Anyway, my sister loves cedar chests as much (if not more) than I do! Last summer I finished this one for her:
She is an amazing seamstress, and she needed somewhere to store her vast collection of fabric.The hunt didn’t end there…next there was this one which she wanted to have refinished for her oldest daughter.
I painted the base in a soft gray “oops” paint that I transformed into homemade chalk paint.
I used a black glaze to highlight the pretty moldings…
…and I painted the handles with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.
I used “ebony” Minwax stain (for the first time) on the top of the chest, and I really liked it! I think it took three coats to get the color as dark as I wanted, but I like that you can still see the wood grain through it.
The bottom drawer had originally been felt-lined, but the felt had—shall we say—“decomposed” over time! I sanded out the fuzzy remains, and then lined the drawer with a fun pink fabric (I used Mod Podge under and over the fabric to seal it in there). I think it is my favorite feature of the whole chest!
Just yesterday I picked up another cedar chest for my other niece…so I need to get motivated to paint some more furniture!
…and…the weather needs to warm up!
Unfortunately (but predictably), the groundhog saw his shadow, so there’s six more weeks of winter for Utah!
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