Whimsical Painted Bombay Chest Ideas

by | Mar 19, 2023

A collection of whimsical painted Bombay chest ideas curated just for you!  This ever-popular curvy-style Bombay chest can work in any room in your home! Be inspired by this collection of Bombay chests and consider adding one to your collection of home decor!

I have gathered NINE whimsical painted Bombay chest pieces that I have painted over the years for your inspiration. Each with a unique story and design! Below each photo, you will find a link that you can click to get access to the full tutorial and story behind that particular project! 


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Sharing My NINE Whimsical Painted Bombay Chest Projects

Purple Hollywood Glam Bombay Vanity

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Coming out of the gates first is this glamorous Bombay vanity!  Bombay-shaped furniture does not always have to be a chest.  This particular vanity holds the curves and romance of a Bombay. Therefore I call her a Bombay and she resides in the fanciest dressing room I’ve ever seen! For a closer look at the design details of this piece…you can read the full blog HERE.

Harlequin Whimsical Painted Bombay Chest

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Let’s just agree that this is a Tracey’s Fancy Bombay chest favorite!!!  I enjoyed every second of the hand-drawn hand-painted diamond shapes on this show-stopper harlequin beauty that is now a feature piece in a master bedroom! For now….hop on over to the blog HERE for more details and photos.

Textured Grunge Painted Bombay Chest

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Throwing it way back to 2019 but still holding its popular title of Tattered Elegance on the internet. I present you with this textured and charred abstract version of a Bombay Chest that now serves as an entry piece in a foyer.  I share with you over on the full blog HERE…..the inspiration behind this piece.  If you have not seen it before….go check it out!

I offer a full tutorial on how to achieve this look!  

Asian-Inspired Painted Bombay Chests

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For those seeking a simple sleek and handsome finish, Bombay chests look just as stunning in a single color!

If you are lucky enough to own a PAIR of Bombay chests….I’m jealous! These have become increasingly difficult to find!  This particular pair now serve as nightstands for my client who requested a nod to her Asian background.  I refer to these as tattooed Bombay chests. For more insight into the design of this piece…you can read the full blog HERE.

Gold Leaf Harlequin Whimsical Painted Bombay Chest

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Are you a lover of the old-world finish?  You will LOVE this Bombay Chest Buffet! created for a family dining room!  It is a personal favorite of mine!  Furniture painting doesn’t get much more regal than this!  More beautiful photos and product details are in the full blog HERE.

Love the Whimsy Wonderland?

Textured Butterfly Bombay Chest

Textured Butterfly Painted Bombay Chests | Traceys Fancy
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The Butterfly Bombay chest is a much lighter and less grungy version of Tattered Elegance!  The addition of the butterfly handles really took this piece to the whimsical side! More beautiful photos and product details are in the full blog HERE.

Tie Dye Whimsical Painted Bombay Desk

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For you over-the-top whimsical lovers, I present to you a tie-dyed version of a Bombay chest that was created for a pre-teen’s bedroom!  As you can imagine I loved every single brushstroke on this piece!  The full blog with stunning photos and design process can be found HERE.

Water-Washed Bohemian Bombay Chest

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A water-washed/rain-washed Bombay chest is always a good idea!  This gorgeous gray piece is muted in color and feels very earthy and zen to me.  It was created for a master bathroom and now lives in California!  More insight into the design of this piece with product details can be found in the full blog HERE.

Bold Metallic Leaf Bombay Chest

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Last but certainly NOT least…..my most recent Bombay Chest was created with rich moody color and shimmering metallic leafing!  This piece remains available in my shop and I am ok with that!  It brightens my every work day!  The full blog with details of products and how to apply gold leaf to furniture can be found here.

We’ve just about covered every room in the house where Bombay chests can be featured.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the many ways they can be both painted and utilized.

I’ve certainly enjoyed creating this curated collection!

My Fave Whimsical Painted Bombay Chests

So, which whimsical painted Bombay chest is your favorite?? Which one fits your style?? And which one would you paint for yourself!??! Click on the photo links to see each blog and to get all the details of the whimsical painted Bombay chest pieces. I have been sure to list the Dixie Belle paint colors and other paint products to get the same look. Enjoy!

 
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Tracey


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