Cottage Dresser

Beadboard panels, applied moldings, and an "antique" finish give this casual dresser tons of character and charm.

Some things never go out of style.Take cottage furniture for example. It’s as popular today as it was in the early 1900s when it was first introduced in New England homes.The painted dresser you see here is a good example of what makes this style of urniture so well-liked. To create a casual look, it’s designed with beadboard panels on the sides and doors (right photo), as well as more elegant details like applied moldings wrapped around the top and bottom (top left photo) — two hallmarks of the cottage style.That’s why you’re just as likely to find a dresser like this in a formal mansion as you are in an offbeat, ocean-front getaway.

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  • 11 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 61 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Materials list
  • Retail sources for project supplies

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