Hey there beautiful friends!
Today I’m sharing what I did with this three-drawer chest I picked up for $5.25 at the thrift store:
A simple wooden box like this has so much potential! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I started by giving it a good cleaning, then I gave it three coats of Dixie Belle’s Cotton…
The insides of the drawers were kind of gross before:
I pulled the peachy color from the transfer and painted the insides and the sides of the drawers in Dixie Belle’s Apricot:
It took just two coats. Then I painted the fronts in Cotton.
Adding a transfer
When the paint was completely dry, I added this pretty transfer, starting with the bottom drawer:
I cut the top of the transfer apart from the bottom and kept the backing on the top part attached while I burnished the design onto the bottom drawer using the included tool.
Then I was able to line it up with the top drawers, so I could see where to cut it to fit each of those drawers and still have the design line up properly.
I then added the top half of the transfer to the top.
Sealing the finish
I sealed with Dixie Belle’s Satin Clear Coat using their blue sponge applicator, but I did have some help from my angled paint brush to apply the sealer to the insides of the drawers. It was easier to get in those inside corners of those small drawers with the brush than it would have been with a sponge.
This forgotten piece is a real stunner now!
It’s amazing what a pretty transfer can do!
This transfer is the Floral Home from Prima Marketing and I found it on Amazon. It comes with four small designs.
I love the pop of Apricot on the drawers to match the transfer!
The pulls were the finishing touch! The original wooden knobs weren’t doing this little chest any favors, so I switched them up with two that I took off of this secretary, and two that I found in my stash. They got freshened up with some Rustoleum Champagne Mist:
This little box still has a lot of life left in it!
That’s two projects done from this pile, many more to go!
I’ll be back next with the Bombay table:
I hope to see you back here too!
UPDATE: No need to come back! See how I updated this Bombay table HERE now! 🙂
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