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A fresh paint job gives this mid-century modern dresser a new life [Video]

  • October 17, 2023

Watch this mid-century modern dresser transform with just a little paint and some maintenance

Video Transcript

BRE BRINGIER: Hey, people, and welcome to Yahoo In the Know Furniture Flip. I’m your host, Bre. And I’m going to teach you how to take your old and outdated furniture and turn it into something new. Let’s get to it.

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I got this piece of furniture from my favorite place, Facebook Marketplace. I paid around $40 for it, and this piece is what I would call a mid-century modern piece. This dresser is really old and really outdated. And all I’m going to be doing is painting this dresser. So I’m going to show you how the magic of paint can make a dresser look completely different.

I’ll be using my sander to scuff sand, and I’ll be using a 150 grit. And I’ll be using this blue paint. I’ll be using my roller to paint, the gold spray paint to paint the knobs, Bondo to fix any damages. The first thing I’m going to be doing is cleaning the piece. You want to get all the dirt off of the piece before you start sanding.

This dresser has a few spots with damages. We have this corner and this bottom corner, where the wood is missing. And I’m going to be filling that in with Bondo. I like to use Bondo because it gets really hard, and it won’t break off. To apply the Bondo, you have to use a hardener to the Bondo. But when you do this, you have to work with it within 10 to 15 minutes because then it dries up and you’re not able to spread it on. This should be plenty of Bondo for these two spots.

And then now we’re going to add

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