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A Calming Little Chest!

A Calming Little Chest!

Before and After, Furniture
I am so excited I get to participate in the The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest again, this month the theme is Come On, Let Your Colors Burst!  It was great to get out of my comfort zone of creams and grays and spice things up a bit!
I scored this cute piece at an estate sale a few weeks ago.  Do you ever walk into somewhere, see something and know you have to have it?  That was this piece, it had so much charm and character, the only problem was the family wanted way more than I could afford for it.  When I am looking for a piece not only do I look for character but the price is a huge factor for me.  I try to keep my prices low, so in turn I have to find good deals in order to turn something for a profit.  When the family wouldn’t budge on their price I had to walk away from this piece, which was no easy task.  But lucky for me my Mom went back a few hours later and they had marked it down to my original offer, we were meant to be together!  
I love the soft serene feeling this chest now has.  I painted the outside columns cream so they would really stand out and show off the beautiful details of this piece.  
This paint color was an oops, I took another piece into have it matched and instead of matching it…this is the color we got, which I LOVE so I kept it.

I first sprayed this piece to achieve a nice smooth finish.  After it was dried I roughed up the edges lightly.  I like to sand the edges as it helps to prevent paint chipping.  After the edges were sanded I applied an oil based glaze to really bring out the details.  I just love the charm of this piece!
The top of this piece is worn, it has dings and scrapes.  Usually I would sand them out but this time I left them there, it shows this pieces age and adds charm.  For the top I used General Finishes Java Gel Stain.  

These beautiful knobs I found at the World Market.  Aren’t they just perfect for this piece!  

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9 Comments

  1. Lucy Auburn
    July 1, 2015 at 11:43 pm
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    The colours are so pretty on this piece and those knobs are just perfect! You did an awesome job!

  2. Marie Blackburn
    July 2, 2015 at 9:11 pm
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    What a beautiful chest makeover and the paint oops is fabulous along with those gorgeous knobs. I must say Brooke, you do such beautiful makeovers!

  3. [email protected]
    July 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm
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    Gorgeous!! Thank you for participating in this months Fab Flippin Furniture Contest!!

  4. Michelle James
    July 4, 2015 at 7:12 pm
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    Wow! This is just beautiful. I love the colors and that you left the top wood. It looks so nice the way you have it displayed too. Nice!

  5. Kimberly Lewis
    July 5, 2015 at 10:25 pm
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    Beautiful! This looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  6. Kammy Wielenga
    July 7, 2015 at 8:33 pm
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    Featured on today's trash to treasure Tuesday. 🙂

  7. Susan
    July 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm
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    what great colors! this turned out really nice

  8. Robin @ ReDo It Yourself Inspirations
    July 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm
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    Wonderful look altogether. Those knobs are so pretty!

  9. Michelle Lepak
    July 27, 2015 at 12:13 am
    Reply

    This is so pretty! I love how it turned out. Thanks for participating in the FFFC for this month. Beautiful job! Michelle @ Dandelion Patina

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