How to Transform Antique Cedar Chest to Entryway/Side Table!

Feri Designs LLC
by Feri Designs LLC
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Hi Everyone,

I found this gorgeous Cedar Chest from Estate Sales and I decided to from the old-style image and paint it with my own style to make it look more functional, so that it can be used not only as a chest but also as an entrance desk.

If you want to how to paint with my style here is my short video clip about it, it will help for this technique.

First, my husband started to strip and sand until we get a smooth and soft surface, with stripper gel and 220 grid. then we thoroughly cleaned it to remove dust and old surface paint with TBS clean surface. And I started to paint with our left over brown tones. How to paint dry brushed link below.

I always prefer the darkest color as the base and other colors ( Shades)I want to use go from dark to light

You can find different videos on my Facebook business page as well.

I prefered to to keep originally hardwares and painted them with mustard color for a little pop up on this Antique piece that never break down the view antique look.

painting ranking is; dark brown, light brown, beige and mustard

Hardwares are painted with mustard color.

For the top and trims I used stain and glossy finished. But for the base I wanted to use Satin finished cause keep antique look.

And final destination, have u ever try brown and shades as like this style on any piece? What do you think?

Suggested materials:
  • Brown Color & Shades   (Benjamin Moore)
  • Striper Gel (anyone Solvent Based)   (Home Depot)
  • Mustard Color   (Home Depot)
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  • Cindy Smith Cindy Smith on Mar 02, 2020

    Did this have these legs or did you add them ,beautiful work!

  • Jjqq Jjqq on Mar 27, 2020

    I love the color you have on the base - but I'm confused on how you got it. It looks gray to me, but you say brown and mustard colors are used. Could you clarify?

  • Tana Tana on Apr 10, 2020

    Regarding the paints; are they regular paints or are they chalk paints?

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