6 Ideas to Take Advantage of an Old Chest of Drawers

Although a chest of drawers may seem like a piece of furniture that is difficult to reuse due to its dimensions, we are going to offer you so many ways to transform it and relocate it that you will surely give it the second chance it deserves.

You can give a new life to an old chest of drawers by renewing its appearance or use. You can paint, strip, wallpaper, relocate… You decide! Open your mind and try!

1. STRIPPING

Painting a dresser is within the reach of anyone, stripping it to give it an aged look is just one more step. It is about sanding gently until the wood comes out under the paint, imitating the chafing and wear that the passage of time would cause. It is usually done at the ends and edges of the envelope, the corners of the legs, in the moldings if you have them…

2. COMBINE DIFFERENT SHOOTERS

In this case, the fact that all the handles were of similar material and that the drawers also had different sizes has helped to make the result even rounder. But in a conventional chest of drawers you could combine different ceramic or metal handles.

3. TOTAL WHITE: INTEGRATED, LIGHT, UNIVERSAL

If you are considering transforming a chest of drawers, painting it white is going for a fixed shot, guaranteed success. It is the best way to integrate it into our decoration. The grace, in this case, is that even the handles have been painted and a curious sense of modernity has been achieved with this classic piece with so much character.

4. FULL PICKLING: THE REVERSE EFFECT

If we have a painted chest of drawers, we can recover its original wood and achieve the opposite effect: remove all the paint and expose small imperfections, remains in joints and corners with paint to preserve that decadent and aged air (it will also do the process of pickling much easier). This whitish effect of wood can also be achieved when we have virgin wood, without painting or varnishing. If we use a very watery white water paint (with more water than paint), we get a subtle glaze.

5. COMBINE MORE THAN ONE COLOR

Painting with more than one shade the same piece allows us to put it in value: we highlight its virtues and we also add more games to the decoration of the room. In this case, the same colors are used that are coordinated in the room and the envelope and the feet of the dresser stand out, which is much more work.

6. IN THE HALL

Here we have the confirmation that the same piece works in many places at the same time. If you climb up you will see that it is exactly the same model. The hallway is a good place to reposition a dresser. Narrow pieces do not usually hinder the passage and, if they have legs, they are lighter and take up less visual space.

 

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