I found this dresser at my local Habitat For Humanity Thrift Store. The price marked was $50.00, but being a frequent customer, I was able to purchase the dresser for $35.00. It needed a lot of work. The bottom molding pieces were totally damaged. The top was also heavily scratched, and a piece of the top's trim was missing.
My husband constructed a new wood top, as well as new molding pieces for the front and the sides. This really gave the dresser a new life! I wanted the dresser to have a coastal, beach vibe. So I opted for faux card catalog hardware. It originally came in bronze, but I painted the hardware white using General Finishes Chalk White. I decided to break up the card catalog hardware and added four pumpkin knobs which also came in bronze by adding them to one of the smaller drawers. I also painted them white. We added bun feet to lift the dresser up just a little off the floor to give it a more elegant feel.
The dresser is painted in Summertime Blue by General Finishes. I stained the top of the dresser with General Finishes Water Based Stain in Early American. I lightly distressed around the drawer edges and finished the dresser with General Finishes Flat Out Flat Water Based Topcoat.
This dresser is perfect for a beach condo or cottage, with its soft blue vibe and crisp white hardware.