Striped Beachy Blanket Box


Over the Summer I finally decided to make over my old blanket box, that I've had for about 12 years. It had seen better days and was looking really dated. Time for a bit of love and paint!
striped beachy blanket box, painted furniture
striped beachy blanket box, painted furniture
The first order of business was to remove the hardware (those corner arrow things, had to go!) The bottom edging was just awful, many a toe had been stubbed on those sharp corners, so they were ripped off too!
striped beachy blanket box, painted furniture
After giving the whole chest a good clean, I painted a layer of primer on and sanded a few panels and left them un-primed so that I could stain them. I used leftover paint samples to paint the wood panels. It was great fun mixing and matching the panels and a few had to be re-painted so that it looked more cohesive. Other than that, there was no rhyme or reason to the colours.
striped beachy blanket box, painted furniture
Once painted, I hand sanded and distressed the entire chest, then applied a couple of layers of polish to protect it. The side pulls and original latch went back on after a good clean. And I think it looks great.
The colours compliment each other and the chest fits perfectly with my beachy decor.
striped beachy blanket box, painted furniture
I love this transformation so much!

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  • Ginger Robinson
    on Jan 30, 2015

    What an awesome job you did!

  • Gail Salminen
    on Jan 30, 2015

    @Natalie@NorthShore Days you have definitely captured that 'beachy' feel. It looks wonderful a great addition to any room or even on the deck. Love the colours you chose. Thanks for posting.

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