Dec 14 2016

Before and After: Some Recent Transformations!

We are excited to share some of our favorite, recent transformations! These pieces are all for sale, so get them before they disappear or use these designs as inspiration.

Mid Century Dresser


This great 9-drawer mcm dresser had a dark/medium walnut finish. This stain is pretty common on mid century pieces, but can make the piece feel dated ‘as is’. We often like to combine stain and paint on mcm furniture because it has clean delineations in the design to break up the two finishes. For this piece, we chose to paint the casing in black matte and to stain the legs and drawers in a lighter, warmer walnut.2016-12-10_0001

It turned out pretty spectacular! I’m glad we chose to re-stain the wood. Sometimes, when a piece is in good condition, we might leave the original finish on the drawers. With this one, however, the original stain was just a little too cold. It needed some warmth! This stain is much better. It also provides more contrast from the black because it is a lighter color too.

Mid Century Buffet img_8619

This piece is very special to us because it is one of our very first ever MegMade PRODUCED pieces!! We are beginning to design and manufacture some of our most popular pieces, so we can better meet the needs of our customers! We are committed to maintaining a high level of quality on these pieces, as that is what people love about vintage furniture. We will be dovetailing the drawers and using solid wood throughout the pieces. You can’t get that at many places today!


We had our Facebook followers vote on the finish for this buffet and the winner was a light/medium walnut stain on the drawers/doors/legs and Benjamin Moore Marine Blue gloss for the casing. I love doing fun finishes like this! If you are looking for a statement buffet or tv console, this piece would be great. I could also see it being a changing table for a nursery or dresser in a bedroom.

Frenchy Buffet 1331-02254_-1-of-5

For this beautiful Frenchy buffet, we wanted to create more contrast with the brass hardware and give it a paint finish to modernize it a bit. I love this pull style and wanted to make it pop a little more, so we went with black gloss. The gloss finish helps to highlight the curves of the piece and I think the black gives it a modern flair.


Now you can really see the hardware. See how the glossy shine highlights those edges? I often think painting pieces with lots of details helps to clean up the overall look. This buffet offers a lot of good storage. Can’t wait to see who snatches it up!



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