Three Drawer French Chest
Here is the BEFORE
Nothing special about it.. nice legs though! It is very well built and made of oak.. the drawers and carvings are all in excellent condition.. it just needed an update!
I sanded the old finish off of the top with my orbital sander, starting with 150 grit paper finishing with 220 grit. I then stained the top in “Kona” and after wiping off the excess I allowed the stain to setup for a day or so before I waxed it with a dark wax.
The top just looks so much nicer in a darker stain! The green is a custom mix of 50/50 ASCP Versailles and CeCe Caldwell’s Spring Green… it is a very lovely current shade of green!
I sprayed the handles in flat white and once I reattached them I was in love! I just can’t get enough of the color combination and how the handles look so great on the piece now! What a super simple fix that makes all the difference!
A little distressing on the green, a good wax and a buff and it was finished! I much prefer the after to the before.. I think this is now a conversation piece instead of a wall flower.. What do you think? I’m taking it up to the Lucketts Spring Market.. hope to see you there!
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Posted on May 14, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged CeCe Caldwell's chalk and clay paint, Custom chalk paint, French chest, green painted chest, Painted French chest, Versailles chalk paint. Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.