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Sonja Rasula — the founder of Unique LA and frequent collaborator at the west elm LA store — shares her simple DIY that starts with a Mid-Century 6-Drawer Dresser and ends with a customized piece of colorful furniture!

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STEP 1
STEP 1: Using a screwdriver remove all hardware, both knobs and pulls DIY do it yourself update

1. Using a screwdriver remove all hardware — both knobs and pulls.

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STEP 2-4
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2. Paint the hardware with the primer or white spray paint. This will help make the neon color bright. Let dry.

3. Paint the hardware with the neon paint, let dry and repeat for optimal coverage and brightness.

4. (optional) If you’d prefer a shiny, gloss finish on the knobs and pulls, spray a coat of clear varnish on, and let dry.

STEP 5
sonja rasula diy project west elm dresser painted neon handles mid century bedroom furniture modern refresh design

5. Replace the painted (dry!) hardware back onto the dresser.

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6. Voila, you’ve now got a custom piece of colorful furniture! The hardware would also look great in pastel paint colors such as mint, lavender or orange blossom.

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SFDC

October 1, 2013

Love it! But I love that painting even more. Can you point us to the source/artist?

Sal

October 1, 2013

Where is the painting from?

Karen Dunn

October 5, 2013

Love this upcycling/pop of neon on the gorgeous mid century piece !

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