"Falling" for vintage chest of drawers

January 19th, 2010 in member junk     
Detrian Detrian, member
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revamped vintage chest of drawers... I wanted the leaves to look as if they were falling and puddling around the bottom.
front view
side view
before makeover photo... it was nice, but the side was really messed up.
revamped vintage chest of drawers... I wanted the leaves to look as if they were falling and puddling around the bottom.

revamped vintage chest of drawers... I wanted the leaves to look as if they were falling and puddling around the bottom.

Photo: photo by Detrian

This is a vintage chest of drawers that I've had for awhile.  It used to hold office supplies in my office until I redecorated (I now use an old radio cabinet converted into shelves :)

I loved the frame and trim, the drawer fronts were sort of pretty, but the side panels always bothered me because they looked like someone stained them using an uneven circular motion.  So....... I busted out the paint (a gorgeous watery aqua/green), as well as some metallic paints in champagne and espresso brown and found a leaf stencil. 

I thought for a moment about making it evenly spaced, like wall paper, but then decided to make it more random, like the leaves just sort of fell that way. 

I love how it turned out.


Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (11)

RedheadedWahine writes: Your leaves remind me of how I did my wall with stars falling down and collecting at the wainscoting. Don't know if you can notice it in my photo here. Posted: 5:37 am on July 3rd
nancat1946 writes: very impressive. it's so warm and cozy looking. you should be proud of yourself. Posted: 12:06 am on May 2nd
chicvintagetreasures writes: Nice! Posted: 1:09 pm on January 22nd
suewhitney writes: Nice work! Your painting is wonderful...love all of the detail. Thanks for sharing!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:55 am on January 22nd
shabbychick writes: I love what you did with the chest of drawers. And, good call - having the leaves random like that - they do look like they're falling off a tree! This is a wonderful piece!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy

Posted: 10:04 am on January 21st
MakinItHappen writes: Fabulous! I love it. Posted: 2:25 pm on January 20th
Detrian writes: thanks for the kind words, everybody! I just love this site!!! Posted: 11:11 pm on January 19th
JunkArchitect writes: You did a wonderful job…fun paint scheme.

Jim Posted: 10:21 pm on January 19th
fellowjunker writes: I so love re-styled furniture....great job!
xojanis Posted: 10:20 pm on January 19th
alicemom writes: Great improvement. The leaves are a nice touch.
smiles, alice Posted: 9:20 pm on January 19th
Christina_S writes: The power of paint is so amazing. Wonderful job, love the falling leaves. Posted: 8:24 pm on January 19th
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