Come find out how Lisa from Recreated Designs used Simplicity, Coastal Fog, Clear Glaze, Silver Bullet metallic cream, and mercury glass knobs to give this simple piece a glamorous new look!

I found this incredibly solid, set of oak drawers not long ago and I love how long and deep they are. I am guessing that they were once a part of a large oak desk. The type of desk that consumed the room it was in, filled with papers and ledger, larger than life.

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With the set of drawers being so heavy and solid, I wanted to give them a makeover that would lighten them up.

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This makeover began by removing the old handles. To give the piece it’s new, lighter feel, new handles were definitely in order. I filled the holes, sanded them smooth and drilled a new hole for the single knobs that would adorn each drawer.

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I had chosen these gorgeous Mercury Glass Melon knobs that Country Chic Paint carries and couldn’t wait to see them shown off in all of their glory. Aren’t they soo pretty?! One single knob in the centre of each drawer would go a long way to transforming the drawers and these ones were the perfect colour.

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To lighten up the rest of the set of drawers, two coats of All-In-One Paint in Simplicity on the outside and two coats of All-In-One Paint in Coastal Fog on the inside was all it took.

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I finished off the entire piece with a coat of glaze. The Clear glaze, mixed with a hint of Silver Bullet Metallic Cream gave a beautiful warm and weathered look to the Simplicity.

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This heavy, oak chest of drawers is certainly more befitting of an airy, warm room now and the beautiful grey and white are simply perfect with the mercury glass knobs!

Country Chic Paint Products used:

  • All-In-One Paint in Simplicity
  • All-In-One Paint in Coastal Fog
  • Clear Glaze
  • Silver Bullet Metallic Cream
  • Mercury Glass Melon Knobs

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Lisa {Recreated Designs}

Recreated Designs was founded in 2013 out of my passion for saving things from the global trash stream combined with my love of painting. My passion for the environment and the beauty that we find around us everyday are what I strive to bring into my home and yours.

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