Did Someone Say "Bombe"?

2 Materials
4 Days

My DD tagged me on a FB bombé chest ad.
So we drove out to take a look. As I was looking at it, the lady took $10 off just because she was happy I showed up - it's common for people to make appointments to buy furniture off Craig's List or Facebook and not to keep them. BTDT!
did someone say bombe
It was in rough shape and covered in soot (perhaps it was in a smokers house or near a fireplace?) Anyway, it took a lot to clean up and repair the dents and dings that weren't supposed to be there...
did someone say bombe
Krud Kutter is my go-to when cleaning.
did someone say bombe
When I clean my hardware, I soak it over night and sometimes a couple of days in tomato sauce or tomato paste and then scrub them up.
did someone say bombe
Using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, in Graphite, Coco, and French Linen, I layered the colors and dry brushed till I got an old-world look.
did someone say bombe
I'm not afraid to experiment, so when I want to give a bit of depth to my pieces, I play around with the paint till I get what I want.
did someone say bombe
The paint has undertones of gray, so depending on the light, it takes on different shades. One of the drawer glides had to be remade and repositioned a few times to get a seamless and straight drawer slide.
did someone say bombe
Adding stenciling and drawer lining added to the look.
did someone say bombe
A little light sanding over the stenciled design added to the old-world flavor.
did someone say bombe
did someone say bombe
Champagne metallic paint on the pulls and a flat top coat made one-of-a-kind show piece. To see more photos of the project along with detailed instructions, visit the original post at the link below.

For lots of inspiration and options for the just-starting-out or experienced furniture flipper, go to h ttps://valfrania.com where you will find me and all my DIY/furniture re-design opportunities.

Furniture re-design is a great way to add your artistic touch to the world (and it doesn't hurt to rescue furniture to keep them from our landfills!).

Suggested materials:

  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint  (online)
  • Rustoleum metallic paint  (ACE Hardware)
Val Frania {Love My DIY Home}

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