HPL Mobilier Tall Mid Century Modern Dresser

This gorgeous HPL Mobilier dresser sat in my basement for over 6 months because I didn’t have a clear vision of my refinishing path. A friend reached out looking for a tall piece and knew immediately when she saw this that it was the one.

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  • Annie Sloan chalk paint (Athenian Black)
  • Annie Sloan clear wax
  • Howard Products Restor-A-Finish in Neutral
  • Howard Products Feed-N-Wax

How I refinished this piece:

The body was in incredible shape so I used Howard Products, Restor-A-Finish in neutral. Using #0000 steel wool, I applied using a circular motion and then wiping off the excess with a blue shop towel. I waited overnight and then applied Feed-N-Wax to seal the finish.

The drawers were cleaned with a degreaser (Rust-Oleum’s Krud Kutter). After taping, I used my Zibra Paint square brush as well as my Staalmeester roller to apply Annie Sloan’s Athenian Black. This is my ultimate favourite black paint – it’s always so rich looking. I did 3 thin coats.

To seal the paint, I used General Finishes High-Performance Topcoat in a satin finish. Using an automotive sponge, I stirred the topcoat and poured some in tray. I dipped the sponge, removed the excess and applied in long strokes.

I am so happy I waited until the right circumstance came along for this piece!

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