Mid Mod Chest Wood & Green Paint Combo
I scored this midcentury modern chest from
marketplace for $35! What a find.
I love ornate furniture but I also love midcentury modern.
This piece had great bones but I thought it could be better.
Using my orbital sander and 120 grit followed by 220 grit sandpaper I sanded the legs down to reveal this beautiful light wood. I knew I wanted to embrace that and use a complimentary color for the rest of the piece.
I also sanded down the top as it was cracking and peeling in places.
The drawers were previously lined with this faux marble adhesive paper. Using a heat gun will loosen the glue and you can easily remove the liners. A heat gun is a must for furniture flipping and also great for stripping previously painted pieces and even removing loose veneer.
After scuff sanding the rest of the piece I primed with Wise Owl clear primer followed then painted with Wise Owl One Hour Enamel in the color Foxtrot using a roller. This is a beautiful green that paired great with the wood and sprayed the hardware with Rustoleum Metallic Gold.
Such a great combo even if I do say so myself! Ha
I lined the drawers with this complimentary paper I obtained from a local wallpaper store.
What a dramatic makeover with a little
sanding and paint.
I don’t think it looks like the same piece.
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