Tales of my furniture makeovers and great DIY projects...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A great vintage chest!

See, I told you I was back, this makes 2 posts in 2 days!  Over the next few days, I thought I'd show you all some projects I've been working on for my space at Ginger & Spice.  I'll also be keeping you posted on the kitchen redo!

I found the great chest of drawers a while ago.  It sat and sat because I just wasn't sure what to do with it.  The wood was really banged up and it needed to be painted, yet I hated to cover up all that great detail work.

The drawers...

Sorry about the before pics, I started in on this before I realized I forgot to take some pics.  See all that great detail, not only in the carvings, but in the two toned wood? 

I finally decided to just make two toned paint.  I mixed up some ASCP Graphite and Old White and came up with this beautiful grayish blue color.  I painted the whole thing in ASCP Old White, and, by hand, accented all the detail in my fancy new color.  I then sanded and sanded to make it very distressed and chippy, then topped with a coat of wax.

I also spray painted the knob an oil rubbed bronze to make them really pop!  Here is a view of the top, look at all that detail!  (and, notice my pretty pillows in my space as well!  :))

Hope you like it!

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  1. i love this one! the two toned look is perfect on it! hope all is going well at the shop for you! :)

  2. This is just gorgeous - looks like a piece right out of a European Chateau!