Remember that one time I accidentally took a little blog break that was totally unintended? Yeah, that just happened. Whoops! My days have been a huge jumbled mess and I honestly didn’t even realize it lasted that long! But, I am back on a schedule and feeling good. Back to business!
While in the process of organizing our house, I needed to find extra space for some of my husbands sweaters that don’t fit in our tiny closet. I’ve had this vintage cedar chest for years and finally decided to give it a makeover and add it to our master bedroom for extra storage. And I mean, any chance I get to bust out my sander and some paint, I’m all in!
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- Paint (I used KILZ Magnolia Home Chalk Paint in Yarn)
- Paint Roller
- Wood Stain (I used Minwax in Provincial)
- Old Rag
When it comes to painting a piece of furniture, the hardest part is always deciding on a color. People always show me a piece and ask me for suggestions, but I always tell them that it depends on the area they are planning to put it. You really have to take into consideration the colors already in that space before you decide.
I am all about balance. So since this room already has a lot of dark colors, like our bed, floor, and furniture, I chose to paint it white, with a wood top to break up the quilt from the chest. I think it worked out great in this room.
Also, a lot of my painting projects are sloppy, on purpose. I don’t need a perfectly painted piece that looks flawless, it doesn’t go with my style. I like things that look naturally old, with chips and imperfections galore. So I’m a messy painter which makes for a quick project!
I love that this chest has the original tag on the inside. A true vintage piece with so much character and charm! Is there anything better!? And the best part is it is functional too. All of my husbands sweaters will have a safe place to land now.
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Gotta love a project that takes no time and has a purpose. Now we have a new piece of furniture in our master bedroom, and some added storage on top! Win win in my DIY book!
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