Objects of Design #116: Vintage Chest of Drawers

vintage chest of drawers
vintage chest of drawers

Sometimes it’s just about changing one small thing to create a new thing that looks totally fresh. Take this chest of drawers. In the original brown wood, it would simply have looked old fashioned. Painted in the current fashion for pale greys or distressed whites it would have taken on a shabby chic appearance. But by choosing this soft graphite chalk paint, the vendor has created something that looks completely modern and different.

Suddenly, I’m looking at painted furniture with new eyes. What about you?

from £260

Pea is run by Anwen Pegrum whose gorgeous bathroom I featured in a post on panelling. To see that, and more of her beautiful house, click here




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Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.