We have three sets of small, very basic chest of drawers from Ikea in our household. I bought them two years ago for my old craft room and have always wanted to do something more exciting with them. They only cost £15 and are pine.
The sun was shining on Tuesday so I decided it was time to get painting, and spruce up this boring chest of drawers!
Here’s my step-by-step tutorial for painting a vintage-inspired chest of drawers. It’s very easy, but rather time consuming – you’ll need an afternoon to complete.
So here we go…!
N.B. Depending on the chest of drawers you’re using you may need to strip the varnish off and sand down.
1. Step one really should have been dismantle the furniture, but I thought that was fairly self-explanatory. So step one is paint the knobs! Make sure you take them off the drawers.
2. Paint the drawers. The yellow needed two coats. Leave to dry.
3. Paint the outside – don’t forget to paint the inside parts that might be seen. Leave to dry.
4. Once everything is completely dry, varnish! Leave to dry.
And it’s as easy as that!!
What do you think? The photo really doesn’t do it justice.
And in her Nursery!
Overall, this chest of drawers cost less than £10 to do up. I used 5 tester pots in total (and they were on buy-one-get-one-free!) and a pot of varnish. Very cheap, fun and it looks much better than it did before!