Another lovely cedar chest found in Ancaster from a young lady named Courtney whose grandmother owned this piece for 75 years. If you take a look at the before and after picture it certainly has seen better days.
I refinished the top that appeared to be in really rough shape but after the stripping and sanding, there were a couple of deeper pits in the wood that did not come out. I actually prefer it this way because it looks more aged. Needless to say, it turned out great with the antique walnut stain that I so love. I used Minwax Special Walnut Stain with Minwax Wipe On Poly for the topcoat.
The rest of the cabinet received two coats of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the Old White. It then got a light distressing to highlight all those wonderful details and scallops along the top and bottom of the box. Note the feet that are interesting because they appear to be upside down which makes them look more unique. It was then waxed in the Annie Sloan Clear Wax for durability.
Before and After:
This cedar chest is so cute and would look great in any room not to mention a favourite for any child’s room as a toy collector, blanket box or the more traditional little girl’s hope chest. It measures: 39 1/2″W x 18 1/2″D x 23″ H.
Free Toolbox List of Must Have Items for Your Furniture Painting Business
Yes, Please send me my Free Toolbox of Must Have Resources!