Painting a pine chest
Pine chest makeover

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?!


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