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Beach inspired painted wooden drawers

I have created these beach inspired storage drawers because I live by the beach, I am lucky enough that I can hear the waves crashing at night. The beach and the sea always inspires me and my work, for this project I wanted to bring some of the colours and the feel of the beach into my craft room. I love how they have turned out. You could use the techniques in this project with other colours that inspire you.

  • Home Crafts
  • 2-3 hours
  • Advanced

Tools and materials required

  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Cerulean Blue
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Metallic Gold
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Yellow Oxide
  • DecoArt - One step crackle medium
  • Creativ wooden Chest of Drawers, 4 drawers
  • Creativ Sponges
  • Old rag


Start by removing the drawers from the small wooden unit. Mask off the legs with masking tape so that no paint can get on them.


Paint the whole unit with a base coat of white paint.


Pop some of each colour paint on to a glass mat and have a separate sponge for each colour. Order of colours - Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone Gold, Yellow Oxide, Metallic Gold

Using Cobalt Turquoise Hue, start sponging the colour in one corner of one of the drawers. Then sponge a line of Cerulean Blue, next a line of Quinacridone Gold, then a line of Yellow Oxide and lastly some Metallic Gold in the last corner. Then with the Metallic Gold lightly sponge some spots of the gold randomly.


Pop the drawer back in the unit in the bottom right hand corner, then pop the rest of the drawers back in the unit.


Using the bottom drawer as a reference, continue the pattern across the front of the unit, then continue the pattern of colour on the sides and top of the unit. Leave to dry.


Once the paint is dry cover the unit with a layer of One Step Crackle Medium and leave to dry.


Once the Crackle Medium is dry paint a light layer of white paint on to the drawers and wipe it off before it dries with an old rag, do this same process for the whole unit.


To finish it off paint the rim of the drawers with the Metallic Gold paint.


All finished and ready to put your bits and bobs in.


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