Give your chest of drawers a new enhancing life with a color wash. Even if it started out as cheap piece, you can drab or inexpensive-looking piece of a chest of drawers so it doesn’t have to be a boring. Make a focal point for the space with this piece by giving new hardware, a fresh finish, or add-on embellishments to make that piece into an ornamental statement for the area.
Use a antiqued finish or color wash to give it an upgrade If it is plain black or white or rather dull for the existing finish on the chest of drawers. Apply dark blue above a light yellow or white to combine your favorite topcoat color clear with latex glaze for a color wash. Brush the chest of drawers with the tinted glaze, and then use a rag to wipe most of the glaze away, or use a soft-bristled paintbrush to feather it. Or, apply white above a black or green chest using a paintbrush with a second paint color for a harsher worn look. Use a scrap of paper to wipe most of the paint, then create weathered look by harsh streaks with paint dry brush. Rub the current finish with candle wax to create an antiqued, manifold paint layers look, paint it with a color excluding the base shade, and then sand throughout paint layers in edges and corners.
You can entirely transform look and update the chest of drawers with fresh hardware if either you prefer its original or refinished finish. Visit a hardware store or home improvement in the cabinet section to find pre-made drawer knobs, handles, or pulls. Or, apply oil-rubbed bronze, black, or platinum with a tone that fits your bedroom to provide a fresh coat of paint to the current hardware. Scrape it up slightly by sand the hardware, apply a household cleaner to clean it, and then finish it with spray paint.
Designs and Patterns
Use patterns or designs to spice up your piece if you are not into solid colors. Above a base paint color, use bits of painter’s tape to make stripes or chevrons, then over the tape, paint a vary color as a topcoat. Expose the design by removing the tape. Create fake zebra stripes using painter’s tape torn down the sides. Use shelf paper or contact paper to cut stencils out, place onto the chest in a preferred area with the contact paper, and then create a tree or birds homemade design by painting within the stencil of the designated area of your chest of drawers.