Mid-Century Modern Dressers Get Custom DIY Makeovers

The mid-century modern design in furniture is characterized by simplicity and natural shapes. The furniture from this period is appreciated for its beautiful lines and it often the subject of makeovers. A mid-century modern dresser, for example, can be transformed in lots of interesting ways.

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This one, for example, got a bold geometric makeover. The top drawers were transformed using tape and three different colors of paint. The result is a simple but eye-catching look.{found on theweathereddoor}.

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Instead of using tape to create a custom design you can simply opt for a free form lines and create a unique design. You can draw anything you want on your mid-century modern dresser in order to match it to the décor.{found on marthaleonedesign}.

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Paint and color can truly transform a dresser. For example, this one went from having a stained wood finish to being really chic with its mantis green front and white frame. The hardware and the feet were painted with metallic copper spray paint.{found on visualheart}.

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White is often the color of choice when giving dressers a makeover. And, despite it being so simple and neutral, this color can be used in a lot of interesting ways. For example, only one portion of this dresser was painted white, the bottom drawer and a portion of the one above it were left untouched.{found on theweathereddoor}.

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And, in this case, white paint was used to frame the dresser white most of it was kept untouched. The contrast and the lines are really chic and the white trim gives the dresser a modern vibe without necessarily influencing its overall aspect.{found on theweathereddoor}.

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A simpler option is to paint the entire dresser white and completely change its look. You can also choose to make other changes to its design. For example, you can add some stylish wooden feet to the dresser to lift it off the floor.{found on sarahmdorseydesigns}.

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If you plan on using the dresser in a more cheerful environment such as a nursery or the kids’ room, then consider using more than just white paint. Start experimenting with tape and colored paint and give the dresser a cute new look.{found on ciburbanity}.

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But if you wish it to look elegant and classy, then consider staining the piece instead of using paint. You can give it a beautiful finish without hiding the grain of the wood and the texture.{found on desertdomicile}.

A reverse makeover.

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We also need to consider the reverse situation, when you actually want your dresser to have a mid century vibe and can’t seem to find one that sits the description. Then you can make a dresser look that charming using the right hardware and finishes. So get a dresser from Ikea, sand it, prime it, paint it and then add the drawer pulls.{found on heartsandsharts}.