HOW TO MAKE A DRESSER 2ft TALLER - cottage country cabinet




I once saw something like this cabinet online and I
knew I wanted to recreate it so it went on the TO DO
list. One night late last year I started to tear several
pieces of furniture apart, 5 days later this is what
I had built.



 


It has a wonderful blend of cottage styling with country charm,
and no one else on the block has one just like it!


It is finished in ASCP Pure White with lots of lightly distressed detailing over a dark brown stained pine.


It started as a seven drawer pine dresser.
I used a set of turned legs from a country kitchen table to lift it up.
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Yes, you read that right I picked up a dresser and put it on a kitchen table ... so to speak.


Reclaiming at it's best ....
I used 20 drawer sides to build the interior shelves
and 8 drawer fronts for the top of the cabinet.
 
Save your drawers ladies, it's free lumber!

 
I trimmed each opening (where the drawers use to be) with molding
 
The original top from the dresser is now the bottom shelf.
It is nice thick pine making the base super strong and sturdy.
 
 
I finished it off with a nice waxing with ASCP clear wax and buffed a nice shine to
the flat smooth surfaces.
 

 

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