Bauhaus Chalk Paint® Chest of Drawers

by The House Warmings

Modern Bauhaus Chalk Paint® Chest of Drawers featuring colour pops of circles and bold lines using a Mid-Century Modern palette. Painted by The House Warmings.

Bauhaus Chest of Drawers in Olive, Old White, and Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint by The House Warmings

This Bauhaus chest of drawers has been given a fresh and funky look for 2023. Here at Annie Sloan, we don’t believe in buying new in line with ever-changing trends, but we do believe in reinventing furniture and giving it a new lease of life! If you’re looking for some inspiration to motivate you to reimagine a piece of old furniture, look no further. This is a fabulous piece for beginners, and by adjusting the colours slightly you can follow whichever trend you fancy!

Here’s our step-by-step:

Step 1: Chalk Paint®

First, The House Warmings painted a flat coat of Chalk Paint® in Olive. Due to the high quality of pigment in every Chalk Paint® tin, only one coat was required. Making this upcycling transformation quick, easy, and endlessly satisfying. Stop there and you’ll already have a lovely piece of furniture that looks brand new. Continue following The House Warming’s stylish design tips, and you’ll have a piece of furniture art with cultural Bauhaus clout.

Step 2: Geometric Detail

Next, The House Warmings added geometric shapes to inject the piece with a bit more flare. She used scrap paper and cut out templates before outlining them with chalk onto the furniture. She then used an Annie Sloan Flat Brush and Chalk Paint® in Old White and Barcelona Orange to paint the shapes.

Step 3: Wax

Finally, once everything was totally dry (which usually takes around 0.5-2 hours, depending on your climate and various other environmental factors), a coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax is applied to finish and protect.

Find all the products you need to complete this Bauhaus chest of drawers project in the Featured Products section below. Or head over our Painters in Residence page to see more projects from The House Warmings.


Featured Products

Close Up of Mid Century Palette Furniture and Chair by The House Warmings
Annie Sloan Small and Large Flat Brushes with synthetic bristles

Flat Brushes

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Annie Sloan Paint Swatch Barcelona Orange

Barcelona Orange

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Annie Sloan Paint Swatch Old White

Old White

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Clear Chalk Paint® Wax

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Chalk Paint