So I took a tour of the local thrift shops and used furniture stores, hoping to find something made of real wood, in a vintage style that could handle some modernizing. I was super lucky to find this mid-century modern dresser, in good condition, just asking for some love.
|I feel like I stole this beauty.... it was only $75!|
|Sanded and ready for staining|
Next, we attached the hardware. I found the most perfect brass animal heads for the top two smaller drawers at Anthropologie (and spent almost as much as the dresser itself on them!).
For the four larger bottom drawers, we spray painted the original hardware with a brass paint to match the pulls.
I am so proud of how this dresser turned out!
It is definitely a classic example of not knowing how to do something, googling it to learn, and executing it well. I encourage anyone thinking of giving an old piece of furniture a makeover to give it a try. We didn't find any aspect of the project difficult, and the results are so worth the effort.