Beautiful re-finished oak 19th-century chest of drawers painted in an off-white with wood and fabric accents.

Oak Willow Broughs Chest

I choose to re-finish this 19th-century chest of drawers in pale tones, using William Morris fabric as the highlight. If you saw it when I started you wouldn't have given it a second glance! Looking past the scratched wood and wonky but beautifull handles, I was drawn to its subtle details, the delicate beading and the strong tiger-striped oak veneer. I designed the piece around these little details and I am thrilled with the transformation!


Knowing how beautifully the oak would be once fine sanded, stained and oiled I choose to leave the top drawer natural.  Along with the beading and the top bar to carry the wood accents through the piece.   


To mimic the delicately carved beading I have used a personal favorite, the "Willow Broughs" fabric the winding design also flows nicely up into the tiger grain of the oak. 


Painted the body in the Greige 01 to finish off the piece, making it perfect for a warm neutral interior, I imagine it either sitting in a calm bedroom or bathroom to add a modern rustic charm.  


The inside of the drawers have been painted in a fresh sage green to complement the fabric (Green 02 from the lick range)

This piece has ample storage and the paint and fabric have been protected in a matt varnish to create a contemporary feel.  


Created by Alice Patience 





  • Height - 86.3cm
    Depth - 46cm
    Width - 93.1cm