COASTAL DRESSER |before & after

Seems like there are so many ‘how to’s’ on the web and Pinterest on how to distress furniture. But, I love the fact that if you’re using Miss Mustard Seed paints, there is no need to learn how, it does it all for you…and I LOVE the results!!! This makeover is a case of bland goes cute and coastal.

Recently I came across this piece sitting in a corner, almost hidden at an estate sale. I loved the size of it and thought it would be a great piece to paint!


Once I got it home I decided I thought it would look cute painted two different colors, and landed on Miss Mustard Seed’s Ironstone and French Enamel. They were fresh and fun colors and they lent themselves to the beachy, coastal look I wanted.


After the first coat the paint began to flake and distress itself. And with a little sanding in a circular motion, I had a beautiful, been there for years look.



The pulls were a little too traditional and I was looking for something different. I found some awesome pulls at Hobby Lobby that were wrapped in twine. But, I needed 8 pulls, and even at half price I wasn’t sure I really wanted to make that investment when I had perfectly good pulls at home. Come to find out, when I got the new pulls home they didn’t fit anyway…the holes were too close together to fit my new knobs (which would require filling holes and repainting…um, no!). So, time to problem solve…

I decided to wrap the pulls that originally came with the dresser. With a little twine and hot glue to secure the twine, and we were in business.



I love how it turned out. This piece would be perfect in any coastal themed room or in a little boys room for a side table or dresser.


This piece, along with this dresser, are available for purchase at Feathered Nest at 63rd and MacArthur in Oklahoma City.

 – Allison

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2 thoughts on “COASTAL DRESSER |before & after

  1. Linda H

    Love how it all turned out. And how creative of you to wrap the handles in your own twine!


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