How to update a chest of drawers

4 craft ideas to turn an old chest of drawers into stylish storage

Be playful with paint

How to do it

Remove knobs and paint the chest, including the drawers, in the colour that will appear at the base. Allow for two coats. Once dry, paint a rough guide line for where you’d like the middle colour to begin. Paint up to the border of your top colour. Then overload your brush with paint and, with bristles pointing down, lightly press it into the edge of your guide line so that the paint drips smoothly down. Repeat with the top colour. Paint each drawer knob with the corresponding colour.

What you need
Chest of drawers painted in (from bottom) Moon Waves 6, 3 and 1; all Quick Dry Gloss, £14.49 for 1l, Dulux.

Get the look
Find this lamp at Aria and the print at Rockett St George.

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