Chest of Drawers - Trash to Treasure

I picked up a worn out old chest of drawers the other day for $25.00. I had some leftover chalk paint on hand and decided to get working on a makeover.
I removed all the handles and cleaned them. I then sanded down the top and detail piece about half way down. I gave the rest of the dresser a quick scuff sanding too, then cleaned the entire thing off.


With the handles off I painted the insides of the drawers in a cream eggshell paint.


I stained the top and the detail piece in a Dark Walnut stain I had on hand.


I then painted the dresser body twice with my black homemade chalk paint.


The handles I spray painted with Rust-Oleum Painters Touch - Satin Crayon Black. Once that was dry, I dipped my brush in some Martha Stewart Metallic acrylic craft paint (Sterling) and rubbed most of it off the brush into a paper towel. I then just lightly dry brushed over the black handles to get the look I was after.


For the inside of the drawers I did two in stripes using masking tape and the other three I stenciled to give it a unique look.
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  • Bet1658416 Bet1658416 on Sep 12, 2015
    you did a fantastic job, so well thought out and beautiful most of all, updated and gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

    • Tracy Jo Tracy Jo on Sep 12, 2015
      @Bettyluciarod that's very kind, thanks very much.

  • Oh this is too funny, I have the same set and just a few days ago I convinced my husband it would look so good in black! It's going to be a Winter project...and now I know for sure it will look good once it's done! Beautiful details on the insides! ❤

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    • Dee Ann Kennemer McFalls Dee Ann Kennemer McFalls on Nov 08, 2019

      I love doing the insides and/or the sides of drawers - it’s such a sweet surprise when you open them.

      BTW - really nice job on the chest, love it!

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