MCM Boho Vintage Dresser

A step by step guide to refinishing a dated, mid century modern dresser into a bright, boho beauty!

Tell me about wood grain

Definition: texture and appearance of the wood fibres; longitudinal arrangement of wood fibers or the pattern resulting from such an arrangement Pith: the very center; in some trees, this is much softer and possibly a different color than the surrounding heartwood Heartwood: made up of dead cells that no longer serve any purpose except toContinue reading “Tell me about wood grain”

Tell me about wood veneer

Definition: thin slices of wood (usually thinner than 3 mm), that typically are glued onto core panels to produce flat panels such as doors, tops and panels for cabinets, parquet floors and parts of furniture

Tell me about using a tan paint wash

Use: maintain a raw/ bare wood finish after topcoat is applied; helps to minimize yellow/ orange/ red undertones in wood and even out blemishes

Mid Century Modern Kaufman Lingerie Chest

When I saw this piece on Facebook marketplace, I could tell it was vintage. I asked the seller to take a picture of the inside of the top drawer and saw the Kaufman brand. I was so excited despite it being covered in black paint. Materials: Circa 1850 heavy paint & varnish remover Circa 1850Continue reading “Mid Century Modern Kaufman Lingerie Chest”