August 14, 2019 3:21am CST
A few months ago we went to stay with friends, and in the room they gave us I noticed a chest of drawers with fabric-covered drawer fronts. I really admired it and found that, as I suspected, it had been decorated by our hostess, who is French and has some interesting and unusual design ideas. A while afterwards I was looking for something to furnish our attic room and remembered I had an old chest of drawers lurking in the garage, so I decided to try the same technique. It wasn’t quite as successful – the shape of the drawer fronts (which fit flush into the frame, rather than having a ‘lip’ at the front) – meant that adding the fabric covering made the drawers too big to actually close all the way as they should, but I was still quite pleased with the overall effect. It was decorated with some second-hand paint from the paint recycling place we used to have nearby, and a curtain my mother had, which had obviously been one of those samples they hang up in curtain shops, so this ‘upcycling’ project had the added benefit of being free! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2019.
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