Hey there beautiful friends! Thanks for all the love on my first project from my newest haul last week! If you missed it, I started with the secretary desk. I dropped it off at my booth on Saturday morning, and on Sunday, my Mother-in-Law called to say she had just bought it lol. I love that…now I can go visit it any time I want!
It’s time for piece number two from my newest thrift store haul! Today I’m sharing what I did with this three-drawer chest I picked up for $5.25:
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.
If you guessed that I painted it white, you’re right! But I also went a step further…check out how this once very plain box looks now:
Thanks to this pretty transfer, this box is anything but plain now.
I started by giving it a good wipe-down with store-brand Lysol wipes, then I gave it three coats of Dixie Belle’s Cotton…
The insides 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.
When the paint was completely dry, I added the 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.
Then I added the top half of the transfer to the top.
I sealed with Dixie Belle’s Satin Clear Coat using their blue sponge applicator, but I did have some help from this 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, and that was my favorite brush for applying sealers before discovering the sponges.
This transfer is the Floral Home from Prima Marketing and I found it on Amazon. This is the same one I gave away in my last giveaway and it comes with four small designs.
I love the pop of Apricot on the drawers!
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 the secretary I shared on Thursday, 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, many more to go!
If you missed the secretary desk makeover, you can see it HERE!
I’ll be back on Thursday 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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