A few years ago when Joe and I were furnishing our first house together, we picked up a pair of mid-century dressers at one of our favorite thrift stores for under $200. Total steal. And while the shape of the dressers was great, they were unfortunately covered in some sort of strange 1970’s green veneer. Why, furniture gods? Why?? In order to make them even slightly acceptable, I quickly (and sloppily) threw a few coats of brown paint on them to fit in with the rest of the furniture in our bedroom and replaced the very old and dated hardware. I don’t have any “before” pictures but, trust me, it wasn’t pretty.It seemed like a good decision at the time but over the last few years, the dressers have started looking pretty sad and frumpy to me. I hadn’t done the best job painting them (I needed that green veneer out of sight FAST…so take my time I did not) and the brown color just wasn’t doing anything for me. It certainly wasn’t doing anything for the great lines of this mid-century dresser so I decided to bite the bullet and give this baby a mid-century dresser makeover.
We just got back from a week at the beach with our whole big family and I’m finally getting back into the swing of things here at home. (Am I the only one who feels like she needs a vacation after a vacation!? It’s amazing, the things that can pile up after just one week away from home.)
– My beach read this year.
– My brain is still at the ocean so I’m dreaming about this contemporary beach house.
– Goodbye granite! These plans for beautiful black concrete countertops!
– Could you live in a house made of mushrooms?!
Happy Hump Day, folks!