Cedar Trunk Update


I love vintage cedar chests, it can be a perfect addition to any space because they have a warm, classic look that works well with many kinds of decor. However, age and abuse can wear away at the wood's protective finish, leaving it looking shabby and prone to damage.


This is called a waterfall cedar chest and it’s pretty common. The top had quite a bit of veneer damage and our customer wanted it to be two toned.


We repaired the damaged veneer and painted the top. We painted it with Benjamin Moore’s color Mink, glazed it and did a protective clear coat.


We wanted to add "feet' to the chest for a different look. Our customer chose these legs from Home Depot. 


Because this chest was so plain, I decided to add a little something to the front to bring some visual interest. We also bought this wooden detail from Home Depot.

After we added the new legs and the wooden decorative piece, we painted the base with Benjamin Moore’s color Carlisle Cream, glazed it with Valspar’s antiquing glaze, and sprayed the whole piece with a protective clear coat.


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