Summertime Blue Faux Card Catalog Coastal Dresser

By Christina Woodcock, Owner of Christina Faye Repurposed, Owner at Christina Faye Repurposed in PEMBROKE, GA.

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.  






Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesCoastal Love

Products Used

  • General Finishes Chalk White
  • General Finishes Summertime Blue
  • General Finishes Flat Out Flat Water Based Topcoat

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