While I have the paintbrushes out and cans of paint winking at me from the porch, I continued on my painted furniture up-cycling journey this week.
I had planned on painting the unit pictured in the last post, but we moved things around upstairs, our bedroom inherited a chest of drawers and I thought, if I didn’t paint it before filling it, there would be no way I would take it apart later and paint it then.
So, with my pot of Farrow and Ball (heck, it’s a large pot of paint, I’m looking forward to painting with a different colour!) I painted this anaemic looking chest of drawers. The wall behind our bed (yes! The bed that would fabulous painted red! Whatcha think, dear husband?) is a muted sage colour, the same tone as the blue-green paint (a picture from a year or two ago):
The drawers needed a couple of coats, and then some more to cover the small-boy handprints that mysteriously appeared all over it…
I really liked the decoupage paper and paint combo on the table in the last post, and I love quirky door and drawer knobs, so I decided to just decoupage the drawer knobs.
I think it worked out really well!
That’s beautiful and I really like the idea of using decoupage paper for the drawer knobs, that’s so clever.
You are making me really like decoupage, this looks fab especially the drawer knobs, that’s a really clever idea.
That’s gorgeous. Have you tried Annie Sloan Chalk paint too? I think you’d love it:-)
Oh Wow! That looks fabulous, what a beautiful idea. Only our furniture is a glossy finish, I’d have every item done like this chest of drawers! Beautiful idea 😀
This is beautiful Em! Looking forward to the next makeover! xx