So when a friend showed me this chest and asked if I wanted to barter for it, I jumped at the chance. She'd had her eye on a vintage, chippy cabinet door that I had in the shop. She wanted to make a sign for her booth out of it. No worries! This chest was speaking to me, begging for some personality. I figured the least I could do was deliver.
The first order of business was to give it a fresh coat of paint. I used Antique White by CeCe Caldwell.
Even though it only has two drawers, those six little divisions were begging for attention. I wasn't about to disappoint!
You're right! I succumbed to the urge to add numbers! You've seen from my projects in the past that I love to add numbers to things! So I printed out some numbers and used carbon paper to transfer them to the cabinet.
Then I hand-painted them with black acrylic paint and distressed the drawers and cabinet.
I applied a coat of clear wax and a dark wax glaze. Then added new hardware. (caution: cell phone photo below)
It doesn't even look like the same piece! I love it when a transformation takes a piece in a completely new direction!
So I took it into the shop because I had sold three things and didn't have anything else to plug in some of those holes.
But I went to a flea market last weekend and stocked up with some garden goodies that didn't require work from me. When I took those goodies in, this baby came home with me! Hopefully my daughter will be bringing her baby home soon!
Sharing at these parties this week: