Chest of Drawers Makeover in ORANGE

Picked and Poshed
by Picked and Poshed
5 Materials
2 Days

I thrifted this chest of drawers and while it had great bones it needed some love.

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The entire piece had been scratched up. Veneer was missing in places and I had to use bondo near the bottom from

missing veneer.

Once I gave it a good cleaning I began to sand all the scratches out. I had to sand the entire top down and all the drawers. This sander is affordable and I recommend it.

I used BIN primer after the entire piece was sanded and a tack cloth removed the extra dust.

I was afraid this piece would bleed and BIN primer is shellac based and helps seal in the tannins of the wood. I used two coats of primer letting in dry in between.

I had never used this color before but I went with Melange paints in Copperhead Orange. It’s a beautiful color!

I have a hard time painting anything just one color so I decide to stencil the top two drawers. This is an adhesive stencil I found at Michaels.

I love the pattern and used a soft muted salmon color with the stencil. While stenciling takes time it’s so rewarding once it’s done.

I sprayed the hardware a metallic gold and sealed the entire piece with Wise Owl


I dry brushed the same color of the stencil here and there just because I’m extra.

And here she is all finished up and ready for its new home.

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  • N. G. Londonderry N. G. Londonderry on Jan 23, 2022

    Where did you “ dry brush the color of the stencil, here and there.”

  • Hilda Pearce Crawford Hilda Pearce Crawford on Jan 23, 2022

    Where did you find the missing drawer pull hardware?

  • Cindy Moore Cindy Moore on Jan 23, 2022

    You did an amazing job! Love the color and stencil. Did you have a hard time finding a match for the pull that was missing?

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