Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Painted Chest Before and After

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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  1. Be like Captain Kirk and boldly go. I love that and this looks soooo good! Great job!

    1. Thank you so much! It's making me happy when I see it in my room:)

  2. Great job on your chest! I love the chocolate and gold color scheme on the lettering.

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

    1. Thanks Gigi! That wasn't a "natural" color choice for me (I usually go black or white), but it felt right and I like how it turned out too. Sometimes you just gotta go with your gut!


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