How do you fancy a nice, easy tutorial on making over some wicker drawers? Yeah? Then ready your brushes. I'm about to show you how easy it is to transform a set of cheap as chips drawers into stylish bathroom storage.

How do you fancy a nice, easy tutorial on making over some wicker drawers?

Yeah?

Then ready your brushes. I’m about to show you how easy it is to transform a set of cheap as chips drawers into stylish bathroom storage.

This was my very first attempt at painting furniture and I can confirm these drawers are still going strong.

Enjoy!

Painting bathroom wicker with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

  • 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 gazillion years ago.

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  • Paint the wood and baskets with chalk paint. I used Annie Sloan, in “Old White”.

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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!

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

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  • 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*.

Wicker bathroom drawers painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk | @SuzyHomemakerUK

  • Buff with a soft dry cloth.

Wicker bathroom drawers painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk | @SuzyHomemakerUK

  • Put drawers into position.
  • Try different positions.
  • Put back in original position.
  • 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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This post first appeared on The World of Suzy Homemaker on 9th June 2015

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