Can you have enough of these little storage chests? I sure don't think so, I'm more than slightly obsessed, they are all around my studio. I have directions on how I recreate them here. The ones covered in gorgeous, old cabbage roses can be pricey, but I've been quite lucky in finding a variety of little drawer chests, some in perfect condition, some that need work. Some that need a total redo like this one ($10 at an estate sale).
This might be one of the nicest I have. It is a sturdy, wooden one, not cardboard as many are. (oopsy, almost forgot the before pic!) Here is my latest one, in progress. I painted the base and edges of the drawers with blue chalk paint, removed knobs, glued paper to the drawer fronts, sanded and distressed it, then sprayed the base with a poly clear coat in satin.
I happened to have a box full of porcelain knobs, that are older, but not vintage.
I did have three alike, but preferred this mismatched look to go along with the patchwork wallpaper patterns.
The chest is filled and by my desk, I've done a studio clean up, and it was perfect timing for me to have a new piece to add to the room.
You didn't think I was going to leave you without a puppy picture, did you??
The two black puppies are still available, all others have sold. Please contact me if you're interested in one of these sweeties.