We inherited a hideous orange coloured wooden chest of drawers when my grandmother moved into a nursing home. It didn’t go with our decor at all, but was sturdy, and the drawers were large, and we needed the extra storage space. I couldn’t let it last a week in my house looking like that, so I painted it white immediately (using a gloss acrylic paint). It has been a wonderful additional storage unit for a good 3 years year now. Its usefulness is now being extended … it has been turned into a clothes drawers for the baby’s nursery. It has been a wonderful additional storage unit for a good 3 years year now. It’s usefulness is now being extended as clothes drawers for the baby’s nursery. Being all white was a little boring, so I decided to jazz it up a little by adding some wallpaper on the front of the top drawers.