Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Vintage Chest in Need of Some Veneer Removal

I took in a pitiful looking vintage chest that had good bones, drawers worked well, but the veneer on the top was messed up.  I had not attempted to remove veneer up to this point in my "painting career". Oh, what the heck...let's give it a try.

It was a little tedious, but with some patience, and elbow grease, it all came off.  The wood underneath was not very pretty, so I painted the entire piece.

The base coat is Old Ochre, and the top coats are layers of a custom mix of Duck Egg nd a smidge of Provence.

I needed to replace the top knobs, so I chose crystal to complement the overall feel of the lovely, vintage look.

I loved the vintage look, so I opted to distress this piece more heavily than my general process or distressing around the edges.

The pulls were imperceptible, but with a little paint, you can see the lovely detail in them.

I tried some pretty white knobs, but the new owner opted for the crystal knobs.

She's going to use it in her new baby's room!  Isn't this fun?  I bet the original owner would be thrilled to know this piece has a new life with a new life!  :)

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  1. Looking beautiful Robin-love the distressing!

  2. It's shabby and chic!!!!!! Love the transformation.

    1. Thank you, Mary! Shabby and chic....Yep! That's what I was striving for...glad it didn't turn out shabby and yuck! :)