First things first...
Prep your piece. Your finish is only as good as your prep 😁
I cleaned the piece using Sugar Soap, a nontoxic cleaner made by Frenchic Furniture Paint that removes dirt, grease, grime, even nicotine!
Once the piece dried, using 220 grit sandpaper, I did a quick scuff sand of the entire piece.
Then I wiped down the chest using just plain ole' water to remove sanding dust and any Sugar Soap residue.
This chest was a very dark wood with hints of red. If you're using a different paint, I'd recommend priming first. But it is not necessary with Frenchic Furniture Paint
Time to paint 😁
Using Frenchic Furniture Paint's petite oval paintbrush (great brushes and they make a size for every project), I painted the piece in Frenchic's "Stormy" , a beautiful Lavendar/Blue/Periwinkle color.
To get around the edges and not get any paint onto the gorgeous pink felt, I used a smaller detailed brush