Wooden blanket box / toy chest – no more orange pine!

In the last makeover post (transforming a vintage chest of drawers rescued from a skip), I mentioned that I had also acquired a dated pine chest and drawer unit which had been used for toy storage:

Any storage is useful in my book, but I knew it would certainly benefit from a little bit of cosmetic help.

Out came my Annie Sloan chalkpaint, this time the ‘Old White’ which is a nice ivory kind of shade.  I wanted to go a little heavier with the distressing, so visible brush marks were not a problem and I just used one coat of paint.

I applied my wax with a brush, rather than using a cloth, and it seemed to be quicker.  After little buffing with a soft cloth, I got busy with a sanding sponge, paying particular attention to corners and edges.

Once I’d seen these little blue and white striped ceramic drawer knobs on Ebay, I knew they were the ones, so quickly ordered them and couldn’t wait to try them on the drawer…

… and here is the finished look, as it is today:

The final touch was to line the base and drawer with pretty scented lining paper.

Pretty cute, huh?

Now, what can I tackle with my chalkpaint next, I wonder?!


© Copyright 2012 Antonia, All rights Reserved. Written For: #tidylife


  1. August 28, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    i love the knobs you used on this piece! they are adorable! the chest is too cute!

  2. August 29, 2012 / 10:23 am

    Hi there, the paper liner was from TK Maxx (that might be TJ Maxx where you are) It was in the discounted section, which was even better! I love your ASCP project, you pulled it off beautifully. Now following you 🙂

  3. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    September 3, 2012 / 8:35 am

    Love the chest and those cute little knobs!

  4. December 8, 2012 / 8:17 am

    This is lovely, I could desperately do with something like this for my Sons toys. Xx

  5. December 10, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Yes, I love chests for toys – even little ones can chuck stuff in at tidy up time! X

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