Two Toned Black Mid Century Modern Dresser

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

If furniture styles could be your love language, Mid Century Modern would be mine.  Is that weird?  Well, if it is I don't care, I LOVE anything and everything mid century modern.  My whole house is mcm vibes so I am really drawn to it!

So when I found this MCM dresser on Facebook Marketplace I knew I needed it!  It took me awhile to decide what I wanted to do with it so I searched Pinterest and quickly came to the conclusion that I was going to do a two toned look.


This piece has been finished and is already off to it's new home, but I am pre typing a TON of blog posts today because when I am writing this (Nov 7th) we are getting ready to go pick up our new little puppy this upcoming Saturday, and I want to make sure he has my full attention the first couple of weeks in his new home :)

Luckily Country Chic Paint sent me their gorgeous deep black color called Liquorice that I LOVE and have used before.  So I knew that this was the color for this piece!

(The paint in this post was so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own:))

Like I said, i got this piece from FB Marketplace for just $25!  What a steal!  It was pretty scratched up, but luckily I was going to be sanding down the drawers and adding some new stain, so that was no problem for me :)

So to start I of course cleaned the piece up and patched up any scrapes and scratches that were on the body since I wouldn't be sanding it.


Dark Walnut Stain
Poly Top Coat

I primed the piece with some PPG primer and while that was drying I head outside to start sanding the drawers!

Since the drawers were veneer, I wanted to start with 120 grit so I could avoid sanding through the veneer!  Luckily, the finish came off super easily!  So I just finished the first round of sanding with my 120 grit and smoothed it out with a 320 grit.

I stained the drawers with some Dark Walnut stain by Minwax and sealed them with a Polyurethane topcoat.

While that cured I went inside and got started on the painting.  I grabbed my Liquorice chalk style paint from CCP and gave this piece 3 coats.

I wanted it to be super opaque, and 2 coats just wasn't doing the job & that's totally okay!

I finished it off by sealing it with 3 coats of my Country Chic Paint Clear Coat and this pretty little thing was done. 

I would be lying if I didn't walk around my house after I finished this piece to try to convince myself I had a place to put it 😂 I looooove it, but I have no room for it so I sold it and I am so happy someone else loves it!

I do have a dresser VERY similar to this one, so maybe I will give it a new look sometime soon ;)

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