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How to make over a set of bathroom wicker drawers using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint | The World of Suzy Homemaker

Hello you gorgeous hunk of loveliness.

After my last deep and meaningful, I thought it time for something a little more light-hearted. Equally important naturally, for the making of stuff is serious business, but nothing too taxing.

So how's about a nice, easy tutorial on how to make over a cheap set of wicker drawers?

Yeah, I thought you might like that!

How to make over a set of bathroom wicker drawers using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

1. Take a bog standard, cheapo set of wicker drawers and clean thoroughly (I used sugar soap). These babies were from Argos, which we bought about a zillion years ago.

How to make over a set of bathroom wicker drawers using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint | The World of Suzy Homemaker

2. Paint the wood and baskets with chalk paint. I used Annie Sloan, in "Old White". 

I happen to like the two-tone paint effect, but you could paint the whole drawer if you wish. I'm not sure how the bottoms would hold up to all that sliding and you'd end up using far more paint, but if that's what you want - go for it!

How to make over a set of bathroom wicker drawers using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint | The World of Suzy Homemaker

3. Seal with Annie Sloan wax and wait a goodly time for the wax to fully dry.

How to make over a set of bathroom wicker drawers using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint | The World of Suzy Homemaker

5. If it's in any way sticky to the touch, WAIT! Trust me, you will regret your lack of patience if you don't *looks ruefully at the odd patch of cloth transfer*.

How to make over a set of bathroom wicker drawers using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint | The World of Suzy Homemaker

6. Buff with a soft dry cloth.

How to make over a set of bathroom wicker drawers using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint | The World of Suzy Homemaker

7. Put into position. Try different positions. Put back in original position.

8. Stand back and admire your handiwork.

There. Wasn't that simple?

This was my first outing with Annie Sloan and I'm pretty pleased with the results. I have LOADS of paint left and can't wait to dive into my next project.

What do you think?

Reckon you might give this a go? Drop a comment below and let me know!

A hui hou,

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  • Guest
    Holly Tuesday, 09 June 2015

    Looking forward to giving a LOT of my furniture the Annie Sloan treatment & will be coming to you for inspiration and tuition!! H x

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Tuesday, 09 June 2015

    Oh yes indeedy. Can't wait! :-)

  • Guest
    Harriet Wednesday, 10 June 2015

    No sanding either? The end result looks fantastic. I have many projects in mind. All thought, no action currently though!!

  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Wednesday, 10 June 2015

    Nope! No sanding is one of the beauties of chalk paint. That and it paints on practically anything!

  • Guest
    alina Thursday, 11 June 2015

    A really clever idea, ombre-ish style and fits well anywhere really :)
    The Fairytale Pretty Picture

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Thursday, 11 June 2015

    Thanks so much for your kind comments, Alina. Really appreciate you dropping by!

  • Guest
    Nicky Friday, 12 June 2015

    Great post Suzy! I've got an old chest of drawers crying out for a makeover like this.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog btw. Great to see a fellow blogger close by. I went to Uni in Staffordshire, so I know the place (ok the pubs) pretty well :-)

  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Friday, 12 June 2015

    Thanks Nicky. I have so much furniture I want to do, I don't know where to start!
    As for your Penne Arribiata... It looked so delicious, I just had to post it. And those meatballs in your latest receipe.... OMG! Being that we're practically neighbours, can you make me some? lol ;-)

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    Yet Another Blogging Mummy Sunday, 04 October 2015

    This looks a great makeover. New lease of life #weekendblogshare

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Sunday, 04 October 2015

    Thanks Claire. After having had these drawers for years, I find myself enjoying looking at them again :-)

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