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.
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:
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.