Hello friends! I have another simple painted project for you today. Don’t you just love a good before and after? How about we do a good after and before? …As in this awfully cute chest:
Here it is before:
Many of you may know what kind of chest this is…
Were you right? It’s a flatware chest!! I know you all want to go dump out your granny’s silver so you can have one of your very own!
Although I do generally love a touch of purple velvet now and then, I had to say good-bye. While demo-ing the velvet, I
nearly broke the lid completely off ran into a little trouble and had to do some minor surgery. Here it is in recovery.
I gave it a couple of coats of AS chalk paint in Pure White as a base:
Then for contrast, I lined the drawer and the insides as you saw above.
Ahh, much prettier! This is contact paper I found at TJ Maxx on the clearance a while back.
A couple of months ago, I painted a little table I found for $5 at an estate sale, in a checkered pattern. I spent a good bit of time measuring to get the dimensions of the squares just right.
I found an easier way to measure out the pattern for my harlequins, so I thought I would share!
How to get the perfect harlequin pattern: (Click on each picture to enlarge.)
Pretty simple, right?
To paint the hardware, I anchored it to a piece of cardboard:
Everything got a little sanding and a coat of clear wax:
I love this little piece. I found it at a thrift store for $6.99, but when I got to the register I realized all white tags were 1/2 off. I only paid $3.49! Score!
I could use it for so many things. I’m thinking bedroom. Jewelry. Makeup. We’ll see.
Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to check it out!
P.S. No children were harmed in the making of this post 🙂
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