The Evolving Chest of Drawers
I’m pretty sure I have mentioned before how much I hate repainting pieces I have already painted… well I did it again (clearly I’m not very bright)! This time it was partly my “fault” and partly Mother Nature’s fault.
You may remember I started off with this…
Did a quick update to this…
Took it to Lucketts Spring Market and the super hot direct sunlight heated up the original paint and it bubbled like it was cooking… WHAT?!!!
So of course I had to fix it and since I never seem to be able to sell pink I decided to change it up entirely…
This is the beauty that it is now…
I striped the top with my heat gun and sanded it down starting with 100 grit paper working my way to the final sand with 220. This process took about 45 minutes, I know there are a few of you who may like to use strippers… try a heat gun it works like a charm! For the staining process I first applied a coat of dark walnut stain and let it sit for about 15 minutes. After I wiped the stain off I coated the chest with Watco Dark Walnut Oil, I use this to replace the lost oils in the wood keeping it moisturized, I did two coats following the directions on the can. I finished it up with a coat of Briwax Dark Wax.
The top has some small pits in it with leftover paint, but it still looks great!
For the drawer fronts I first removed the wax coating with 00 steel wool and Mineral Spirits, wiping it off with paper towels after I scrubbed it. I let everything dry and then applied two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, this shade is a custom 50/50 mix of Provence & Florence. After the paint dried I applied a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax and then immediately applied a coat of Briwax Dark Wax.
I think the chest looks so great! I am actively trying to find a piece in the house to replace with this one I love it so much!
Even though I hate redoing pieces, I am thrilled that this one turned out the way that it did! I guess I won’t be painting anymore pink for a while… but I certainly will be using this color again!
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Posted on June 3, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged Annie Sloan chalk paint, Annie Sloan Wax, ASCP Florence, ASCP Provence, dark walnut stained wood, Florence chalk paint, provence chalk paint, refinished chest, Refinishing furniture, Refinishing oak wood, removing wax from furniture, updating vintage furniture with paint, using dark wax on furniture. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.