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 created.

It has a wonderful blend of cottage styling with country
 charm, and no one else on the block has one 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 make it taller 
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 Annie Sloan Clear
 Wax and buffed a nice shine to the flat smooth surfaces.

Stop into FIRSTFINDS HARDWARE STORE to see all the
vintage hardware we have available for your next project.

also has hundreds of switch plates to choose from
image 0  image 0  image 0

Pin It Now!

Email your Questions or Comments


Email *

Message *


Your first stop for vintage hardware