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Shabby But Not Chic – Until Painted – Chest of Drawers with Large Mirror

The Inspiration – a dusting powder box a colour in between selected
The Inspiration – a vintage cardigan
Shabby but not Chic

I am not a huge fan of painted furniture as it usually needs to be re-done and I hate to give myself extra work but sometimes a piece just works better in this case a chest of drawers with a large fixed mirror. For inspiration, I took a vintage cardigan and a dusting powder box that had the right combination of colour for the room. Deep vanilla cream for the wall and there was some walnut coloured wood furniture and to compliment a burnt orange paint for the chest. The handles were an odd size and I did not want to drill any extra holes so I repainted the worn handles in a dark grey and filled some holes in where some decorative handles had been.

Great Mirror and Loads of Drawer Space

1st Coat

All lined up
Looking Good!


The work version I am a versatile client-focused professional with wide-ranging experience in organizing, coaching and motivating with the ability to multi-task whatever the situation. My company, Style Organization is committed to helping people through strategies that assist in moving them forward positively with humour and energy. The Social Version is the same just substitute family & friends for clients and colleagues. I enjoy all the fine things in life, reading, theater, opera, gardening, cooking, entertaining, fashion, travel, anything vintage and adores good company. I am presently still restoring and renovating a 1928 Tudor Revival house.

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