Friday, 19 September 2014

Boho-Chic Chest of Drawers

Post-Referendum Blues here in Glasgow today... everyone seems tired and sombre.  Best time to be colourful and brighten things up I guess!!


Just look at this poor wee chest of drawers... really not much going on BUT it is quite old from the turn of last century.  The handles are really wonderful jazzy Deco and the drawers and sold oak in good condition.  So brown it's doooowwwnnnn....


OK - time for change! Here's what I did - after removing the hardware and cleaning up all the woodwork, I painted all over with an Antique Turquoise chalk paint.  Uplifting blues.


I stenciled the top with some white and cream cherry blossom (more chalk paint).


And went slightly bonkers with the gold wax.  Then I got some sandpaper and worked some of the paint and gold away to get an antiqued shabby look, letting the dark wood show through.  Finishing and sealing the turquoise surfaces with clear wax for a soft sheen.



Aren't these handles gorgeous?  I painted them with the same blue and added gold wax to bring out the design.


Now Boho-Chic - and would make a great little chest for a hallway.


Finally, I added some gold around the tops of the drawers.  All done! :-)


What do you think?  Cute?