Masculine Curves

By LaDeeDa Design Lori Gravink, Owner Designer at LaDeeDa Design in Crystal, MN.

Winning Category

Like all good upcycles, I chose this piece because of its good bones. I tend to buy more girly pieces but I fell for it's masculine curves and brought this bad boy home. 

I wanted to update this piece while respecting its MCM roots and keep its masculine appeal. After prepping this piece I stained the drawer fronts with GF Java Gel. I painted the exterior with a custom mix of GF Lampblack Milk Paint with a touch of Snow White Milk Paint.  This mix created a soft black finish. I sealed the exterior and drawer faces with a mix of GF flat and Satin Top Coat. The hardware is original. I simply buffed it clean.

I love the results. It's so versatile. When I posted it for sale I staged it two ways. Traditional MCM and Modern. My buyer loved it!  He's a mellenial, hipster male.


Products Used

  • General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Flat Top Coat
  • General Finishes Satin Top Coat

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