Reloved – Chest of Drawers

My first upcycling project of the year was this Pine Chest of Drawers.ย  It was crying out to be ‘Reloved by Jessica’ so after a busy Christmas period I finally got around to treating her with my paint brush and treating myself to a new Black and Decker Palm Sander!

Supplies Used for this Project:

Leftover Wallpaper

Rust-oleum All Surface Paint in Duck Egg Blue

Sugar Soap, Bowl & Sponge

Paint Brushes

Palm Sander

Mod Podge


Plastic Card

Guillotine and Paper Cutting Knife

Step 1 – I removed the drawers and drawer pulls with a screwdriver, washed down with Sugar Soap to remove any dirt and grime and left to dry
Step 2 – I lightly sanded the base unit and each drawer to prep for painting
Step 3 – I painted the first coat straight onto the base unit for this particular project as there was no need for a Primer when using the Rust-oleum All Surface Paint
Step 4 – I also painted the first coat directly onto each drawer front. I then left the whole piece to dry overnight before painting the second coat
Step 5 – I cut some leftover wallpaper roughly to size for inside the drawers and also for the two side panels of the Base Unit
Step 6 – I used Mod Podge applied with a brush to the back of my Wall Paper Cut outs before securing in place
Step 7 – Using an old plastic card, I applied light pressure to create a smooth finish, reducing the possibility of air bubbles
Step 8 – Once dry, I used my Paper Cutting Knife to remove the excess paper
Step 9 – I brushed another coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper to seal it
Step 10 – I reinstated all the original silver drawer pulls. I might possibly change these to ceramic ones in time but for the moment, on a budget, these are fine!
Side View
Wallpaper also used as Drawer Liners

I rustled up this little hanging heart in my Craft Room using the same paint and wallpaper!
And here she is back in my Bedroom all fresh and Reloved!

I hope you found this guide helpful and that it will inspire you to Upcycle and Relove some pieces around your home!

Please tag me in your upcycled projects @jessicaloves_xx or use the hashtag #reloveyourhomes on Facebook and Instagram as I would love to see your finished pieces!

Jessica x



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