Mid Century Tallboy Painted in Country Chic’s Hurricane

Date
Oct, 02, 2014

Thank you to Country Chic Paint for supplying the product for this project. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

Remember when I picked this guy up a couple months ago? It’s finally done! He’s been chillin’ on the porch for a while now and it was time to give him some love. I haven’t done a dresser in a bit and it felt good to work on this one.

MID CENTURY TALLBOY PAINTED IN COUNTRY

CHIC’S HURRICANE

MCM Tallboy Painted in Hurricane

I picked it up at a garage sale when I went thrifting with my mom back home and we initially stopped because we saw an interesting table in their lawn.

They also had a big tent of items that they hadn’t brought out yet, so naturally I went snooping to see what I could find. My heart skipped a beat as soon as I walked in and saw this guy buried in the back behind various odds and ends. Jack.Pot.

MCM Tallboy Dresser

I knew I wanted to go manly with it and originally planned on Navy. But then I got my goodies from Country Chic and couldn’t resist trying out their Hurricane color.

Map Knobs on Tallboy Dresser

This dresser is super sturdy and in great condition and has the Bassett Furniture Industries stamp inside. I’ve never picked up a piece that was marked with this, but they’ve been around since the early 1900s and make some beautiful furniture!

Bassett Furniture Seal

The top is perfectly rectangular which I knew would be super easy to tape off and either stain or paint a different color. I wasn’t sure how the veneer would come off, but I really wanted to stain it; so, orbital sander in hand, I dived in. Luckily it came off great!

Sanded Top of Dresser

There’s just something therapeutic about sanding a piece and watching all the beautiful wood appear before your eyes ๐Ÿ™‚ I used my fav stain (Dark Walnut) and sealed it up with some flat topcoat for the top as well as for the skinny panel across the bottom. Then painted the rest Hurricane.

I spray painted the bottom tips of the legs and the drawer pulls I bought all gold, but couldn’t resist some fun map knobs for the top drawer ๐Ÿ™‚

Map Knob

This is the perfect Gray color if you’re looking for something with a hint of blue. And I just love the way it contrasts with the dark stain. And those skinny little legs make my heart smile ๐Ÿ™‚

MCM Hurricane Tallboy

Stained Top of Tallboy Dresser

Dark Walnut Stain Tallboy

Do you have a favorite gray color that you like to use? I know I’ll be using this one again!

Have a fabulous day my friends!

MCM Tallboy Makeover

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80 Comments

  1. Reply

    Hilda

    October 19, 2018

    This is amazing!! I am super inspired to make over a baby son’s dresser! What is the brand name and color of the paint you used? Sorry if I missed that ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 24, 2018

      Country Chic Paint in the color Hurricane ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Reply

    Christine Marek

    December 30, 2016

    Discovered this on Pinterest and wanted to see the details. What an awesome transformation.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      January 3, 2017

      Thank you so much!

  3. Reply

    Jean

    November 30, 2014

    Omg I have that exact bedroom set. It was my mom and dads set when I was a little girl. Have had it since early marriage and have always wanted to do something to it. I love it. I have had it for 39 years and it’s finally time. Was the limed oak finish easy to paint? That’s what’s been keeping me from doing it.

  4. Reply

    Shonnna

    October 27, 2014

    This dresser redo is amazing! I just bought a great dresser to redo for our newest additions nursery. Where did you find the gorgeous gold cup pulls?

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 28, 2014

      Thank you so much Shonna! I got them from Hobby Lobby. They were originally more of a bronze color and I spray painted them gold ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Reply

    Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse

    October 20, 2014

    Love the color and the gold! Oh, My! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-117.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 21, 2014

      Yay! What a special treat. Thank you so much!!

  6. Reply

    Jeff

    October 20, 2014

    Ha ha, my girl friend had exactly the same dresser a few years ago, in Kingston, Ontario, not too far away. I wonder if its the same exact one somehow. We really appreciated the lines of it.

  7. Reply

    Helen

    October 17, 2014

    GASP GASP GASP

    I followed this here from BetterAfter because I had to see more. This is wonderful!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Aw thank you! I’m so glad you stopped by!

