Vintage Cedar Chest fun makeover
When I posted this vintage cedar chest to be painted it was immediately claimed with a fun changeup for colors. The customer wanted a fun bright turquoise base with a neutral top coat and distressed to still be vintage looking. Here is what was done to achieve her request.
She wanted the hardware painted as well and to be sure the shiny smooth metal had good adhesion I applied Fusion Mineral Paint's Ultra Grip to all and left for 24 hours to dry.
Her first color choice was Fusion Mineral Paint
and one coat over the entire piece
next for the top coat I changed it up to Homestead House Paint Co. milk paint in limestone and applied 2 coats sanding between with a sponge sander when dry
and heavier following the last coat to reveal the azure below as well as some of the wood
I sealed the milk paint with Homestead House clear furniture wax and to keep it feeling aged vintage added dimension and shadows using Homestead House espresso furniture wax . And just to be super durable and easy to wipe, I put on two coats of Polyvine dead flat wax finish varnish.
and here is the finished look.. adorable right, just what she envisioned for her homes blanket storage
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