A lightweight, reproduction piece and not particularly ‘special’, our client was really keen to make these tall set of drawers work in her bedroom as they fitted a narrow space perfectly and offered a lot of much needed storage.

Saved from the skip..

The wood was not particularly attractive so we sanded it smooth and gave it a good prime so the orange wood stain would not seep through. The brass handles were in good shape and were of a good quality and as there were 12 of them the budget did not allow for replacement so we decided to keep them.

“ Sometimes if budget restricts you it is possible to enable a full transformation on a shoestring”

The client wanted something dark and deep in tone so we decided on the beautiful Pleat by Little Greene and this rich greeny grey totally modernised and enriched the piece. It went from a shabby cheap looking set of drawers to a smart focus in the room. The darker paint really made the brass handles stand out and instead of getting lost they became a feature.

Products used:

  • Zinsser Bin Primer
  • Little Greene Paint Company – Intelligent Eggshell in ‘Pleat’