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Weathered Lingerie Chest with Love Bird Decoupaged Drawers

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Weathered Lingerie Chest with Love Birds Decoupaged Drawers

This lingerie chest in its original condition started off with a slight Asian flair.  With its wider base and round dangle pulls it made me think of something in a geisha house (not that I’ve ever been in one to actually know).  I have to admit that I actually bought two of these, and decided to post one to be claimed for customization and the other for me to have creative freedom with..  This is my creative freedom!

before

 

Initially, the round pulls were a big deterrent for me, but the fact that the chest itself was in really nice shape with 8 clean dovetail drawers that open and close with ease made me see beyond the cosmetics. I was able to look beyond the hardware and see the great potential in this tall, dark and handsome beauty. Once finished, it will still be tall, but no longer dark or handsome.  I’m thinking light and weathered yet elegant.

 

 

The Process

Materials Needed:

Staging / Home Decor

I removed the hardware and filled the holes. It’s like it never happened!  I decided to paint the body of the chest white and pulled a gorgeous print from my stash with love birds and sweet blooms. I’m often asked where I get the cute prints that I use, please don’t get mad, but a girl has to keep some secrets! stark white, work in progress, lingerie chest, decouage I applied the prints to the drawers in a less than perfect manner. I’m going for a weathered, shabby look with these.

 

I soon realized that the white is too white, and the print is too dark – too much contrast!!  It actually crossed my mind to remove the prints (which would have been a nightmare) and start over.  I’m so glad I didn’t do that.

 

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Instead, I added a light gray over the white to tone it down.  I then sanded and distressed the entire chest, including the drawers.  This gave the weathered and worn look that I was going for.

 

 

My next step was to drill new holes for the gorgeous crystal knobs that will be adorning the drawers. I used my handy little template and marked the holes.  I’m not sure how I’ve gotten by so long without this thing!  With the holes marked I can now easily drill new holes without worrying if my placement is accurate or not.

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Lastly, I was able to add these gorgeous crystal knobs from D. Lawless Hardware.  They create a perfect balance of weathered and shabby with glitzy elegance.

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I think I’m in love with these knobs!

The Result – Weathered Gray and Decoupaged Lingerie Chest

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