Thursday, November 5, 2009

Painting a Chest

One day Grandmama Stitches showed up on my doorstep with this lovely hand painted chest from a Chelsea House sale. How lucky am I ? It was really pretty but Everything in my LR is gold/brown and it was just feeling way too dark. It had a heavy crackle finish on it and there was no way it was coming off without some serious sanding. So I decided to go for a leather looking finish.

It was missing one pull so, I'm on the look out for another one....... or 2 matching ones for the top drawers.
Step 1: Spray with Rust-oleum Heirloom White (which was probably a wasted step because the crackle was so heavy)

Here are my helpers.......... and by helpers I mean my son carrying one side of the chest saying, "Mommmmm, why do you have to paint everything!"

Step 2: Paint with some BM semi gloss white I had for another project.
Step 3: Lightly sand edges.
Step 4: Rub with Minwax Bombay Mahogany stain and Valspar Mocha glaze.


Here it is with it's new aged leather finish. I brought in some cream pillows and a cream throw to help lighten the room.

I'm linking this with Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Friday so head on over and look at all the projects. She even has a prize for the winner, how sweet is that ?

18 comments:

pk said...

It turned out great! Wish I would have known you were doing it - it would have been a great example for my side table post! Have a good weekend...

pk @ Room Remix

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great little chest!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This looks great. My husband is anti-paint wood furniture. Now that I'm blogging, I want to paint all sorts of things. He is watching and waiting in horror.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Wow your chest is fabulous...hehe Sorry my mind is in the gutter, guess the booze is kicking in LOL! Happens when the elation of its-your-birthday-you-can-do-whatever-you-want syndrome kicks in. hehe happy happy friday to you!!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Looks great in your room. You home looks so inviting.

Design A-Peele said...

just gave you an award!

Shorely Chic said...

Found you through design A-Peele - Love your blog!!

Claudia said...

Boy, it really looks terrific! What a difference!

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I LOVE it! Wish someone would drop off a great piece of furniture at MY house! :)

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I LOVE it! Wish someone would drop off a great piece of furniture at MY house! :)

Maria Killam said...

Such a beautiful transformation! Love it!

Ms. Sarah said...

happy sits saturday. love what you did with the chest. so pretty

Jen said...

Outstanding I love the chest. I too like to hit the Thrift Stores/Yard Sales for great treasures to make new again.

Happy Saturday Sharefest.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love this project! You did a great job! Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianna said...

When your shopping for 2nd hand furniture pieces check out Restores
(Habitat for Humanity).

{ L } said...

OMGoodness! Fabulous job! I would love to have this. You must be so pleased with the results. Well done.

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Tammy, come visit my blog and see what I've been sewing!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

It was pretty before, but it looks so fresh, now. I love it in white. It's a good reminder that simplicity is sometimes the best route. Thanks for linking up!

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