DIY Projects · Home Improvement

Chest of Drawers Renovation

I began this project several months ago, maybe a year ago. I can’t even remember where I originally claimed this chest of drawers. I think it was in the basement of our house when we bought it, or maybe the barn. Either way, it was a FREE, dark brown chest of drawers filled with rat poop. I would have posted pictures of the process, but I thought I’d save my readership the dismay.

In any case, this is probably not a Pinterest-worthy project. I simply needed storage space for our camping gear, so Lysol and I decided to forfeit the glamour in exchange for latex gloves. As of today, I have cleaned out all the poop and lined the drawers with leftover shelf paper from my kitchen.

CHEST

 

I think it’s pretty cute as it is, but this dark wood doesn’t match the room very well. My next step is to spray paint the whole thing, inside and out; I just can’t decide on a color. Comment with suggestions, please, but first here’s another part of the room.

 

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Eventually, the green carpet and green wallpaper will be removed, but the orange, yellow, and green will stay in the room because I absolutely love the bedspread.  So, what do you think about color? Do you have any tips on painting or spray painting my FREE chest of drawers?

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4 thoughts on “Chest of Drawers Renovation

  1. That’s a great chest of drawers! Clean, sand, clean again, prime, sand again, clean again….don’t skimp on prep! Maybe paint it a color that matches one of the colors in the bedspread? What colors do you like? You could do a multi-colored approach; drawer faces one color, box another, with cute new drawer knobs. If you get really creative and some painter’s tape, do some striped effect, which I see on Pinterest a lot (but am too lazy to do myself!). Have fun! Possibilities are endless! But once you start refinishing furniture you find somewhere, you can’t stop!

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