Pretty Red Oak Chest Update
I actually thought this chest was in good shape when I got it… it looks pretty good doesn’t it? Nice shape, curved drawers, oak, well-built… So what if the top drawers are missing veneer… it’s all good I promise!
This is a view from the front of the dresser (drawers have been removed)… there is part of the back and the bottom missing, not a big deal, just need to get the wood and the jigsaw!
While I was getting wood for the back and bottom I also picked up some wood to replace one of the drawer bottoms as well…
Next came the REALLY hard part… what color to paint it? Well I went with Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk… a very pretty true red which I happen to love on oak… not sure why I just do!
Here it is after 2 coats, nothing much to look at now is it?
Add a little CeCe Caldwell’s clear wax and some elbow grease and you get this stunner!
Look at those drawers now!
Lovely curves too!
Here’s it’s impression of Angelina Jolie… can you see it?
Not to mention the drop dead gorgeous original pulls, just cleaned them with ammonia!
This little lucky chest did have a lot of repairs, but nothing too difficult , I think it was well worth the final results!
I hope you like the chest… of course think I it’s a stunner now! Wouldn’t it be a great piece for the foyer or maybe an eat in kitchen?
Luckily I had a TON of help from my awesome hubby this weekend, not to mention my aunt came over and “apprenticed” with me a day so I’m REALLY getting a lot done for the Lucketts Market! I’m putting off my sewing pieces I need to get done as I really prefer to do something else, but eventually I need to get on it! However, this weekend was so lovely here in RVA and I did take some time to soak up the sun… which for me means a little burn and a few more freckles oh well at least I got a healthy dose of Vitamin D!
Until next time!
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Posted on April 14, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged Annie Sloan chalk paint, CeCe Caldwell's clear wax, Emperor's Silk Chalk Paint, painting furniture, Painting furniture with chalk paint, Red painted oak chest, updating vintage furniture, vintage oak chest, Waxing furniture. Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.