Restoring a Painted Mid-Century Modern Dresser

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    In this makeover, I take a refinished dresser back in time to its original wooden glory.

    This dresser was floating around on Facebook Marketplace for weeks before I stumbled across it. The seller had written that it would be perfect for a refinishing project, and that's exactly what I picked it up for. This piece was constructed with 100% solid elm -- even the sides of the drawers -- which is a rare and valuable find, so I had to go with a full wood stain restoration to bring out the beautiful grains. It had been previously chalk painted with some stenciling on the door; the chalk paint was peeling and chipping everywhere, due to a lack of proper prep work on the wood prior to painting. This made it quite easy to just scrape off most of the paint, with some help of a paint stripper.

    If you enjoyed this makeover, please like and subscribe to see more. And if you have any questions, I would be happy to answer your comments.

    Thank you for watching :)

    - Andy from Modern Makeovers

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Thank you for all the awesome comments, everyone! 🙏🏻❤️ I’m excited to share the next one with you all :)

Vor 2 Monate
Kenneth Wong
Kenneth Wong

@Isabel Adame a

Vor 4 Tage
Sharon Corn Bingle
Sharon Corn Bingle

You are fantastic at wood working! Did you study or learn from someone?

Vor 27 Tage
Jane A
Jane A

We can’t wait to see your next restore!

Vor Monat
YouTukang
YouTukang

👍👍👍👍

Vor Monat
Isabel Adame
Isabel Adame

Saludos desde México 🇲🇽

Vor 2 Monate
Sarah K
Sarah K

Much nicer than before!!!

Vor 31 Minute
Ilya Golubev
Ilya Golubev

WOW!

Vor Stunde
canvea
canvea

Stunning! You really brought it back to its former glory and then some. Thank you for sharing, this was very inspiring 💕

Vor 4 Stunden
Dawn Gable
Dawn Gable

Beautiful

Vor 4 Stunden
prashant Kamble
prashant Kamble

Great work

Vor 4 Stunden
Lucky
Lucky

Thoroughly enjoyed this video! Thank you!

Vor 4 Stunden
Kristen Long
Kristen Long

Why would you paint such gorgeous wood? Amazing job! It's beautiful now!

Vor 5 Stunden
CECILIA
CECILIA

I absolutely hate people who paint Mid century furniture... they are so expensive and high in demand...thank you for rescuing this dresser and bringing back to it's old original look.

Vor 5 Stunden
Ronald Evans
Ronald Evans

Looking good looking good buddy keep up the great work your doing

Vor 5 Stunden
Adauto Tavares
Adauto Tavares

it was very beautiful

Vor 6 Stunden
Claudine Claudine Hamon
Claudine Claudine Hamon

First time on your channel and I love it. You restore that dresser, buffer or whatever it's name to its former glory👏👏👏👌👍 I love the handle, I saw that the only pull left inspired you. Congratulations 🎉🎊 And thanks for the non musical filming 👌👍

Vor 6 Stunden
Roselle Ann
Roselle Ann

a strip that gets me 4:20

Vor 8 Stunden
King Platypus
King Platypus

I didn't realise paint stripper only took 15 minutes. Thats nasty

Vor 13 Stunden
Yve Win
Yve Win

I love that stain mixture. Lovely!

Vor 13 Stunden
Kelsey CoCa
Kelsey CoCa

wow! beautiful!

Vor 14 Stunden
Audie
Audie

when i see the final shots of the finished piece it reminds me of being a little kid and laying on the floor of my grandparents living room looking up and the shiny wood bookshelves, hearing my grammy making dinner in the kitchen and my grampy setting the table with the news playing in the background. such a weird kind of still feeling that i’ve never felt anywhere else.

Vor 14 Stunden
Ms Beautiful
Ms Beautiful

Wow!!!!

Vor 18 Stunden
Karen Turner
Karen Turner

Beautiful work. Job well done. Thanks for sharing.

Vor 18 Stunden
ola bola
ola bola

WAAAAAAAAAAAAW Lovely

Vor 19 Stunden
Seb
Seb

man, what a beaut

Vor 20 Stunden
BigAcorn Lavafla
BigAcorn Lavafla

That was super relaxing to watch, thank you! Turned out beautiful

Vor 21 Stunde
Fictional Character
Fictional Character

If feels so satisfying to see something get perfectly done in every step.

Vor 21 Stunde
Sookielein
Sookielein

That's a beautiful piece. Great job!

Vor 22 Stunden
Elvira Fortino
Elvira Fortino

Complimenti, bravissimo

Vor 23 Stunden
Mazza Cheewanich
Mazza Cheewanich

Wow! Not only stunning furniture at the end but I love your editing and how good quality your video is.

Vor Tag
grace mabel
grace mabel

I love the way the wood looks with that stain!! Gorgeous work

Vor Tag
Marissa Ayala
Marissa Ayala

Absolutely GORGEOUS

Vor Tag
Penell E
Penell E

You are a true artisan! This is a stunning example of a good eye, no shortcuts, and excellent detail.

