Chest of Drawers Makeover


Hello all!  I am super excited to share with you our project this week.  We are in the process of giving our master bedroom a makeover.  Nothing major because we rent. With that being said, we will be changing the décor and furniture!  Furthermore, all of the furniture pieces were purchased used, as well as the bed we plan to use.   We did not buy any new furniture pieces.   Now onto the Chest of drawers makeover. (Affiliate links have been used in this post. If you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at NO extra cost to you. Thank you!)

Chest of Drawers Makeover – Prep

I wanted to also incorporate pieces with wood.  I feel this is important when having a farmhouse theme.  Luckily, the chest was all wood.  Therefore, I decided to use the two-toned technique.  This technique is where you incorporate stain as well as paint.  The drawer fronts would be sanded and stained as well as the door fronts.  My paint color would be Dixie Belle’s Caviar, a deep rich black.  English Chestnut by Minwax will be the stain color.  You can see a two-toned finish I recently completed on a vintage dresser HERE.

Each drawer front, as well as the door fronts, received one coat of the stain.  I applied the stain with a lint-free cloth.  Just simply wipe on, wipe off (Like Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid), removing any excess stain.  Sorry, every time I say wipe on wipe off, I can’t help but remember the movie!

The first order of business was to remove the drawers, the two doors, and the old hardware.  I purchased new hardware from Lowe’s that I will add to the finished piece.

Everything was cleaned with my vinegar and water spray (1-part vinegar, 2-parts water).  The bottoms were cleaned, as well.  You can see how I clean the bottom of my furniture HERE.   Make sure to allow the furniture time to dry after you clean it, or the paint will not adhere.


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