I've had this project on the cards for about 3 years. I remember buying knobs for these drawers from Anthropologie in New York. I've been meaning to update them for so long.
For some reason it has taken me this long to get around to revamping them. I knew I wanted something fast and easy to use and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint came to mind. I knew it would be perfect for this job. You can see my previous use of this product here
Chalk Paint® is a unique decorative paint developed by Annie Sloan in 30 colours made specifically for painting furniture, painting floors, and for giving walls a completely matt, velvety finish.
Chalk Paint® sticks to just about any surface... wood, concrete, metal, matt plastic, earthenware and much more, inside and outside the home. It dries fast too so you can add second or third coats quickly.
This was perfect for me as I knew I didn't want to sand, prime or prep the drawers. I just wanted to get straight to painting!
These are drawers in our bedroom that have seen better days. Some handles were missing, one drawer had fallen off and needed to be nailed back on, the colour didn't match anything else.
I wanted to keep them though as they are the perfect size for the space and the drawers are deep and hold lots of clothes.
They desperately needed a revamp though!
While Simon did the dinner and bath routine I slapped on the first coat of paint. I used the Annie Sloan paint brush which spread the paint easily and covered lots of surface.
It left an ever so slightly rustic finish.
As I was after a smoother finish I did my second coat of paint with a roller. It was perfect! I loved the shade of white.
I chose Pure White. So clean and fresh.
In the morning I moved the drawers and mirror back in place and finished off with the clear Annie Sloan Soft Wax. This added a little bit of sheen, protection and durability. I just rubbed it with a soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain.
I was so happy with the finish! The drawers came up so well.
The whole space feels so lovely and fresh and really light.
Also the mirror came up fantastically.
I taped the edges to protect the glass while I was painting.
The tape came off easily. A quick clean and it was good as new.
I just needed to add new knobs and style up the top of the drawers. There's not much I could do to glam up the tv.
Even though it's a bit controversial we love to watch a little bit of late night tv in bed.