I have been looking for a French chest for the upstairs hallway for a couple of years. I have found many goodies on Craig’s List during the search but never a chest. Soooooo……my DH bought me this one at an antique shop for our anniversary.
It was a solid piece and cost $86 with tax. It did come with drawers but I was so excited to get to work on it that I had already removed the drawers and started working on them by the time I remembered to take a pic.
The piece had been refinished poorly and had reproduction hardware so I didn’t feel bad about giving her a little face lift.
I used a dark blue-ish grey color as the base coat and a light grey color on top of that. The whole piece was finished off with dark wax.
I bought some vintage handles on eBay and gave them a coat of paint in hammered bronze.
I re-used the lock covers and gave them a coat of paint too.
The total cost for the project including the chest was around $100…..not bad huh?
I’m still working on accessorizing the top……. I just can’t decide on what I like yet?!?!
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