The patterned fabric Denise chose evokes the Hollywood Regency style which Draper was known for and is much more elegant than what she began with.
Here's how she describes the project:
I purchased the chest at a local auction, not knowing it was inspired by a very famous piece of furniture, the Espana Chest, by Dorothy Draper. I used a lot of wood filler to fill up the holes, replaced some missing parts at the bottom, and after some really heavy priming, I painted the chest Antique White by Sherwin Williams. I applied fabric onto the drawers with Mod Podge and protected it with a few coats of polyurethane.
See more of Denise's project on her blog A Girl and a Brush.
(Images: A Girl and a Brush)