It just THRILLS me when I see people coming to my new decor blog; thank you so VERY MUCH! Your comments are like little presents, lifting my spirits every day.
Okay, hmmm...just not sure about this redo. Siiigh.
This old chest has been with me for several decades, brought over from the middle east. If you click on for a larger image, you'll see a story told in the wood...it's "The Elopement of the Princess."
As you can see, this has been very well used, and the top has been a frequent race track for small boy's toy cars. It's a beautiful piece, and worthy of a make over, I think. The cedar lining is as sweet smelling as it was the first day it came to me.
I did a base coat with a Sherwin Williams acrylic ooops paint, and removed the brass hardware.
I used Minwax Onyx Stain, rubber on and off as quickly as I could, then I lightly sanded some of the details, and finished with three coats of Polycrylic.
My daughter wanted it redone to match her blue and black bedroom theme.
This chest has such beautiful wood detailing!
It was fun redoing it, but I just HAVE to say, the colour scheme sure wouldn't have been my first choice...too dark...I'd have done it in Annie Sloan's Old White with Louis Blue as a base coat.
What would YOU have done with it?
Oh well, my daughter loves it, and that's what's important.