Prettying up an unpainted mini chest
Paint colours used
This is very similar to Ikea’s “Moppe” chest but there are slight differences. The Moppe chest has solid back panels on the drawers, whereas this one has circular holes (as shown in the top middle where I turned it around). I wasn’t too happy when I found out, but that’s what happens when you buy from Ebay and they don’t show everything.
Holes drilled for the knobs and the outer case painted in Antique White.
The 2 lighter drawers have had some antique white added to the blue. These will be decoupaged with paper napkins.
Newly glued and waiting to dry before sealing.
Well, this is great!! I used an acrylic sealer over the decoupaged napkins, and after a couple of hours drying I applied the Antiquax that I used on the rest of the drawers. Look what happened!! A subtle Crackle effect without using my crackle glaze. LOVE IT!
The finished project
The last 2 things I did before waxing was to apply a floral waterslide transfer to one of the smaller drawers, and then dry brushed a darker blue onto the middle drawer, then sanded back to distress.