Mid Mod Chest Wood & Green Paint Combo

5 Materials
$70
6 Hours
Easy

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.


Find me on Instagram @pickedandposhed


Find the paint I used on my website

https://pickedandposhed.shop/


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  • Marlene Marlene on Apr 03, 2022

    What color of paint

  • Janie Janie on Apr 05, 2022

    beau transformation. What did you use on the bottom raw wood after sanding and to finish the project?

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 20, 2022

    Picked and Poshed,

    Could you please respond to the two questions that were asked in the 'Ask a Question' section, above.


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  • Ter51279110 Ter51279110 on Apr 27, 2022

    Beautiful piece. Love the color. You have a good eye. Thanks for sharing.

  • KK KK on May 17, 2022

    VERY COOL MOM OF 3. YOU KICKED SOME REAL BUTT THIS TIME. LOVE YOU'RE WORK. GOOD COLOR CHOICES. ELEGANT!! IM PROUD OF YOU GIRL. YOU INSPIRED ME TO DO SOMETHING WITH MY TIRED

    FURNITURE. THANK YOU.

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