Lovely in Red
This is an example of a chest that to me is just too humdrum… it lacks pizzazz! It has great bones though, it’s solid oak and a nice size…
Here is the after! I had to do some tightening of the drawers… basically regluing and clamping the sides and reattaching the drawer bottoms to the sides.
I painted the chest in straight up Emperor’s Silk (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint), VERY lightly distressed it and waxed the entire piece with Minwax paste wax.
I removed the wood knobs, which were attached with dowels and took some time to get out, and replaced them with these glass knobs! So much prettier I think!
I sanded the top down (to 220 grit paper) and stained it Walnut.
I think this piece is so much prettier now, certainly worth putting in a place where it will get some attention!
I actually finished this piece some time ago, but for some reason I didn’t do a post on it! I just love the way it turned out and I think this pop of red looks great on this chest!
Thanks for stopping by… until next time!
Posted on February 23, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged Annie Sloan chalk paint, Annie Sloan Wax, dark walnut stain, Emperor's Silk Chalk Paint, glass knobs, Painted oak chest, painting furniture, Red oak chest, refinishing wood, vintage chest. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.