this little chair I bought it off of a college student neighbor’s porch. She offered it for Free, but I wasn’t going to take advantage of a poor college kid..tsk

    February 25, 2017 at 9:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Grace. I know you can put these to use!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Lorrie Geer

    I would I would think I’m really cool old dresser I just

    February 25, 2017 at 9:56 am Reply
  • Bev Ritch

    I am about to start on a old telephone table with seat. It needs work, and paint, and a new cover for the seat. A piece that I wanted to keep but I do believe it needs a new home once I am finished, so it needs to be prefect.

    February 25, 2017 at 10:02 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I know what you me, Bev. Those are so cute and look great redone. Fun for you!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:30 am Reply
  • Brenda

    I would paint a round table and 4 chairs I have sitting in my garage waiting to be painted Thank You for the Giveaway!!

    February 25, 2017 at 10:05 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds perfect!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:30 am Reply
  • Chris Quisenberry

    Good brushes, quality paint is all one needs to let the creative side show. No matter what piece of furniture one is painting, the love of doing it wll shine through! !

    February 25, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Amen to that, Chris. I couldn’t agree more. 🙂

      February 27, 2017 at 5:31 am Reply
  • Martha Glassy

    I bought an antique nightstand at a junque shop that needs restoring. Zibra brushes would certainly help!

    February 25, 2017 at 11:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, they would. How fun!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:31 am Reply
  • Deanna Hart

    I have some unfinished louvered wood shutters with a cathedral arch trim that I purchased for various craft projects. The Zibra brushes would be ideal for applying paint to the louvers and trim!

    February 25, 2017 at 2:19 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Ooh…that is speaking my language right there. Sweet!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:32 am Reply
  • Elaine Butler

    I want to paint my bathroom vanity, I am trying to decide if I should try chalk paint!

    February 25, 2017 at 3:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You’ll never know until you try! I will say I just had a reader contact me that they just painted their vanity and couldn’t believe how easy it was. Yay!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:33 am Reply
  • Sandee

    We share so many of the same “loves” on the posts that you make. I always look forward to see what you are doing. Keep up the great projects. Would Love Love Love to win the paint brushes!

    February 25, 2017 at 3:59 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So sweet of you to send encouragement, Sandee. Thank you!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:33 am Reply
  • Nancy

    I passed up a piece almost identical to yours this morning at a yard sale! Kicking myslef now! Beautiful job!

    February 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • annie cunningham

    We’re moving into a new house soon and I’m on the hunt for some hidden treasures like this to refinish. I’d love to try out the Zibra brushes. Paint sprayers are such a pain but I hate the streaks typical brushes leave behind.

    February 25, 2017 at 6:09 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like a great plan, Annie. Hope you win!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:34 am Reply
  • Elaine

    I’m remodeling my house , by myself..
    There isn’t much that isnt getting painted! I’d love to try the brushes on my kitchen chairs.

    February 25, 2017 at 8:31 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Kudos to you, Elaine. That’s a tough job, and these brushes sure would help.

      February 27, 2017 at 5:35 am Reply
  • Sue

    I just bought an old radio cabinet that has been gutted and converted to a cat hideaway table 🙂 I would love to try these brushes on the body of the piece.

    February 25, 2017 at 8:58 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I love old radios! How fun for you.

      February 27, 2017 at 5:36 am Reply
  • Charlene

    My dining table & chairs are in desperate need of t.l.c. d.i.y. The brushes would make my project much easier to complete.

    February 25, 2017 at 11:43 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, indeed they would. I wish I had a set for everyone!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:37 am Reply
  • Iris

    I need to get started on a table project I’ve been putting off! New brushes would surely inspire me?

    February 26, 2017 at 1:02 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Been there, done that. Ha! I’m sure they would be perfect for the job.

      February 27, 2017 at 5:38 am Reply
  • Annette

    Love the makeover! I’d use the brushes to makeover a TV stand. I’ve been looking for something that catches my eye, but so far nothing. I may end up using my mom’s old buffet.

    February 26, 2017 at 3:30 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That would be sweet!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:38 am Reply
  • Candyce Blodgett

    Amazing what paint can do, right?! Love the coral! I just picked up a FREE (woohoo!) end table/cabinet I want to re-purpose into a cat bed for my boyfriends mom for Easter. I’ll have to find out where these brushes are sold. Brush stroke free?? Is that even possible??? For realz?!

    February 26, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That would be a great project to tackle with these brushes. I carry them in my shop. 😉 See them HERE.

      February 27, 2017 at 5:39 am Reply
  • Cindy Downing

    Love this!! I have an end table i want to redo!!

    February 26, 2017 at 11:21 am Reply
  • Linda Kaplan

    very nice love mid century modern

    February 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You and me both. Thank you!

      February 27, 2017 at 5:39 am Reply
  • Jenn Dynys

    I would paint a little side table that I have.

    February 26, 2017 at 5:52 pm Reply
  • Karla R.

    I would paint my toddler’s drawer.

    February 26, 2017 at 6:50 pm Reply
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