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Beautiful Bureau

A coat of paint brightens up hand-me-down furniture.

A classic dresser gets new life with a coat of dove-grey paint and brass hardware. A simple corkboard dressed up with fabric and ribbon keeps colourful necklaces within reach and on display. Bright flowers and a chinoiserie lamp also create a pleasing vignette on the dresser, adding hits of colour to the space.

See more before and after shots of this room, and get more great ideas for small spaces in our Small Space Solutions gallery.

See more photos of Michael's former apartment and a tour in our gallery and video. Plus, see tours of his new house, too!

  • Photographer: Angus Fergusson
  • Source: House & Home March 2010 issue
  • Products: Hardware, Lee Valley Tools; lamp, Angus & Company; dresser colour, Blue Gray (15), Farrow & Ball.

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