Coastal Blue Dresser with “Sweet” Accents

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I’ll admit it, I had no vision for this piece when I signed up for this month’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest.  Even after picking out the gorgeous hardware, I still didn’t have any idea on what I wanted to do with this piece.  I probably should have started with a vision, and then moved forward, but this dresser became an evolving vision.

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I started by prepping the dresser.  The top needed some major love – it looked like a lion attacked the edges of the top.  I just posted my tips for preparing furniture to paint.  Feel free to check it out!

navy blue with white knobs

I knew I wanted to try General Finishes “Milk Paint” for this one, and chose Coastal Blue.  I thought the contrast between the dark blue and white would look nice and highlight those gorgeous “milk glass” knobs.

I could have stopped here, and I think if I weren’t participating in the challenge this month, I would have called it quits.  But the theme this month is Icing on the Cake, and although those knobs are tasty bits of sweetness, I needed more.

navy blue dresser with white knobs

Gold.  I don’t know if you’ll see this color anywhere else in my décor or furniture creations, but I’m starting to enjoy it in little bits here and there.  I used Gilder’s Paste and accented some of the original woodwork on the dresser.

blue dresser with gold

I made a major mistake and rubbed the gold on the large panel on the drawer, and I thought it looked horrible.  I used paint thinner and easily removed it and added it to the outline of the panel instead.

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Those legs needed a little gold-icing love, too, so I spray painted the original casters with a rust preventer, and then gold spray paint.  A little extra accent on the front legs, and this dresser was done.

coastal blue with white knobs and gold

navy blue dresser with gold

Although it’s quite different from other pieces I usually create, I still love it, and it just wouldn’t be the same without those knobs!  You definitely need to spend way too long looking at all the other knobs at D. Lawless Hardware. They seriously have an incredible collection of hardware to perfectly fit the style/era of your piece.


Our hosts this month are Michelle from Dandelion Patina and Evey from Sweet Songbird Designs.  Head on over to their blogs to check out all the amazing transformations featuring D. Lawless Hardware!


The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest is open only to the entrants who have signed up through the group Facebook page. If you are an active, furniture flippin’ blogger, and you’d like to participate in future contests, you should join in the fun! Please contact Evey ([email protected]) or Stacy ([email protected]) to find out how

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A few other recent furniture transformations:

milk paint dreser
Herringbone Antique Cabinet
Buffet turned Toy Storage
Buffet turned Toy Storage


Paper-Lined Vintage Cart
Paper-Lined Vintage Cart


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24 thoughts on “Coastal Blue Dresser with “Sweet” Accents

  1. I have been eyeballing this color for a while, on a few furniture blogger sites and have been dying to try it out myself. Beautiful simple classic touches that add an air of elegance, nice job! You should head on over to The Dedicated House and share this at anything blue Friday, or before and after Wednesday

  2. I’m not normally a blue person, but there is something perfect about the color on this dresser. I’ve seen it a few times around pinterest and blogs the past few days and it immediately catches my eye. Really beautiful job! Love how you did the gold details.

  3. Jenny, this is gorgeous! The color is amazing. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Also, you are showcased at the Weekly Feature Series. Here is that link so you can check out all of the amazing features from the week. Hope you’re having an amazing weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. Hi, Jenny ~ You may have all ready seen this, but I wanted to let you know that I chose your beautiful blue dresser as my feature at the Merry Monday Link Party! Thanks again for linking up with us, and we hope to see you again soon!

  5. Good Morning Jenny! Just popping in to let you know your post has been picked as a feature at the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party! Stop by this morning to see your feature and link up!

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