So sorry about the dismal photo, but it’s been raining here all week, and I just can’t seem get a decent photo of this piece! I should have taken photos last weekend when we were having a sunny winter heat wave and temps were nearly 80 degrees.
I started with this super long (78 inches!), super heavy, monster from the 1960’s. I bought her for a song from a nice older couple who were downsizing, but had lovingly cared for their furniture all these years. This piece was really well built, sturdy and perfect for replacing my too-small bedroom dresser.
She had dovetail joined drawers and super heavy, nice brass hardware. And lots and lots of storage space!!
I started by stripping the top and staining it a dark walnut.
I used Sherwin Williams “Creamy” color-matched in Behr satin paint with primer. Then I distressed, glazed and finished it off.
I did WAY more distressing than I usually do. I just kind of got going and got carried away. Then I stepped back and gasped. My husband (who doesn’t even feel comfortable painting wood furniture) nearly had a heart attack. He likes how it all came together though, and I think the end product is really pretty.
I painted the brass hardware with an Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
I love the way it turned out and I LOVE having all of this storage!
Have you ever bought and revamped a Craigslist piece?
I bought this cedar chest at a consignment store years ago. It’s been quietly sitting in the corner of our bedroom for the last several years. Most of the time, it’s covered with stuff. Books, laundry that need to be folded and other miscellaneous stuff.
One of my goals this year is to turn our bedroom into more of a relaxing sanctuary. That means getting rid of clutter catching items like this cedar chest. So I decided to move this piece of furniture out of the bedroom and into our living room.
That means a new paint job. Take a look at this beauty. I gave it a light sanding and I painted it in my favorite Behr black: Black Suede. After just a bit of distressing, it was ready to go!
It looks great in my living room.
My dog Rosie thinks so too.
Hi Rosie. You’re in the way. Go get in your bed.
Have you ever revamped a piece of furniture just so you could move it into a new room?