Friday, May 3, 2013

Homegoods Chest Redo

Hello all!  I wanted to share with you another redo.  A couple of months ago, I had purchased a chest on clearance at Homegoods.  It was to be my nightstand for my bedroom. Well, you remember my french lovelies right? 

You know, my 'they will be mine no matter what!" They are great new nightstands. But on a side note, I may repaint my bedroom thus delaying my decision on how to paint my french lovelies.  I digressed, back to the redo at hand.  So, it left this chest from Homegoods unneeded in the bedroom.

Good thing I hadn't painted it yet.  Not really what I care for but I love the shape.  I decided I would use some chalk paint to spruce it up.  I used french linen as a base coat.  Then, I tried to thin down old white to make a wash.  I decided that it was too much all over. So, I just left the top that way.  So what to do with the bottom now?  Of course, duck egg blue!  Then, you know the story.  Apply clear wax.  It needed a little extra something.  So, I added dark wax too.  A little sanding here and there.  I really love how it turned out!

I am not crazy about the original handles but I am sure I will tone them down somehow.  I just had to share it with you.  Again the before to after:


Quite a difference right?!

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  1. This is now a real treasure. Thanks for sharing!!!
    Sandra from South Africa

  2. It really has a lovely shape! Loving what you did with it. :)

  3. Julie, you do SUCH nice work! The little chest turned out So very pretty!

  4. It has a soul now.
    Try soaking the handles in vinegar and salt for a few days.



  5. Love the paint job and especially love the first chest and its details.

  6. Looks great, Julie! Where do you plan on using it??

  7. It is currently in my living room but will probably make its' way to the shop.

  8. I love it, it does not even look like the same piece. I am really getting to love blue and that is such a gorgeous blue!


  9. Love that transformation! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle


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