This project is also appearing today on my new collaboration, Craft for Today! If you are here from Craft for Today, welcome! So glad you stopped by!
Hey peeps! I've got a fun project to show you today. I was going to wait until I finish it with furniture wax, but that might never happen, so here goes!
I have had this Hope Chest for years, and it has some great qualities. It's a lot of storage and has a cedar-lined interior. But, it didn't quite fit with my decor, so (what else?) I painted it!
I started with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen. Just two quick coats of that, followed by some distressing, because you know me and how I be.
Then I took this lovely graphic from the Graphics Fairy, blew it up using this awesome website, and transferred the design using the technique I described here:
(I chose this graphic because I have a little thing for jewelry). Hand-painting is not as hard as you think! You just need to be like Captain Kirk and boldly go. I painted this one in chocolate and gold. Love the subtle shine!
I will ultimately wax with tinted wax, but seriously that might be in a few years! Hopefully it won't take as long for me to show you more of this bedroom, but I am slow sometimes;)
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