What do you do when you get an ugly dresser or chest of drawers from a thrift store? Redo it. Of course!
Ahoy! An idea!
I started with cleaning the whole thing up and lightly sanding and painting. This is a pleasant tropical beach color.
Having these resin formed seagull wall art pieces from a flea market, I decided to utilize them to decorate the front of the chest of drawers.
And I also had these knobs from a cabinet redo to reuse.
So I painted the knobs and gulls in white and painted the feet the same sea blue color as the dresser.
I wrapped a piece of the rope onto one of the "boat- tying- looking- handles" and tied it off. Trying to make it look all nautical or "knot-ical" ;) Then I painted it white to match the knobs and seagulls.
I laid out the knobs and seagull designs on the drawers until I liked it.
Then, drilled holes through the drawers to attach the knobs and seagulls.
For the dresser top, I painted it in a white chalk paint.
Then sanded to expose the first dark blue paint job by the first "redo'er", and some of the original white paint finish by the manufacturer. All of the painted layers were showing through distressing.
When finished with distressing the top, I distressed the drawer fronts with sporadic sanding.
Finally, the coastal redo is done.
Added a few seashells and it became beachy coastal!