This hand carved jewelry chest has great details but such an unflattering inconsistent wood stain. It is time to add some color and make it pretty.
Painting a Hand Carved Wooden Jewelry Box in Farmhouse White
I love carved wood pieces. The intricate detailing that someone has put into the piece amazes me. Most of the time though the older pieces need a fresh new color. Let's see how this one was updated.
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Before - pretty carved but unflattering color
Step one is to scrub the chest well with simply green cleaner, warm water and a scrub brush. See how the orangy red stain washes off in the rinse water? To make sure this doesn't happen after being painted the entire piece was sprayed with Zinsser shellac to seal in the original stain once the piece was dry.
add new feet
The carved chest was missing a foot when I purchased it so I bought 4 new feet. I cut a chopstick to make the dowel and glued them on with titebond glue.
Once the shellac was dry it was time to paint. I chose palace white from Jolie Paint. Two coats were brushed on. The carved areas were not painted by keeping the brush more flat to the surface allowing it to skim over.
Farmhouse white carved jewelry chest
Then to seal it all up, Joilie clear wax was brushed on using their great wax brush. To bring out the carvings more, Jolie's dark wax was added as the final step and it is complete.
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