It’s been four years since I first saw the image of the blue bench in Veranda magazine. It was love at first sight, and I’ve been looking for just the right piece to paint ever since.
I first tried painting my husband’s childhood toy box with some leftover blue paint in my garage, but it was too light.
Then I painted an accent wall, but it was too….well, it was a wall.
But, the other night I painted this two drawer chest,
with newly golden hardware, and
wood peeking through the chipping paint,
and it was just right.
Here it is before,
and after… a very happy after.
And just in case you see a photo of a beautiful blue chest and want to create your own furniture makeover, here are the supplies you’ll need when you find that just right piece:
DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Legacy
DecoArt Americana Clear Creme Wax
DecoArt Americana Deep Brown Creme Wax
Clean, white rags
Gold Rub N Buff
Clean the furniture piece with a damp cloth.
Paint the furniture in Legacy
Add water to some Dark Wax and use brush to create a wash over paint
Coat furniture with Clear Wax
Add a coat of Dark Wax
Buff with a clean, white cloth
Use Rub N Buff on hardware. I apply it with my finger, then buff with a clean white cloth.
I’m sharing this furniture makeover with Miss Mustard Seed at Furniture Feature Friday.
See you in class,