I had a Hope chest given to me 50 years ago and I decided it needed some loving. Here's how I gave it a new look.
This was stained an ugly brown. I deleted the picture by mistake. Painted it 3 years ago with chalk paint. I hated it all this time. It just didn't pop.
i decided to paint the edges and the legs with Fusion paint. I decided to decoupage tissue on the front and sides with a nice pattern.
I did not like that either. So I removed the tissue and painted it with Fusion Mineral Paint. I gave the top 6 coats of Minwax espresso stain. When that was dried, I light coated the front with Minwax Classic grey stain and more espresso. I purposely left the streaks on the top, I like how it looks.
I then gave the hardware a coat of Rustoleum spray in bronze and light silver. Topped with Minwax polycrylic, 2 coats. I then had to stop because the weather has turned cold and the smell of the stain is too strong to use in the house. But I think it now has the pop I was looking for. Hope you like it as well.
- Minwax expresso and classic grey, polycrylic (Home Depot)
- Fusion Mineral Paint in Homestead Blue (local retailer)