Friday, April 27, 2012



I got this solid oak chest on CL a few weeks ago.  It needed all of the drawer bottoms replaced and my husband had to totally re-build the bottom drawer.  It needed a little more work than I would have liked, but I really liked the size and shape of it and the fact that it was old!  I love old stuff. :)  I thought about stripping and re staining the top, but after painting it first I liked that look better. I was going for the vintage farm house look.  I even found a key at an antique store that works on the drawers.  It's actually a little more brown than it looks in the pictures.  I used ASCP in Old White as a base coat, then painted CeCe Caldwell's Seattle Mist (which is my new favorite color) on top, sanded down, and sealed with wax.  Seattle Mist is a really pretty gray/brown.

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  1. I love the weathered look you achieved - very Restoration Hardware!

  2. Thanks Sharon! I think it's a love it or hate it look. :)

  3. That looks so pretty - what a drastic change! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up this week - Stacey of Embracing Change

  4. Hi
    I see we have alot in common...Painting furniture one of my favourite things to do...Your newest follower, I invite you to visit my world as well...
    Blessings Lori

  5. Sorry if this keeps posting my phone is acting up. But which wax did you use?