Before decorating your mirrored dresser, consider how drastic changes in color or finish can change its value. Clean surfaces in your chest of drawers and clean the drawers. Dust corners of drawers, the back of the chest of drawers and the underside of the chest of drawers. Use a gentle cleaner on a cloth to wash the surface if necessary. Avoid using any oil-based soap or polish if you plan to paint or brush the chest of drawers.
Consider updating the finish on your chest of mirrored dresser. However, a distressed or uneven surface is not necessarily a negative function. Many decorating schemes, among them Shabby Chic, Bohemian Modern, Rustic and French Countries, integrate distressed pieces as a central part of the aesthetic. If you want to reload the chest of drawers, carefully remove paint before a new finish. Also remove any hardware and paint. Or brush the chest two or three times to ensure a smooth finish.
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Then, arrange accessories for your antique chest of mirrored dresser. If the original drawer or knobs do not fit your decor, have fun shopping for different styles and finishes. A ceramic or porcelain finish has a cool, elegant look. Chunky, oxidized metal fixtures provide a chest of drawers primitive style. Wrong hardware gives a vintage chest of drawers a funky look.