The Makeover Of A Chest

1.31.2010

My first post showed my foyer and the chest in it that I recently refinished. Now I am going to show the before picture and the refinishing process. Please be sure and stop over at Susan's at betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com to view all the others who have joined the party this week.


The before wasn't bad, but I was ready for a change. So I went to Ace Hardware and picked out my base coat paint and picked up all my supplies and I was ready to begin. I lightly sanded the surfaces and put on my first coat of Benjamin Moore Georgian green semi-gloss. I did not use a primer since I was going to distress the piece to make it look old and worn. I also just noticed that this shows the way my dining room use to look. I will share that makeover soon.


Linking to http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/ for Furniture Friday. Please click on the link and see what the other participants are showing this week.


 

  

  

  

The next picture shows a lot of the distressing I did and then painted over it with a mocha glaze and then rub 
off the access glaze. If you take off too much you can just start over again. Glaze is very forgiving and really easy to work with.


  
                         
                                   This is a better view of the glazing done on the side.


  

  

And the next picture is the finished product. I was very proud of how it turned our. Even my husband was impressed since this was the first time I had done this.



I hope that may have given you some idea of how to refinish a piece of furniture with the painting and glazing method. It really is easy. It took me a day from start to finish. Just give it a try. Would love to hear from you.


Y'all come back now,

Kim

12-31-10 Linking to The Lettered Cottage for tutorials party

 

44 comments:

  1. Kim you did a fantastic job!~ I love the new/old look, it really looks fantastic in your entry!

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  2. What a wonderful explaination! That is the exact same steps I take when painting and glazing. I love how yours turned out.
    Penny

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  3. Fabulous chest...♥♥♥ it!

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  4. Great job...I love the look~

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  5. Kim, the chest is so gorgeous! From ho-hum to yum-yum! Love it!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  6. For your first time at this you've done excellent. Well done. It looks wonderful.

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  7. Of course you know how much I LOVED how this turned out. You inspired me to start painting my own furniture! You took the fear out of it once you explained how you did it and I saw the beautiful outcome. Can't wait to see it in person. It's so pretty!

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  8. Hi Kim, the transformation is amazing. I have a little desk that was mine as a child that I would love to paint but am afraid I would mess it up terribly. Seeing this almost, (notice I said, almost) makes me feel as if I can do it. Alas it will probably stay wood toned. Love your chest,you really did a great job. How is your new grand baby? Hugs Kathysue

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  9. Hi Kim, Congrats on your NEW BLOG! Everything looks GREAT. I love the chest. It turned out awesome. I've always wanted to use glaze but was really intiminated by it. You make it look so easy :)

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  10. Kim, what a thrill to find you here in blogland. I have missed a lot of friends that use to be at Micasa. Your chest is just gorgoeus. It is such a beautiful piece to begin with, but the paint just emphasises the fabulous lines of the piece even more. Your vignette on the top of it is stunning. I also looked at the below post and your home is fabulous. I really look forward to seeing more of your wonderful transformations. Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know you are here. Hugs, Marty

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  11. wow, it's like a whole new piece of furniture, it looks great! I love that green color you chose!

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  12. what a great new life for this lovely chest you have done a great job and new blog is great the pics are perfect .Iam looking forward to my visites to your warm and lovely home:)

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  13. You totally transformed that chest! Great job - it looks wonderful in your entry. Welcome to blogland. I started in November and it has been lots of fun. Thanks for visiting me and leaving a lovely comment. Hey-I'll follow you if you follow me! Seriously, I can't wait to see what your next post is. I think we have similar tastes......Delores @ Vignette Design

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  14. Wow!!!! That looks amazing! Great job :)

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  15. STUNNING !!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a gorgeous transformation. Proof, once again, that a little paint and a little imagination can take a piece from "okay" to "FABULOUS".

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  16. What a great makeover, I love it! Thanks for stopping by and your nice comments, welcome to the world of blogging :)

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  17. You did a great job! I would never know it was your first time. Congrats on that new grandbaby!

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  18. Wow this is beautiful! The white really lets the details stand out!

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  19. Wow Kim - well done you! What a fabulous change - as you said, the before was fine but the after is wonderful. Thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comment. Leigh

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  20. Thanx for the tutorial! I am getting ready to brave our fireplace surround if we can all ever get well.

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  21. This turned out great!! After I paint my living room, I'm still thinking VERY seriously about painting my hutch as you suggested. I'm trying to make sure my paint in the living room doesn't clash with my dining room paint and cause me to restart the vicious cycle!!

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  22. This is great, Kim! I think it shows off more of the beautiful details painted, too! I love how it looks like your pets were coming by to see what you were doing. : )

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  23. A day???? A day??? seriously??? That is fabulosity to be sure! I love it, and you are no less then a genius!

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  24. This turned out so pretty. The new paint and glaze really highlights the carvings. Great Job!

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  25. Your furniture piece turned out amazing. What a transformation!!

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  26. wow, this is such an exceptional piece of furniture. you did such a great job with the transformation! i've never glazed, but this makes me want to try it! in the "before" picture, all the gorgeous details of the piece are lost because everything is the same color, but the glaze just makes those details pop. ok, i'm convinced, i'm gonna try it :)

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  27. I love the way this piece turne dout. The lines are amazing and the paint & glaze really bring the details out. I also love the color you picked.

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  28. Great job... girly! I love that shade of green I'm in the process of painting a vintage buffet. You have inspired me... Thanks!

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  29. Could you please give me the brand name/label information for the glaze you used on this chest. Thank you and I LOVE the finished product.

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  30. Good morning Kim,

    I need your help with something,I just refinished the wood clock in my kitchen I love how it turned out. I sanded and painted it barnyard red, distressed it and then glazed it with a metallic glaze in renaissance brown from Hobby Lobby. Now here's my question since the clock came out so good I'm on to a table in my upstairs hallway but not sure what type of glaze to use. What type did you use on your pieces? Martina

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  31. I love this project...you did a very authentic job. I found you on Much to do with Nothing but I actually had already read your post some time ago. Nice to come across it again...makes me want to do my china cabinet. It's fun working with paint and distressing and refreshing!
    xoxo

    Nancy

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  32. I love how this turned out! Its a beautiful piece. Great job. Isnt it fun transforming a piece of furniture?

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  33. i think that the details got lost as a wood stained piece. it is brilliant painted. it makes such a better statement with it's current color...i love it

    cindy

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  34. This is amazing! I'm enjoying your site!

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  35. Kim, this chest is beautiful!!! I am searching for chest to re-do myself (my very first actually!) Hoping mine comes out as good as yours!

    I am so glad that I found your blog - it has truly inspired me! :)

    Come visit me anytime! :)

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  36. Forgive me for my niaveness, but I am considering doing my daughters bureau over and love this look, but do you have a page with a step by step guide for this that I can follow. Or do you know of any other resources that would be good for beginners? Thank you so much

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  37. This is the only step by step I did on this chest. Just sand the gloss off paint two coats of paint and sand in places you want distressed then wax with minwax paste wax.

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  38. At first I thought..Oh no she didn't just paint over such a beautiful piece,but when I saw the after photo I really could see the beauty was much more accented! Very good job!

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  39. I have this exact same chest. got it years ago at an antique store. Love your refininshing job

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  40. I have this same chest. bought it years ago at an antique store. love how you refinished it

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  42. One of those "why didn't I think of that?" kind of things. Like it!




    ~Dana@Haus

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