How To Refresh A Mid Century Modern Dresser

Friday, January 17, 2020

Happy Friday Everyone!  This week I decided I would be smart and write my blog post not the day of posting, I'm still trying to balancing things so stick with me haha!  Things have been suuuuuper slow over here in the furniture refinishing world!  It is so hard to find pieces to refinish in the winter and it makes me so sad because all I want to do it paint!

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But, I have had some luck finding pieces here and there to keep sharing with ya'll.  Of course I am going to be using my FAVORITE paint brand, Country Chic Paint for this project, as well as using me Homeright Paint Sprayer!


(Some of the products used in this post were so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!)

Country Chic Paint is my all time favorite paint brand, as you already know, and let me tell you why if you're new here!

Their products all have a low environmental impact because they have low to zero VOC levels and all of the pigments they use are also VOC-free!

They are also part of recycling programs all across North America to ensure that any left over paint is properly recycled and not dumped in land fills, which is so amazing!

And the best part, a portion of their profits are donated to help relieve hunger by providing meals to families in North America.  Not only are their products simply safe and incredible quality, the team of people at Country Chic Paint are all so down to earth and kind to each and every one of their customers and love to give back, and in my opinion, that's what makes an incredible company!

As of right now they have a selection of 55 colors, and that is not including all of the gorgeous colors you can create from their color mixing recipes!! There are so many color options and they are all so perfect!  There is something for everyone :)

Today you are going to see me use the color Hollow Hill from their Standard Color Line!  I'm excited to take you through this makeover, so let's get into it!


I picked up this pretty little MCM dresser at goodwill for $30!  It was in good shape, but did have some marks and scratches that needed a little help, but that was no problem!

I started off by sanding down all of the drawers because I knew I wanted a two toned look for this piece!  The finish came off super easy revealing this gorgeous wood grain underneath!  It came out so so smooth!

Next up I cleaned up the piece really good!  This part is essential if you want a perfect lasting finish on your piece! So just take the time, scrub it and rinse it really good, I promise you won't regret it!

I grabbed my Drydex spackle and filled some of the little scratched on the handles and any of the shipped veneer on the piece.  I let that dry and then sanded it smooth.

I grabbed my pre tapped plastic to wrap over the inside of the drawers to protect them from any overspray!  I also taped off the sanded down drawers just to leave the handles exposed for paint!

Now she's ready for paint!  I grabbed my Country Chic Paint int he color Hollow Hill and poured it in my sprayer jar through a strainer.  I learned that straining your paint before running it through your sprayer is essential to avoid any chunks and clogging of your sprayer!

I then added a little water until I reached the consistency I prefer to work with.  I probably thin mine a little more than most people, but I just prefer the way it applies the best!  Just note, Country Chic's paint doesn't need to be thinned much, just about 10%!

I did two coats of this using a high grit sanding sponge in between each coat to achieve a super silky smooth finish!  Once the paint dried totally for a couple hours it was ready to get a top coat!

I used my trusty Country Chic Paint clear coat for this piece, giving it two coats, and again sanding between each coat!  I didn't stain the draw fronts because I really liked the color I got just my sanding.  So I just sealed those up with my clear coat too :)

Lastly I took off all of the tape and plastic and smoothed everything out with a sanding sponge and viola! It was done and ready for some pretty pics!

Here she is! :)  I love love love how this piece turned out.  I am a sucker for a good MCM piece and for dark green paint, so when you put them together I am IN LOVE!!

Let me know what you think in the comments!  What would you paint with this pretty green color?!

If you want to try out some Country Chic Paint products, don't forget to use my code for 10% off your first order! :)

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