How to Make a Victorian-Style Dresser

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on June 14, 2016

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Dainty drop pulls invite intricate embellishments, such as the tray-style top wrapped with solid crown molding and a curvy jigsaw-cut apron front made by moving the kickplate to the fore. Inky navy-blue paint sets the stage for multihued details, including faux panel trim in buttery yellow and stenciled floral designs that bring the focus front and center. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

Rast chest, about $35; IKEA (
Small William and Mary pendant pull with floral backplate, $6.79 each; House of Antique Hardware (
Solid crown molding, available at most hardware stores.
Paint: Clark + Kensington's Dark Diversion; Clark + Kensington's Golden Ticket (

Shopping list for How to Make a Victorian-Style Dresser:
– Solid crown molding
– Victorian-style drop pulls
– wood glue
– sandpaper
– painter's tape
– paint (dark blue, plus a variety for details)

Tools for How to Make a Victorian-Style Dresser:
– jig saw
– nail gun
– screwdriver
– paintbrush
– artist brush

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