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Friday, January 16, 2015

Painted Chest

Thought I'd never get this little project completed.  It's been a pretty busy few months.  I bought this chest years ago at a little consignment/refurb shop.  They had painted it white and yellow.  It needed a desperate facelift. 

After sanding a lot of the old paint away, I used a black chalk paint for the base coat.  The second coat was a barn red.  Using a wet cloth, I carefully rubbed away the edges and some of the surface to reveal the black and give the piece a worn look.  Took me awhile to find a stencil to use on the top, but finally found that at Michael's craft store.  After the stenciling was completed, I gave it one coat of wax for chalk paint, then applied a matte polycrylic finish.  Added a set of really pretty drawer pulls found at Hobby Lobby as a finishing touch.  It's a perfect compliment in our home.

Ebony is very nosy.  She thinks she needs to investigate everything I do.  Every time I try to photograph anything, she's there!  :)

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