Bringing a tall boy back to life

Bringing a tall boy back to life

I wrote a blog article a little while ago about Decorating with Black and White. We are currently designing a master bedroom and ensuite out of the old kitchen and living room upstairs. During the process of creating a black and white French bedroom, I came up with the idea to restore an old chest of drawers to suit the theme.

Here are the drawers before – painted mission brown.


I wanted to do something a little bit different to them than just paint them a single colour. So of course I decided on black and white. The drawers needed a good sanding before I could do anything to them. They are actually a hand me down from my grandma, and they have a few layers of paint on them already.

So off came the handles and the sanding commenced.


Then they were ready for their makeover.


I decided to buy mini rollers because I wanted a nice smooth finish to the paint job.


The handles were the next thing I had to decide on. There are so many different options to choose from, but here’s what I ended up with.


And here’s the finished product.



Pretty happy with the end result and it looks lovely in our French themed master bedroom.

I’d love to know what you think, please feel free to leave a comment or click on the heart if you liked this article.


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  1. Bev

    I love it that you have recycled something from your Grandma. Its not just gorgeous but has a fond memory of your Grandma. Well done. You have given me inspiration.

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