Before & After :: Blanket Chest

A new client contacted us about refinishing an antique chest.  It's a piece that's been in her family for awhile.

Here is how it looked when she first brought it over:

It's really a cool piece with lots of details. We decided to paint it Annie Sloan's Old White, distress it and then apply dark wax.

Here's how it turned out:

Isn't this just a fun piece?! It would look so great in either a family room or in a bedroom at the foot of a bed. There's plenty of room to store blankets, pillows or other linens.  Lovely!

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  1. I am saving this so I can do the same technique and color someday. Thank you. It is beautiful.

  2. So pretty now. Your pieces are always very classy which I love!

  3. Sharon Essary (sharonessary@sbcglobal.net)January 9, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Your pieces are all so beautiful. You really have an eye for bringing out the lines and details. I have a question for you. I am wanting to start doing some custom work. How do you determine a price when someone brings you a piece to work on?

    1. Sharon, I emailed you the other day - best of luck!

  4. Simply beautiful...thank you!

  5. so swedish lovely and nautical in feel!

    so happy to find your sweet blog via tuesday's treasures!

    when you have a moment, we'd love to have you stop by to say hi!

    smiles to you.

    hello lovely inc.

  6. Lovin' this makeover...thanks for sharing:)


  7. Wow, it's beautiful!!
    I love the way you aged it with dark wax:)

    1. It's certainly a color combination I don't use enough!

  8. That is such a cool piece. Love the new finish.

    1. Thanks, it was a fun project - and the dark wax added the perfect finishing touch. :)

  9. I love this piece! I would've never seen this potential in the original. Thanks for sharing, Patti

  10. What a beautiful transformation! Just loving it!!!

  11. It is absolutely stunning! You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again at the bash, that is, once I get the party live. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. Congrats on the feature at The Dedicated House. You really did do a wonderful job transforming this piece. It's beautiful!

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