Today I will share this lingerie chest makeover that I have been wanted to do for years!
Painting old furniture is a very impactful DIY project that doesn’t cost much. This old lingerie chest has been sitting in my house for years now and I finally got around to giving it some love! I’m not sure quite how old it is, but it was given to us by my husband’s grandfather. I would have done it a long time ago if I had thought about how quick this was!
All it took to transform this piece into a farmhouse-style beauty was some time, new hardware, and a bit of chalk paint.
Here is what the dresser looked like before.
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STEP 1 – SAND LINGERIE CHEST
As you can see, the bottom of the chest was quite warped. Sometimes with older furniture, you need to do a little repair to the wood.
Luckily, after I gave it a good sanding, I was able to determine that a fresh coat of paint would be all this chest needed.
STEP 2 – REMOVE DRAWERS & HARDWARE
Once I had sanded, I removed all the drawers and laid the lingerie chest on the ground. One trick when you are painting dressers is to number the bottom of the drawers with a piece of chalk. This will make it easier to put back in place when you are finished.
Next, I used a screwdriver to remove all of the hardware from the drawers. I was not going to be reusing the hardware so no need to keep them. Check out these tips to consider before replacing your hardware.
Step 3 – Paint Lingerie Chest
For this lingerie chest makeover, I went with Aged Gray Chalk Paint. I love how well this paint covers. There was no need to prime it first.
First, I used a small roller to paint the large surfaces. Next, I used a brush to paint the crevices. After about an hour, I went ahead and gave it all a second coat.
STEP 4: SEAL
After the paint was dry, I went ahead and used polycrylic to seal everything.
STEP 5 – ADD NEW HARDWARE
I was not a big fan of the hardware that was originally on this chest. After picking out new handles, I simply screwed in the new hardware and then put the drawers back into the chest. How simple is that?
I’m very happy with the way it turned out! I don’t know why I put off doing this for so long, it was such a simple project.
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