Depression Era Chest of Drawers

By Angie Keen, Owner at The Painted Peacock - Quinlan, TX

I picked up this little beauty from a lady that had previously tried to upcycle it, but had given up on it.  All the bottoms of the drawers were cracked and brittle but it still had really good bones.  I gutted the bottoms of all the drawers and replaced. Some of the paint had been stripped, but what was left had this nice little crackle effect which i utilized in the final look of the piece. 

Products Used

  • General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint
  • Valspar Antiquing Glaze
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat