How to Update an Old Piece Using Lace and Spray Paint


I love to transform old pieces and create something beautiful I heard of the lace painting technique and couldn't wait to try it. It gives such a gorgoeus and exquisite finish and yet is so simple to use. All you wull need is some old lace or net curtain and spray paint.
This is the before picture of the not so extraordinary drawers. I had to do quite a bit of fixing and usign my imagination on this one. But I did have a vision and I really thought I could make something stunning from this. This was my blank canvas.
They were damaged but still very sturdy.
This is the finished product, it is hard to believe the transformation.

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7 questions
  • GIL28520577
    on Aug 29, 2017

    Do you remove the lace when paint is dry?
    • From Evija with Love
      on Aug 29, 2017

      i removed the lace as soon as I finished spraying , there is no need to wait Until paint dries. I first lifted a corner to see if I was happy with coverage too
  • Shaylin Burke
    on Oct 21, 2018

    What about that lamp tho!?

  • Elizabeth
    on Feb 21, 2019

    How did you do this. It’s very pretty.

    • From Evija with Love
      on Mar 4, 2019

      If you click on the blog post there are more instructions, but basically I used a lace curtain and spray paint

    • Sharon Parsley
      on Oct 8, 2019

      I’m thinking of doing this with the mini blinds. After seeing this I just may have to do my dresser. I love the way yours turned out. Did you also paint the lamp shade?

  • Jeanette Collins
    on Jun 16, 2019

    Very nicely done! I wonder if the original drawer pulls left holes that needed filling and if so, what did you use to smooth the drawer front?

  • Margorie
    on Aug 7, 2019

    Did you paint the lace on to the drawers? You don't explain how you did it.

  • Enza
    on Oct 9, 2019

    I went to the blog and I don't see how you explain the process. Do you sand the piece? Do you tape the curtain onto the individual pieces? Can you use the same curtain over and over? It's so beautiful that I have to do this to an old bureau!

    • From Evija with Love
      on Oct 10, 2019

      Sand the piece lightly even if using chalk paint, paint it with base paint whichever colour you want, then I placed lace curtain so that a pattern would run from one drawer to another so I’d use either a large piece to cover all drawers or cut a continuous piece so that the lacy pattern runs as one if you know what I mean . Spray using a contrasting colour and that’s about it. Sorry for lack of instruction I remember it was a windy day I needed to get it done quickly ! 😆

  • Suzzanne Doublez
    on Oct 20, 2019

    Is there some place where this is explained?

    • From Evija with Love
      on Oct 30, 2019

      There should be a link to the blog post.. but in two words.. Sand the piece lightly even if using chalk paint, paint it with base paint whichever colour you want, then I placed lace curtain so that a pattern would run from one drawer to another so I’d use either a large piece to cover all drawers or cut a continuous piece so that the lacy pattern runs as one if you know what I mean . Spray using a contrasting colour and that’s about it. Sorry for lack of instruction I remember it was a windy day I needed to get it done quickly !

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  • Doris
    on Oct 20, 2019

    Love this idea for my bedroom dresser...cant wait thanks for the great awesome idea

    • Elizabeth
      on May 1, 2020

      Hi Doris, Where did you find the instructions for this? It's beautiful!

  • Catherine
    on Aug 30, 2020

    Maybe with the proper instructions everybody is looking for

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