Painting each drawer a different color and mixing up glass, ceramic and brass handles created something unique, while the rose pink and peachy-coral shades ensure the piece is right on trend.
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It would be simple to re-create this hack at home — just ask your local home improvement store or lumberyard to cut a piece of wood to the correct size for you, then lightly oil or varnish it before fixing it securely to the base unit.
The stroke of genius is the elevation of the chest with the addition of wood and brass legs. It was originally designed to sit on the floor, so Kristin strengthened the base before adding the four legs, transforming it from a basic unit into an elegant piece of furniture.
Dadswell also painted the wall paneling in the adjoining dining room the same color as the kitchen cabinets for a cohesive look.
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This Tarva dresser was upcycled by the same homeowner who created the pastel pink chest in the first photo, and it is similar in style. But while the pink unit has a mismatched charm, this has a crisp, nautical feel, with bands of navy, white and sky blue teamed with crisp brass drawer pulls and smart ceramic knobs.
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Homeowner Naomi Stein of Design Manifest took them up a level by adding three coats of a high-gloss black paint and detailed gold drawer pulls. (See the how-to here.) She then pushed the chests together, and a carpenter designed a low box for the top to house the cable box, wires and remote controls.
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