Fusion Liberty Blue Modern Chest of Drawers { Furniture Makeover }

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I found this little chest of drawers at last month’s flea market.


I loved the dual tone of the wood drawer fronts and wish I could have salvaged them, but the piece was pretty beaten up.

The problem with these modern-lined pieces is that once you paint them, they often loose their detail and visual interest. One color of paint covering the whole chest can look kind of blah, so you have to figure out some way to add pattern back into them.

I added some hand-painting detail on the last chest of this style that I painted, and it worked really well.

Hand-Painted Waterfall Chest of Drawers

I wanted to do something different with this piece though, so I decided to go for a more sleek, modern look.

It’s a little different than the work I usually do, but I really like how it turned out.


The body is painted in Fusion Mineral Paint Liberty Blue (one of my new favorite colors in their paint line) and accented with a herringbone pattern using Fusion’s Lamp White and Bronze Metallic paint.

It took me a while to figure out the pattern, and then it was just lots and lots and lots of measuring and taping.


I added a topcoat of Beeswax Finish since Liberty Blue tends to show fingerprints more than other colors.


And you know how I love casters!


I think this chest would be fantastic in a nursery or in a boy’s room.  The Bronze metallic paint adds just a tiny bit of shimmer to the finish, but not enough to make it really feminine.

Of course, you can shop for all of these products in my online shop to re-create this look yourself!


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Holly McCall {McCall Manor}

Thursday 1st of October 2015

This is so cute!! Love your details on this one and the light blue one you did. Stopping by from Your Inspired Design. You should come party with us!


Sunday 4th of October 2015

Thank you Holly!

chris aka monkey

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

wow girlfriend way out of your comfort zone but astonishing, i love the pattern and the color choices and i agree $200 is a steal, i bet it is gone already xx


Sunday 4th of October 2015

Thanks Chris! I priced it lower because it isn't the highest quality piece of furniture. The wood isn't very dense and the drawers, while sturdy, aren't the best out there.

Kim O.

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

Beautiful and what a deal for that price!


Sunday 4th of October 2015

Thank you Kim!

Susie @ The Chelsea Project Blog

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

$200??? Total steal. It's an outstanding piece!! Love the a liberty Blue and the pattern adds amazing detail. Only one more thought.... Raise that price, girl. Lol!! ??????


Sunday 4th of October 2015

Yes, only $200 :) It's not the highest quality piece--sturdy, but wobbles a little and the drawers are a little off, hence the bargain price :)

JM Taylor

Monday 28th of September 2015

I absolutely love this, Melanie! You did a great job on it!

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