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DIY project: Stylish wooden chest

DIY project: Stylish wooden chest Author: Style At Home

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DIY project: Stylish wooden chest

A simple DIY project dramatically transforms a regular wooden dresser into a luxe piece of furniture on a budget.

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Wooden chest: Before
Get the look of our high and low chests on the cheap by doing it yourself. This project is as stylish as it is simple to make.

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Wooden chest: After
With a little paint and a few budget-friendly accessories, you can turn an unfinished wooden dresser into a brand new piece of bedroom furniture. Find out what you need to create the look on the next page.

diy-decor-chest-lined-drawer.jpgLined drawers
For the ultimate in luxe custom looks, we lined the chest drawers in the same wallpaper pattern we used on the walls. It’s an unexpected detail that guests will appreciate – although you’ll never hear it because that would expose them for having snooped through those drawers to begin with.

Materials

diy-decor-chest-tray.jpgBathroom trays
A beautiful bathroom tray is in your hands in more ways than one – if you don’t have the budget to buy the high version (shown at right), you can create your own adaptation. We bought an inexpensive shadow box mirror, spray-painted it a leatheresque colour, lined the bottom with watercolour paper and fastened classic stainless steel pulls to each end for handles. Use your tray to corral candles or beauty products, making what could be messy appear clean and organized.

Materials

  • Plastic shadow box mirror. Target, $13.
  • 5" pulls (used as tray handles), $7.50 each.
  • Valspar spray paint in Fiesta. Lowe’s, $6.
  • Global Views leather high tray in Coral with metal handles. Universal Lamp, $249.
  • Seven Deadly Sins ceramic “Vanity” plate. Putti Fine Furnishings, $350 per set of 6.
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DIY project: Stylish wooden chest