Bauhaus Chalk Paint® Chest of Drawers
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.