Upcycled Old Violet Chest of Drawers
by Felix Sloan
This previously unwanted chest of drawers has been given a new lease of life for Annie’s grandchildren with Chalk Paint in Old Violet, Cream and Burgundy.
Annie’s son Felix Sloan painted this chest of drawers for his children’s room in Oxford. The chest of drawers was originally made by a friend out of old floorboards, but was no longer wanted. Felix decided to give it a new lease of life by painting it with Chalk Paint in Old Violet, outlining the edges in Cream. The inside is painted in Burgundy, for just a hint of playful red when left ajar. He then finished it with a coat of Clear Chalk Paint Wax to protect the paint.
The rest of the room is painted in Chalk Paint too. The floorboards are painted in Château Grey and lacquered with Matt Chalk Paint Lacquer for a hardwearing finish. The walls are painted in Old White and the zigzag pattern is in a mix of colours, including Emperor’s Silk, English Yellow and Old White.
Photograph by Barry MacDonald.