  8. Reply

    Lan | morestomach

    October 17, 2014

    i am so in love with this shade of blue/grey! it’s got the perfect balanced of masculine without being too over the top.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thank you so much! I love it too, I can’t wait to use it again ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Reply

    Kyla @HouseOfHipsters

    October 12, 2014

    This turned out just FANTASTIC! I’m crushing on this hard! Everything is just perfection! Found you over on Nifty Thrifty Things!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2014

      Thank you so much, Kyla!! So glad you stopped over ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Reply

    Joan

    October 10, 2014

    Love. Love. Love. Need I say more. Great transformation

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2014

      Thank you so much, Joan!

  11. Reply

    heather

    October 10, 2014

    Awesome. Nuff said.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2014

      haha thank you, Heather!!

  12. Reply

    Sarah @ Little Red Brick House

    October 10, 2014

    I’m still swooning over this piece! That blue is perfection and the stain you chose goes with it perfectly.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2014

      Aw, thanks so much! I can’t wait to use that color again ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Reply

    Monique

    October 10, 2014

    I wish I was crafty because I couldn’t do anything like this. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2014

      I’m sure you could, it’s not hard at all!

  14. Reply

    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

    October 10, 2014

    Gorgeous!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nancy

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 10, 2014

      Thank you so much, Nancy!!

  15. Reply

    Dee

    October 9, 2014

    Love the makeover. Thanks for sharing.
    Wonder if I could make a suggestion though. The wood background is stunning but the lovely grey font doesn’t show up against it, so can’t really read all if your blog.
    Looking forward to reading more about your work.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 9, 2014

      Thanks Dee! I’ll look into adjusting the color so it’s easier to read ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Reply

    Catherine Crandall

    October 9, 2014

    Impressive furniture revamped! This is absolutely an inspiring story to look up to. You just proved that having an elegant piece of furniture doesnโ€™t have to be that most luxurious. A little paint and makeover will totally give your old piece a new accent. Good job!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 9, 2014

      Thank you so much Catherine! A little paint can totally go a long way ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Reply

    Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods

    October 8, 2014

    Jack. Pot. Love it!

    I’m thinking of updating our home office with a very masculine theme and this dresser is exactly what I am thinking of! Great transformation!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show Me Saturday! Please join us again next Saturday morning at 7:00 am EST!

    {big hugs}
    ~ Ashley

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 8, 2014

      Oh well I’m glad I could inspire!! I can’t wait to see how your office turns out! Thanks for hosting a great party ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Reply

    Carissa Rasmussen

    October 7, 2014

    Love Love! You have such a good eye for a good transformation!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 7, 2014

      Aw thank you so much, Carissa!!

  19. Reply

    Sandra Cronje

    October 6, 2014

    Love what you have done with the cabinet. The color is beautiful and the hardware is so suitable. Thanks for sharing
    Lots of blessings from South Africa

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 6, 2014

      Thank you so much Sandra!!

  20. Reply

    Carol Snyder

    October 5, 2014

    where did you get the map pulls? they add so much character

  21. Reply

    Carol Snyder

    October 5, 2014

    where did you source the map pulls? they add so much character!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 6, 2014

      Thanks! Hobby Lobby ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Reply

    Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    October 5, 2014

    Love love love! That little dresser has such character! Those little legs! The color looks great against the wood finish on top. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 5, 2014

      The legs make me so happy! Thanks Amanda ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Reply

    Vicki Blazejowski

    October 4, 2014

    Beautiful color. Wonderful makeover!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 4, 2014

      thank you so much Vicki!!

  24. Reply

    Andrea

    October 4, 2014

    What a beautiful piece of furniture , love that color and the Knobs, just stunning..I have to ask did you put the wax just on the top or all over …..thanks

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 4, 2014

      Hi Andrea! I used General Finishes Flat Topcoat on the wood top and the Johnson’s Paste wax on the rest ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

    • Reply

      Andrea

      October 4, 2014

      Thanks for your reply…I really like that piece…I just did a piece of furniture and I was wondering if Iam suppose to put the wax on it…so it’s best if you do right, just put it on with a brush , or what thanks…..

      • Reply

        brepurposed

        October 5, 2014

        For the Johnson’s Paste Wax I just used an old T shirt ๐Ÿ™‚ Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then buffed it off.

  25. Reply

    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    October 3, 2014

    This is gorgeous! Love the color! The map knobs are my favorite! Great job, Bre!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 3, 2014

      Thanks Tara! I love those knobs too ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Reply

    Stacy&Eric @ Anastasia Vintage

    October 3, 2014

    This is so great! The gray reminds me a lot of the grey we used on a bookcase we recently completed (http://anastasiavintagehome.blogspot.com/2014/09/shades-of-gray-part-2-retro-modern.html). Love the map knobs!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 3, 2014

      Thank you! And oh yes it does! What a unique bookcase that is!

  27. Reply

    Pauline Henderson

    October 2, 2014

    I love it, turned out great.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 3, 2014

      Thank you!!

  28. Reply

    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    October 2, 2014

    Le sigh. Amazing refinishing job and amazing reference to an amazing song. I will be refinishing the dresser in my son’s room soon; this is a contender for the color!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 3, 2014

      Thanks Bre! I can’t wait to see what you end up doing ๐Ÿ™‚ I def recommend this color!

  29. Reply

    Vanessa

    October 2, 2014

    Looks amazing. The color is perfect.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 2, 2014

      thank you so much, Vanessa!

  30. Reply

    Jamie @ anderson + grant

    October 2, 2014

    YOu have such a talent when it comes to making furniture look amazing. And your staging skills are crazy good. The map knobs are the perfect touch to make this dresser truly unique!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 2, 2014

      aw you are so sweet! Thank you so much, Jamie, I really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Reply

    Jen @ fresh crush

    October 2, 2014

    This is so perfect. The metallic hardware with that perfect shade of grey/blue is amazing. Love it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 2, 2014

      Thank you Jen!!

  32. Reply

    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    October 2, 2014

    Gorgeous, as always! Love the little map knobs!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 2, 2014

      Thank you Amy!!

  33. Reply

    Katie @ Little House of Four

    October 2, 2014

    Oh, I LOVE this one! The color is perfect (reminds me of my vintage server in my dinning toom) and those glboe knobs are really cute. I love that you decided to stain the top instead of painting it. Fansatic job my friend!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 2, 2014

      Thank you so much, Katie! I’m glad I decided to stain it too, I love the contrast against the gray ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Reply

    Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    October 2, 2014

    I was wondering how you’d be incorporating a hurricane into this project ๐Ÿ˜‰
    This dresser is the perfect mix of masculine and chic- it’s BEAUTIFUL. That is seriously one of the prettiest shades of gray I’ve ever seen, and those knobs! So charming!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 2, 2014

      haha it was the first thing that came to mind when I sat down to write this post. I’m in love with all of Country Chic’s colors that I’ve tried! Thanks for the kind words my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Reply

    Erin

    October 2, 2014

    This is gorgeous! I have a very similar piece current sitting in our sun room that needs love. This is great inspiration to get me going on that project ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 2, 2014

      Thanks Erin!! I can’t wait to see what you do with yours ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Reply

    Kristi

    October 2, 2014

    I LOVE it Bre! That colour is so rich and with the dark stain, this dresser definitely has a classic, masculine feel. LOVE the gold accents and especially swooning over those super cute map knobs!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 2, 2014

      Thank you Kristi!! I’m definitely loving all the Country Chic colors I’ve tried so far! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    October 2, 2014

    Another gorgeous furniture makeover Bre! I have a brand new can of Hurricane sitting in the shop that I haven’t tried yet but that will soon change after seeing this. The color reminds me of denim. Minwax Dark Walnut is my favorite stain too – it just makes wood grain sing and compliments so many paint colors. Where did you find those adorable map knobs?

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 2, 2014

      Thank you Marie!! You definitely need to get working with the Hurricane, it’s such a beautiful color. And yes it does kinda look like denim! I got the knobs from Hobby Lobby ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    October 2, 2014

    Your dresser turned out great! I love that color too! I did a dresser in that color and cut up an old leather belt to use as the handles. It is a great color!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 2, 2014

      Thank you Lindsay! Isn’t it a great color?! I remember that dresser you did and LOVED the pulls!

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