Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

Before and After: 60's curve-front dresser facelift

I got this dresser when we first moved into our apartment, and I love the classic 50's/60's lines--those little feet, the curved front.  It was $20 at the Goodwill Outlet (quite a splurge for their prices, actually).  It has a Bassett Furniture stamp on the inside of one drawer, so I know it's quality!
I love the shape but haaaaaate that wood color.  I bought it planning to paint it (white, heirloom white, black, or brown?) but it was a pretty daunting painting project.  Anyway I finally did it!!!
I used the same dark brown I used for my chairs and table a few months back.  It's also the same color as my night stand (opposite the bed).  I bought a whole gallon of it, so all my furniture will match at some point... Anyway, the dresser looks much better now!
I used a 4" microfiber roller to apply the paint so there are no brush strokes.


  1. it looks so great!

  2. Nicely done. Love that mid-century look!

  3. Anonymous6/21/2010

    A white stencil -- like a branch or something organic --- would really pop if you had it flow across the drawer fronts...



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