Drexel Esperanto Before and After

While I normally like to focus on mid-century modern pieces, when I saw this dresser at a local thrift store I was drawn to the geometric drawer fronts and knew it had potential. It is a HUGE, HEAVY piece of furniture and the original dark wood finish wasn't doing it any favors. Redone in a glossy dove grey with new gold hardware, it's looking pretty and modern.

Here's the before:

And after:

I removed the old hardware, filled in the screw holes, and made new ones to fit the gold drawer pulls. Incorporating more modern hardware made a huge difference!

I love how this piece went from feeling bulky and outdated, to sweet and feminine. I think it payed off working on something outside of my normal style!

xo Jeanette