Vor Tag
Technoblade_Is_King
Technoblade_Is_King

When I seen the thumbnail I thought it was sheep’s wool. But now I’m watching this it’s not

Vor Tag
baybeegirlz007
baybeegirlz007

Very beautiful...you did a excellent job! You are a brilliant craftsman! Thank you for sharing!😊

Vor Tag
Vinings Gal
Vinings Gal

Looks too basic

Vor Tag
Shontrell Anderson
Shontrell Anderson

Wow. Well done

Vor Tag
ladonna cushman
ladonna cushman

Just simple gorgeous!

Vor Tag
Wytchy Prepper
Wytchy Prepper

I always appreciate a quality restoration! Stunning!

Vor Tag
Алексей Smokingwood
Алексей Smokingwood

Просто шикарный получился🤟

Vor Tag
Bro Row
Bro Row

Better than new

Vor Tag
Bro Row
Bro Row

When they took woodshop out of the schools is when I stopped going and I don't regret it.

Vor Tag
KNem PHOTOGRAPHY
KNem PHOTOGRAPHY

Well done sir

Vor Tag
sykoz 85
sykoz 85

Damn thats really nice, woww..

Vor Tag
Kiah Williams
Kiah Williams

This is amazing, so good, the such a vibe to watch.

Vor Tag
hanaa alsharif
hanaa alsharif

I love your work

Vor Tag
Jonathan Heid
Jonathan Heid

You added a really lovely modern touch to a vintage piece and still retained its classic flavor. Thank you for the beautiful result and for helping a piece of history maintain its glory.

Vor Tag
Colleen Pedder
Colleen Pedder

Its beautiful

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Arminda Souza
Arminda Souza

wonderful, you are very talented

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Sarpro72
Sarpro72

This is great stuff. You’re gonna blow up if you keep at it

Vor Tag
Lydia Grace
Lydia Grace

I really enjoy your editing and how calming your videos are!! You’re doing amazing!

Vor Tag
Jackie Hancock
Jackie Hancock

Stunning….again!😁

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Spike
Spike

That is stunning. You are very skilled. You have restored the beauty of this piece of furniture from tacky to classy : ) I have a gorgeous 70s sideboard I'd like to restore to glory one day. The previous owner did a bad varnish job on the top and it's had some scuffs in my possession. Some of it is solid and some of it veneer. I need to watch more videos like yours to give it the care it deserves. I don't have an outdoor space or half your tools but luckily it's mainly cosmetic so I'll just watch and learn : )

Vor Tag
Abigail Hamilton
Abigail Hamilton

The grain on the top took my breath away when the stain was wiped away; I actually exclaimed WOW! out load, (much to the surprise of my little dog, who had been sleeping peacefully up to that point). LOL

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Red Faction
Red Faction

Magnifique 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

Vor 2 Tage
Tina Trombley
Tina Trombley

I used to strip and refinish furniture with my dad when I was younger and we used 5F5

Vor 2 Tage
Leslie G
Leslie G

Absolutely beautiful, thank you!

Vor 2 Tage
tashi mićić
tashi mićić

am I the only one that lost it at "stripper bath"??

Vor 2 Tage
Sam Wishnoski
Sam Wishnoski

Beautifully restored. Well done 👍

Vor 2 Tage
Celeste Watson
Celeste Watson

Huge talent in woodworking aside, the editing is MASTERFUL, and the natural sounds/silence is FTW. Subscribed!!

Vor 2 Tage
Nancy Berg
Nancy Berg

Sensuous, sounds of silence, so so satisfying. Thank you.

Vor 2 Tage
Xenia
Xenia

What wizardry is this! Incredible!

Vor 2 Tage
Nicole D
Nicole D

Beautiful

Vor 2 Tage
Beth II
Beth II

That's piece turned out absolutely stunning! I love your esthetic!

Vor 2 Tage
Naomi Quirion
Naomi Quirion

Do you know the wood it's made of? Ulmus maybe?

Vor 2 Tage
Modern Makeovers
Modern Makeovers

My guess is elm!

Vor Tag
Victoria Amador
Victoria Amador

Very well done!!! It turned out great. So nice to see it not painted and in its natural wood. You did a wonderful job... very chic!!!

Vor 2 Tage
Jiah May
Jiah May

Such a beautiful piece.

Vor 2 Tage
carole james
carole james

beautiful, and the handles are perfect

Vor 2 Tage
DBYD11
DBYD11

Chalky paint should be banned :-) Its only ever used to ruin beautiful furniture

Vor 2 Tage
khadija lfiyekh
khadija lfiyekh

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 good job

Vor 2 Tage
Procrastination Domination
Procrastination Domination

Damn! That’s some sexy wood! 🔥 🔥 🔥

Vor 2 Tage
Karla Maeder
Karla Maeder

Thank you for staining the inside of this piece too. So many times I’ve seen restoring videos and they don’t even strip paint or anything on the inside! 🤢 You really did a 100% transformation!

Vor 2 Tage
Gina
Gina

I can’t even hold a screwdriver properly and here I am enjoying this video. I love the recycling and the restoration work. Such a talented young man. If only we are all able to restore old furniture, it will last forever. Modern day furniture are all veneers and just don’t last.

Vor 2 Tage
Brasil Brasil Brasil
Brasil Brasil Brasil

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Vor 2 Tage
Miss Takes
Miss Takes

So gorggg, love your attention to detail!

Vor 2 Tage
Simone de Oliveira Lima de Jesus
Simone de Oliveira Lima de Jesus

Lindo demais!! Eu amo móveis antigos! 😍👏🏽👏🏽🙋🏻‍♀️🇧🇷

Vor 2 Tage
Moneta Huff
Moneta Huff

Beautiful finish!!

Vor 2 Tage
Dawn Schoeller
Dawn Schoeller

Yes! Thank you for saving this piece!

Vor 2 Tage
Cris Mendoza
Cris Mendoza

Very clean! Excellent work.

Vor 2 Tage
Bex G
Bex G

Thank you so much for showing this piece the respect that it deserves. It looks wonderful now...xxx.

Vor 2 Tage
Juan Reyes Jr
Juan Reyes Jr

Looks so sharp! Job well done

Vor 2 Tage
Debra Bemis
Debra Bemis

this is the first video that i have watched of yours. I love the way you film! such a relaxing video to watch and wonderful work! I subscribed and can't wait to watch another!

Vor 2 Tage
Modern Makeovers
Modern Makeovers

Thank you so much! 😁

Vor Tag
Andrey Babkin
Andrey Babkin

magnificent

Vor 2 Tage
Amy Kay
Amy Kay

Omg the sponges from seat cushions blew my mind. I will be doing this from now on

Vor 2 Tage
Ernesto Gustavo Hurtado Fernandez
Ernesto Gustavo Hurtado Fernandez

👍👍👏👏

Vor 2 Tage
Birgül Yeşil
Birgül Yeşil

🤗🙌🏻👍🏻

Vor 2 Tage
N. N.
N. N.

Nice work 👍🏼 aber ich persönlich mag die dunkle Farbe nicht. Mir hätte eine helles weiss wo die Maserung des Holzes noch sichtbar ist besser gefallen.

Vor 3 Tage
Weed Puffer Fish
Weed Puffer Fish

Who ever painted this before did a very bad job… amazing restoration

Vor 3 Tage
Patricia Gonzalez
Patricia Gonzalez

Beautiful

Vor 3 Tage
georgette laidlaw
georgette laidlaw

Love it.

Vor 3 Tage
Dawn Eckert
Dawn Eckert

I’ve never been a Mid-Century Modern fan, not my style….but your work is lovely. It’s nice when a solid wood piece of furniture is cleaned up from the awful “paint everything with chalk” phase.

Vor 3 Tage
Miss Mahinay
Miss Mahinay

The amount of time it took to finish this and then the amount of time to perfectly edit it?! It’s amazing dude! Thank you! 💛

Vor 3 Tage
Татьяна Александрова
Татьяна Александрова

Белым мне нравился больше

Vor 3 Tage
wakeupgeoff
wakeupgeoff

Amazing! It looks so rich and modern. I love it

Vor 3 Tage
amme30
amme30

I lived the attention to detail and the beautiful lines of this piece, mine own choice would have been to see more of tge original colour of the wood, but I often find that this is where I differ with actual craftspeople. New subscriber

Vor 3 Tage
KHOHelen
KHOHelen

Красиво получилось! Супер! 👍💪

Vor 3 Tage
Hannah Elise
Hannah Elise

White women cover heirloom pieces of furniture with chalk paint and slap an “Eau de Fromage” decal on there and really think they did something

Vor 3 Tage
Cynthia Wilson
Cynthia Wilson

Beautiful

Vor 3 Tage
Pete OU812
Pete OU812

Beautiful job!

Vor 3 Tage
Evelyn White
Evelyn White

I love relaxing to these kinds of videos! Not only was this calming, but I also got to see an awesome work of art. Keep up the good work 🤗♥️

Vor 3 Tage
Stephanie Walker
Stephanie Walker

Gorgeous revival.

Vor 3 Tage
Laura Hause
Laura Hause

I loved watching this video. If your going to refinish do it right the first time. The furniture will thank you and it will show your great work.

Vor 3 Tage
Germán Barreto
Germán Barreto

Congratulations! I enjoyed watching every minute of your job. Thanks!

Vor 3 Tage
Helder Henares
Helder Henares

Amazing!! Very good Job Dude.

Vor 3 Tage

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