It is a chest of laminated pressed wood loveliness. I knew that since chalk paint is supposed to stick to any thing, I wanted to put it to the test. My goal of course was to make it look like an old piece. I did two coats of Aubusson blue under a coat of Paris Grey. I have to say the Aubusson blue was shocking for me. The color is different in real life than on my computer screen. I was much happier once the Paris Grey went on. Okay, I will be honest. I have an extremely hard time with change. So, painting the piece other than a white kinda makes me twitch. I have commit issues what can I say?! Enough blah, blah, blahing and on to the reveal.
I don't care for the existing knobs and handles but replacing them seems like it could be challenging and cost money. Before I go, I wanted to share where it is currently residing.
Some of you that have follow me, might recognize those chairs. They are next on the project list. I just need your help. First, should I paint the chair frames? Next, I would love a neutral linen but who really wants to pay $35/yd for the good stuff? Don't get me wrong. I would love it but just can't seem to justify paying it. So, what do you think my options should be? Love to hear your thoughts. Hoping to working on the chairs after reading your advice. Ironically, I drafted this post earlier and just saw Miss Mustard Seed post on chairs that are almost identical. Pop over there to get an idea of what they would look like neutral.
I'm sharing my little french chest over at: