Sea-Side Dresser

I admittedly forgot the before shot again… but thankfully this dresser has a partner in it’s crime of ugliness that betrays it’s cute new look. Here is the yet-to-be painted vanity. It’s clear that these antiques had seen some good days, but as of today they were in rough shape.

Like I mentioned with my last dresser, since we’ve been back home I’ve been feeling a little bit creative and felt like pulling out some other colors (besides white and grey) and adding a few personalized touches by hand painting.

Maybe it was my time spent re-connecting with the ocean, or the arrival of cottage season, but I really wanted to go beachy with this dresser.

Even though they aren’t “necessary” on a waterfall dresser, I wanted to add really chunky glass knobs. No beach is complete without sea-glass!

The numbers are all hand painted and distressed for a fun touch. I love seeing dressers with numbers, particularly in kids rooms. It is such a good tool for learning and counting, or for us adults it is kind of a whimsical touch or a nod back to our days spent at the city pool.

I think the numbers would be great in a busy cottage where a single bedroom has 2 or 3 guest bunks in a room (like ours should have, it’s like grand central station out there!).

But I would be happy to just let it sit in the living room forever more, bringing a smile whenever I walk by, reminding me of sunny days and cool water.
Sea-Side Dresser

19 thoughts on “Sea-Side Dresser

  1. Holly, I love this dresser. What a fantastic combination of the blue & white and those numbered drawers just set it off. I have taken the plunge and set up a spray booth in my garage on the weekend. Only problem is I am finding the spray gun spits out too much paint. I may need to invest in a spray gun with a compressor. I guess its all just trial & error. Have a great day. Sandy x


  2. hello lovely. just because i've not commented in a while doesn't mean i haven't been lurking, er i mean enjoying your posts. :)

    this dresser takes my breath away. everything about it, i love!

    so pretty as usual…


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