Egyptian Blue Art Deco Dresser

I found this six drawer vintage dresser at the Salvation Army store on Bird Road in Miami at the same time I found the Vintage Turquoise and White dresser. The store offered discounts on furniture on Wednesdays, so I drove down with my brother during our lunch break and threw them in the back of his pick up truck.

Egyptian Blue Art Deco Dresser

Egyptian Blue Art Deco Dresser

Originally, I wanted to give the wood panels a light stain and the vertical Art Deco style pulls a darker stain for a 1970s vibe. But when I took the piece to the warehouse I was working out of, I noticed that only the frame was made of solid wood. I figured it wasn’t worth sanding and staining a piece that wasn’t solid wood, so I went for a more colorful look instead.

Egyptian Blue Art Deco Dresser Before

Egyptian Blue Art Deco Dresser Before

The blue chalk paint I used I believe was called Marine Blue ( I wasn’t able to find the manufacturer online, but I purchased it at Walmart). I started by painting a drawer and presenting it against the gold panel at the bottom. The color combination gave me an ancient Egyptian vibe, which I appreciated. Since I began restoring furniture pieces, I always wanted to create a statement piece, and this ended up being just that.

Even though I love wood stains and a natural aesthetic, the artist in me was dying to give a vintage furniture piece a bold paint job. I tested a vintage red color along with the blue, but the blue made the most sense with this piece. I was happy with the final product and had it on the market for a while, but I formed an attachment to it. I just couldn’t let it go for the lowball offers I was getting. So, I got rid of a few Ikea pieces in my living room made it the focal point of my living room as a TV console and with tons of extra storage.

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