May 242016
 

Another old purchase updated – this time a little chest of drawers that I bought from Lakeland Ltd around 15-20 years ago.

Pretty little chest but I’d tired of the dark brown wood, so it’s my latest victim.  I apologise for forgetting (again) to take a before photo, but I did find an image online of something with a similar finish and with the same little matching brown knobs that this had.

brown

I gave this a base coat of Chateau Grey, and when that was dry, I applied a colourwash using a very watery coat of Paris Grey.  Once fully dried, I “wet distressed” it by rubbing areas with a wet cloth.   Finally, finished off with Annie Sloan’s White Wax and some pretty little handles that I found on Ebay (where else?!).

upcycled mini chest

upcycled mini chest

upcycled mini chest

upcycled mini chest

upcycled mini chest