Cute Mahogany Chest
So this mahogany chest started out in pretty sad shape, it was very abused! However, I really like these sized chests as I think you can use them just about anywhere, bedside, bathroom, living room even the kitchen… so home it came with me!
I sanded down and repaired all of the scratches and veneer issues and because it was mahogany I did prime it with Zinsser primer, otherwise the red would have bled through the paint… no matter what kind of paint I used (I’ve learned this lesson the hard way)…
SOOO much better now don’t you think? I painted the chest with Benjamin Moore Advance paint that I had color matched to Provence chalk paint… I just LOVE this color blue!
The final finish is very smooth as the paint is self leveling… I used a regular paint brush when painting this…
The knobs I soaked in ammonia and hot tap water for a few hours and after drying I sprayed them with a grey primer. The final coat is chrome Rustoleum spray paint. I love the not so perfect finish that was accidental but I went with it!
It even has this cute little pull out shelf!
I do prefer to work with chalk paint, but the Ben Moore Advance paint is a close second and it really comes first if I am not planning on doing any distressing to the piece… it just provides a fabulous finish! Hope you like it too!
As always thanks for stopping by…
Until next time!
Posted on February 21, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged bedside table painted, Benjamin Moore Advance paint, blue painted chest, Chrome spray paint, mahogany chest, Painted furniture, painting mahogany, provence painted chest, three drawer chest. Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.