Back in January, when I picked up my really gross white dresser, I also picked up this mid-century dresser for $50. It was in need of some serious work, but I liked the look of it.
I actually didn’t strip this one, just gave it a light sanding and a coat of primer. Then I filled all the imperfections and chipped veneer. I like doing that after a coat of primer because it’s easier to see exactly where you need to do repairs. I really wish it would have been in good enough shape to stain it, but the veneer was pretty bad.
Then after sanding all the wood filler I gave it another coat of primer.
Originally I planned on painting the dresser grey, so I primed grey, but at the last minute I decided to go for a deep Navy blue. I’m glad I did because I love it!
I did manage to get blue paint in my hair and ALL over my hand/arm. I had smurf hands for a few days.
Then after hauling it into the basement, I decided I love gold dipped legs so much that I would “dip” this piece too! So back out to the garage it went for a quick gold dipping! Notice no actual “dipping” occurs, only taping and spraying.
I just painted the original hardware gold and put it right back on. I love how the popcorn tin lampshade and gold decorative spheres bring out the gold!
This bad boy is actually going into the guest room… which is way too hideous for me to show you for now, so these pics were taken in the play room! I hope you like my navy mid-century dresser re-do with gold dipped legs as much as I do!