Is your chest of drawers looking tired and old? Here are 5 ways to spruce it up
Want to give a room a new look, but don’t know how? We recommend starting out small, without investing too much time or money. Besides redecorating and other ways of introducing more colour to your home, a new piece of furniture is the perfect way to create that “just moved in” feeling. Take a chest of drawers, for example: it doesn’t take long to transform, and can be adapted to any interior design trend or style. Here are five ways you can turn an old chest of drawers into a real eye-catching piece.
Make a mid-century chest of drawers: it’s easy and cheap!
1950s and 60s-style furniture is making a comeback – but it comes at a price. So why not try making your own? Using brown paint and gold-coloured handles, you can transform a standard chest of drawers into a retro designer piece. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Repurpose your chest of drawers
A lick of paint isn’t the only way to spruce up your chest of drawers – you could even transform it into a completely different piece of furniture. The team from Granville JunkAholics turned this tired-looking chest of drawers into a comfortable bench. Definitely a project that makes our DIY wishlist!
Add a geometrical pattern
Are you a fan of clean, bold lines and geometric patterns? Then why not use these to spruce up your chest of drawers? Simply choose a pattern, then measure it out, stick on some tape, paint and you’re done!
From storage space to workplace
We love it when a piece of furniture looks so good, it’s hard to tell if it’s for practical use or decoration only – like our #shelfies or DIY nightstand , for example. Or take this desk, made from an old chest of drawers by blogger Diane from inmyownstyle . The drawers keep everything nice and tidy, whilst the worktop can be folded away to save space.
A chest of drawers your kids will love
Do you despair at the mess in your child’s bedroom? Furniture with storage space – like this children’s chest of drawers – means everything can be stowed away quickly come bedtime. The drawers have been covered with blackboard paint, whilst painted toy animals are used for the handles. Your kid is guaranteed to want to help at tidy-up time! Click here for step-by-step instructions.