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"Treasure" Chest of Drawers

This project was quick and easy. It is always nice when the piece is solid and doesn't need to be reinforced or rebuilt. This little treasure only cost me $5 but she needed a whole lot of love.

This little chest of drawers was a little taller than a nightstand but not as tall as a normal dresser.

It was solid, but not particularly well made. The drawers were simply nailed together instead of dovetailed.

It did have some original artwork though...

Overall the finish was not good. I cleaned it up and added a coat of tan chalk paint.

I decoupaged patterned tissue paper on the front of the drawers.

I distressed the paint and antiqued it.

I used the existing drawer pulls and just used black spray paint to freshen them up.

It turned out really cute and only took a couple of hours. I put it in the shop for $75 and it sold quickly. You don't have to pass up those sad looking pieces. As long as they are solid, you can easily save them!

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