Here is a little apothecary chest that I picked up recently..
Sorry.. I had already taken off the handles and sanded a little…
This piece is SUPER heavy and solid pine. It looks hand made and whoever made it did a great job! It has little feet on it so I’m not sure if it is meant to sit on a counter or what… it’s perfect bench height if you wanted to use it for that..
Can you see the tiny feet?
I painted the outer cabinet in Old Ochre chalk paint and the drawers in Versailles chalk paint. After some distressing I waxed it with Minwax paste wax and then buffed it. This was a pretty fast project to do as there were no repairs and everything dried so quickly!
Of course the chalk paint distressed like a dream..
Original handles that came with the piece.. I removed them to paint the drawers, it just makes life easier!
The drawers do not come out all of the way. There is a peg inserted into the back side that prevents them from being removed.. which is a good thing if you want to move it, a pain when you have chosen to paint the front two colors instead of one!
Not sure how someone will use this when it finds it’s new home.. but I would love to know when they do! This piece is heading up to Lucketts Spring Market too… I’m hoping to have enough stuff to fill the tent!
Thanks for stopping by… until next time guys!
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Posted on May 3, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged Apothecary chest, chalk paint, Old Ochre chalk paint, painted chairs, painted chest, Versailles chalk paint. Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.