It’s that time again! Another contest submission for The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest! This month’s sponsor is HomeRight and our theme was “Spray it Pretty”.


I set off to my garage to choose from about 10 dressers to “pretty up” using my HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer. I settled on this mid-century marvel that I’ve been meaning to get to.

before midcentury modern dresser

Big Daddy and I raced over to Athens, home of the Bulldogs, one morning to snatch up this pretty thing from a couple who were selling off there belongings to move across the country. I went to great lengths to buy this dresser because I loved the wood handles. Even though I don’t typically paint mid century pieces, I knew the outside of the dresser would have to be painted. There were lots of deep scratches and the side looked like a dog might of feasted off of it.


midcentury dresser before

before dresser

I removed the drawers and cleaned them up and then went over them with Restore a Finish in Walnut. I can’t believe how alive these drawers look now!

mid-century modern dresser

I used 2 coats of Old Fashioned White from General Finishes and it took me about 20 minutes. Well I’m not sure how long it actually took to paint but it was a short amount of time with little effort. The HomeRight sprayer works really great! Having the sprayer makes me feel a bit like a professional. I love the smooth finish!

midcentury modern dresser

This pretty little guy will be in my booth in a couple of days! I think it will look great and honestly I think someone will buy this pretty quickly. 🙂

For more great “Spray it Pretty” pieces head over to our hosts’ contest posts:

Evey from Eveys Creations created a beautiful Frozen themed desk and Lynn from On Fern Avenue shows off her newly restyled gossip chair.

FFFC main graphic updated (10.2015)

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4 Responses

  1. Michelle James

    This turned out fabulous. I love the contrast of the white and the wood drawers. You did a great job. How many dressers do you have in your garage? LOL! My garage is starting to fill up as well. It’s not a bad thing, right?

  2. Kimm at Reinvented

    Oh how I love the combo of white and beautiful wood. I love restore a finish also, it does amazing things. 🙂 AND I’m hooked on the Finish Max too, I can’t believe how easy it is to use!


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