Lingerie Chest with Secrets
This lingerie chest was so much fun to work on. When I bought the lingerie chest the seller had two, so I actually bought both of them! I refinished the first makeover with my own creative flare so to speak and left the other to be customized.
This one was customized for a customer by combining a few of my past techniques. Before I could even start to paint I had to do something about that hardware!
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The odd round dangle pulls were removed and the holes were filled.
The original coloring of the piece is very dark as you can see, and I use a black marker to mark my new holes. This could pose a problem since I can’t see the new marks. I then dabbed just a bit of paint in the center to help my issue.
Next, I grabbed my handy little template to mark each drawer in the center perfectly.
Because of the little bit of paint, I can now see where I need to drill new holes! Easy peasy!
Once that step was out of the way and the piece was sanded, prepped and cleaned I was on my way. The lingerie chest was painted in layers of grays, which has become my most popular finish lately for custom work. You can also find this finish on the Painted Pineapple Pedestal Table.
The insides of the drawers were all hand painted in a super soft gray.
Those new holes that we drilled in the drawers were filled will gorgeous clear crystal knobs from D. Lawless Hardware. These knobs are so elegant!
Painted Lingerie Chest with Decoupaged Secrets
Typically lingerie chests are for lingerie and a lady’s unmentionables. This sweet lady has a few secrets of her own once the drawers are opened!
The outer sides of each drawer are adorned with different French prints from my secret stash. You can actually find them here: Pretty Prints
Wow factor inside and soft romantic finish outside! What would you keep in here?
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I always love it when you pull open a drawer and the sides are as beautiful as the piece itself. You did a great job.
thank you so much! little surprises are always nice 🙂
This is lingerie chest turned out beautifully! I’m impressed with the quality here. Too bad you live far away from me. I’d love to see this in person.
Thank you for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
thank you so much!!
Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned to share.
awesome thank you!!
Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage says
Wow Kandice! That is a beautiful piece of work. The outside is so elegant, and the papered sides are so fun. What a great combination! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.
aww thank you so much Tuula 🙂
The paper on the drawer sides is a fun addition! I like the layered gray look too. Thanks so much for sharing this week at #FridayFurnitureFix!
thank you so much Melanie!! have a great week!
ohhh how pretty! I love the “surprises” on this lingerie chest, and I’m a huge fan of D. Lawless Hardware! (such nice folks to work with, and their prices can’t be beat)
You layers of gray might be my new favorite color!
thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town!
thank you so much Gail! and I agree D Lawless has some of the best quality hardware Ive found and great people 🙂
Hello again, Kandice.
I’m just popping in again to let you know that I featured your blog as one of the highlights from last weeks Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
Hope to see you this week.
oooh thank you so much!! 🙂
simple nature decor blog says
In love, will go and feature it on my Dream Create and Inspire pinterest board! thanks for sharing it at my party too. please stop by would love to meet you..http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com Maria
thank you!! will head over now 🙂
I love this! So girly yet sleek and gorgeous looking great share!
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Perfect for storing lingerie. Great transformation! Visiting from Talk of the Town.
Love it!! What paint did you use? Please share brand, color and technique. I am about to start a dresser I would love to do this way. Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you!
hi Debbi! I am a retailer for Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paint. You can get this look by using a few of the shades of grays (Id suggest slate, storm and tahoe) and layering the colors over and over. heres the link to the online store for paint. Also make sure to seal it when done with one of the clear protective finishes! 🙂 https://just-the-woods.myshopify.com/
Jackie B says
This is beautiful!!! I love it, great work.
Where can I find the decorative paper for the decoupage?
kandice kullmann says
Ann, you can find them here thru my affiliate link. I get most of mine here–> http://tidd.ly/ac95a75c
Hi. – do you sell these ? I love the drawers with the decoupaged sides. Gorgeous. I am so not a diy or creative gal. I need a set of drawers like this!!
kandice kullmann says
hey Aimee, Im sorry, I no longer sell but focus mainly on DIY tutorials and then I donate the finished projects to local fundraisers and charities. xoxo