Clever Ideas to Revamp a Chest of Drawers

A chest of drawers for your bedroom or living room is a useful piece of furniture and should be upgraded periodically to catch up with the modern lifestyle. Buying new furniture can be costly, but you can save your money by renovating your furniture item and breathe new life into antique furniture.

You can apply our clever tips to help you give new life to your old furniture item.

Apply new paint

Paint is an easy DIY activity that you can do comfortably at home to express your style and creativity. You can use a solid color or a stencil to communicate your style through art. There are endless design ideas that you craft with a coat of paint.

Update furniture hardware

Hardware gives life to furniture, cabinets and doors. You can make a simple chest upgrade by changing or installing new knobs and handles. Installing new hardware components is a clever way to revamp a chest in case you don’t prefer to paint it or renovate it in any other way.

Consider appliqués and architectural details

Contemplate introducing some clever architectural details such as wood appliqués or molding. You may consider applying the same paint to correspond with the color of the chest for a skillful look. You can also use a contrasting shade to make them stand out.

Ensure to sand the space where you want to attach the appliqués and then add them using either a silicone adhesive or wood glue.

French polish can do wonders

If your chest is made using a fine wood grain, you can upgrade it by applying a French polish to make it look more elegant. Your chest of drawers( will have a nice gloss finish and make it look luxurious. Take note that, French polishes highly sensitive to damage and the chest should be placed in less traffic space in your house such as the bedroom.

This idea is time-consuming and it’s advisable to involve a professional.

Create a dog food station

What a better way to reward man’s best friend that creating a special food station for the? You can revamp your chest of drawers with your pet in mind. Renovate an old chest cabinet into a dog-food station. You can partition the drawers to create compartments for holding the bowls and dog food containers.

This idea is a clever way to express your love for your pet.

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