Renewed Cedar Chest
A client of mine brought me this lovely cedar chest to update for her… it was a Craig’s List find and good deal! This Lane cedar chest was structurally in fabulous shape, still smelled nice inside, but the addition of the heart and vines was a little country for her taste…
Sorry about the not so perfect BEFORE shot… I was antsy to get sanding!
My client knew exactly what color she wanted… CeCe Caldwell’s Smoky Mountain… which is very pretty blue-grey color!
After lightly sanding down the decorative painting on the front, I cleaned it really good with Formula 409 and then painted it with two coats of the Smoky Mountain clay & chalk paint.
After the paint dried I lightly distressed it and applied a coat of Annie Sloan clear wax to seal the paint. The variations in the finish were really accentuated once the wax was applied… it has a great multi dimensional feel!
I let the wax sit for about 24 hours then buffed it with 0000 steel wool and then a final buff with a soft cloth… check out the sheen!
This is such a super fast and easy project to do to help update some of those outdated pieces you may have stored away… I would totally buy this now and put it at the foot of my bed for extra blanket and pillow storage, it’s just perfect!
As always thanks for stopping by… I hope you’ll come back again
Until next time…
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Miss Mustard Seed
Posted on January 23, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged blue grey painted blanket chest, blue grey painted cedar chest, CeCe Caldwell's chalk and clay paint, CeCe Caldwells Smoky Mountain, Painted cedar chest, refinished cedar chest, Refinishing furniture, Smoky Mountain clay & chalk paint, Upcycled cedar chest, Updated cedar chest. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.