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!
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!
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.
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.
I love this transformation so much!
Natalie@NorthShore Days
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  • Gail Salminen 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.

  • Shelly Moore Shelly Moore on Apr 24, 2021

    Great Colors!!!

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