How to make over a chest of drawers

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Stylist Jenna Moore adds some sparkle to a tired set of drawers. She tells us how she went about it.



These were just an old, inexpensive chest of drawers that were about 20 years old. Some of the drawer slides had broken, but they can be purchased at Bunnings or Mitre 10 for about $1 each and they just slot into the holes. An easy fix.

I sanded all the paintwork on the drawers and taped around behind the drawer openings with painter’s tape as I didn’t want them to be messy.

I applied one coat of Resene Silver Chalice (which is the recommended base coat for my metallic shade) using a brush to cut in and then two sizes of roller for the larger areas. A spray gun is recommended for metallics but this turned out absolutely fine.

I used a small roller for the drawers, and the larger roller for the outsides and top. I then let it dry overnight.

Then I applied two coats of Resene Silver Aluminium from the Resene Metallics and Special Effects range on the outside of the drawers, sides and top, letting each coat dry overnight.

Once those had dried, I painted the inside and the sides of the drawers with a coat of Resene Smitten (hot pink). I left that to dry for a couple hours then applied another coat.

I finished off by adding crystal handles that were $5 each (you can buy similar on TradeMe).

Such a difference!



Jenna Moore is founder and editor of Gems of Gorgeousness. (aka GoG) is dedicated to helping you look and feel your best at any age.

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