Happy Monday morning! Hope you enjoyed a great weekend and relished in the extra hour of sleep- I know I did! Aside from the Sweet Clover sale, we also had soccer tournaments all day Saturday for both kids, so we were all exhausted by the end of it. I am happy to say the sale went really well, and I’ll be bringing a few new pieces of furniture to my space for the next sale in a week and a half. This dresser I am about to share with you today was actually there for the September and October sale, but hasn’t yet found a new home. I brought it home for this weekend’s sale and was finally able to get some great photos so I could share with you this furniture makeover: navy masculine vintage art deco dresser. I am actually bringing it back to the barn for the next sale and hoping maybe it finds a home soon. It’s been close a few times, but it’s still up for adoption. 😉
I bought this dresser this summer before I had even decided to go back to Sweet Clover. I saw it at a local auction and the price was perfect, it was in great structural shape, and I loved the clean lines and original hardware. It had some veneer chips and the finish had some issues, but otherwise, it was in great shape.
I began by removing all of the drawer pulls which I planned to reuse because of their uniqueness. Next, I used this wood filled which hardens super quickly to fill in the sections of chipped veneer. Once that was ready to sand (about 15 or so minutes later), I gave the entire piece a light sanding with my orbital sander and 180 grit paper. After sanding it, I wiped it clean with a little Simple Green and a paper towel and let that air dry for a few minutes.
Finally I was ready for paint! I applied two coats of my go to navy, General Finishes Coastal Blue milk paint. This color has long been a favorite of mine, and is even what I used on my own kitchen cabinets. It’s the perfect navy, and the paint itself holds up beautifully. After allowing it to dry, I applied General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax with a rag, allowed it to dry for 15 minutes, and buffed it with a clean rag. Lastly, I replaced the pulls I had removed.
I love how the original hardware stands out against the color.
The unique masculine shape is one of the features that drew me to this piece, and I think the coastal blue complements that nicely.
It’s really a no-frills dresser, but still manages to stand out as unique with the squarish details that it does have. The vintage coastal blue dresser I brought in for this past weekend’s sale sold right away, so I am holding onto hope that this guy finds a new home soon as well. Better photography certainly helps in the sales department, so maybe now that it’s had a proper shoot its time will come.