Thursday, 19 January 2012

Chest of drawers make-over

As I mentioned the other day, I found this chest of drawers in a second hand shop the other day and I've decided to give it a make over. I'm not exactly sure what period it stems from but from the research I've done it could be Regency, so late 19th century.

I've checked for any special marks or stamps but there is nothing. It shows various marks of wear and tear which makes me think that it can't be fake as it doesn't look new enough.

Anyway, my plan is to give it a new coat of paint and line the inside of the drawers with colourful wallpaper.

Here are some ideas:

And here are some ideas for wallpaper:

This one is my favourite. It's called Elveden Cranberry from Laura Ashley.

This one is called Oriental Garden Floral Wallpaper and is also from Laura Ashley. It comes in six different colours!

The last one is Lauri Floral Wallpaper and also from Laura Ashley. It comes in two different colours.
(Images: Laura Ashley)
I can't wait to get started!

Happy decorating,


  1. It's beautiful! I'm sure it will look great!

  2. Great choices Nadine, I can't to see how it turns out. xx