1.08.2013

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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19 comments:

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

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

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  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?

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

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  4. Simply beautiful...thank you!

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  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.

    michele
    hello lovely inc.

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

    Blessings,
    Linda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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