Before and After: The Chest


January 8, 2016, posted by Gina – Many years ago we inherited this little chest straight from the 60’s from my mother-in-law. I wondered what I would do with it and ended up painting it bright red at the suggestion of a couple of ladies who were helping me redecorate my home. We stored a set of crystal in it and loved it both for its beauty and usefulness.

Red Chest - Violet

Over the years I grew tired of the red and now the colors in our new home are more neutral. So, for the past year whenever I would pass the chest, I told myself I was going to paint it.  Finally, I decided to take the plunge.

I went to a really cute store that sells Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I settled on a color and learned about the process.  As I began working on the chest I saw that everything the salesperson shared with me was accurate.  The paint was thick, did not need a primer and dried in about 25 minutes.  It’s like a miracle.  So in one afternoon (and a little into the night), I transformed this little chest.  Here is the after:

Transformed chest - Violet

What do you think? Do you prefer the red or the new neutral color? Have you given a piece of furniture a facelift with paint? Let us hear from you! To leave a comment, click on the title of this post and the comment form will appear at the bottom of the page.

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