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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Coastal Dresser: A Redo


What do you do when you get an ugly dresser or chest of drawers from a thrift store?  Redo it. Of course! 




Those handles reminded me of boat ties. 
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. 




Then I snagged up hubby's boat ropes.  (Just taking a little bit and put the rest of it back.)


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!  





Now I want to go on a getaway to the beach. 




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45 comments:

  1. You really outdid yourself on this one! Those seagulls were absolutely perfect. Seriously, can't get over how gorgeous this is.

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  2. Wow, thanks so much, Rachel! I was trying to make it very beachy. The gulls were waiting for this. :) Thank you for the visit and kindness!

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  3. Wow. I love what you did with the rope and the seagulls are beautiful. Another winner!

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  4. Thank you, Elizabeth!
    I thought a couple of touches would make it more whimsical. It worked! It gave me more ideas for other pieces too.

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  5. This piece is absolutely fabulous.I love the creativity involved.Utilising the seagulls and rope pulls was a masterstroke.

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  6. G'day Looks great! All blog comments appreciated and sharing is caring today!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List #SayGdayParty pinned

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  7. Such an awesome redo! love all the different touches that make this dresser so unique and fun. I think i have said and I mean it, you are a genius!

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  8. Hubby was glad to see I only used a portion of his boat rope. Wait til you see what I do with old tools in the garage. Hey, he isn't using them and I have my own ;) I love your visits and comments! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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  9. Awesome Makeover ! Absolutely love the details :)

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  10. Carrie Lynn Ingles GronemanNovember 22, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    LOVE what you did with this dresser, amazing! Stopping by from Sat Evening Party with Mommy Crusader. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  11. I love this piece of furniture! It is awesome...I especially like the addition of the birds. Great job!

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  12. That looks amazing! I love the drawer pulls. Great job!


    Thanks for sharing at the Say G'day link up. I've just pinned your project.


    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  13. Ha ha...I have a feeling you wouldn't like my re-do's either!

    I love the look of this, and the drawers are awesome. I love the touch of the birds and the chalk paint is fantastic. Job well done!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  14. Thank you so much for the visit and kind comment, Carrie! :)

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  15. You're so funny, Catherine! :D
    Thank you so much for your kind visit, as usual, and for your awesome party!

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  16. Thank you for the fun link up and the pin, Natasha! I'm so glad you stopped by :)

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  17. Jen St Germain LeemanNovember 24, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    What an AWESOME re-do! I love that you used the seagull carvings here, so creative. Pinning so I can look at it again and again - I need one!

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  18. Wow! Nice work :D

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  19. SO Beautiful! - Totally Pinned it!

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  20. I am in love with the seagulls and rope handles! What a great idea!

    Thanks for linking up at the Talented Tuesday Link Party :-)

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  21. I love this nautical look. It turned out so good! Great color choice, too. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with Hump Day Happenings.

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  22. Oh Robin - you never cease to amaze me with these projects! I am definitely loving this as I am a coastal Caribbean gal!!

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  23. This is so clever and cute! I love the color, and the gulls, and that rope and handle really does look like a boat cleat! I can tell you really thought about all the details. So adorable and pinnable. :)

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  24. This is so beautiful. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I’ve pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  25. Yep, I want a beach house so I can get this dresser. Love it and how you used tge seagulls for handles! Very creative. This week's Small Victories Sunday linkup is live so hope you link up again!

    https://becominneurotic.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/small-victories-sunday-what-a-week/

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  26. Thank you so much, Jen! I sincerely hope you get one!

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  27. Thank you, Natalie! So glad you like it :)

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  28. Thank you so much for visiting and your kindness, Meredith. :)

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  29. Thank you for hosting your link up, Christie! I enjoy it :)

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  30. So glad you like and visited! Thank you for the invite, Tanya :)

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  31. Aw, thanks so much, Zan! You're a doll!
    I'm honored to get a compliment from the real deal! :D

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  32. I LOVE the drawer pulls on this, very creative! Thanks for sharing at Piin-Worthy Wednesday, pinned!

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  33. I really appreciate the pin! Thank you so much!

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  34. Oh my! This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We always love partying with you, I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm at our party. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  35. Larissa ~ Prodigal PiecesDecember 2, 2014 at 6:29 AM

    Love what you did with it, Robin! You're one of my features in the "What's YOUR Prodigal Piece?" link party tonight. ;o)

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  36. Thanks for being a great hostess, Kim! :)

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  37. I'm so excited! Thanks so much, Larissa!! :)

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  38. Thank you for visiting and commenting so kindly, Jennifer! :)

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