j. Aaron Greene for Furniture Makeovers/Chronicle Books
Made in Shade
A new paint job can take years off an outdated piece. Just witness how Barb Blair used a graduated Creamsicle palette to rejuvenate an old-fashioned, unremarkable chest of drawers. The ombre effect lends itself well to a piece with three or more drawers—the result ends up looking much like a giant paint chip—and requires little paint per drawer. This striking chest made the cover of Furniture Makeovers.