Thursday, June 28, 2012

Reader Makeover: DIY Chest Transformation

One of my favorite things to see is how an old piece of furniture can be completely transformed with some paint and a creative vision! I love what Belle Maison reader, Gail, has done with this old chest - it's a true transformation! In her own words, here's how she did it...

I found this piece up in Michigan near our summer cottage. I had to leave our kids up there to fit this monster in the car and drive it back to Virginia. I knew I could do something with it when the right client came along. It sat all fall and winter without a home. Finally, this spring I realized it was the perfect piece for a client's guest bathroom. I had been searching all over for the right scale piece, only to realize it was right under my nose. It just needed a major makeover! I took the doors off of it to create open storage for towels on the bottom. I then had the inside lacquered in a beautiful soft blue. For the exterior finish I used Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Paris Gray with a clear wax. I kept the original hardware. It turned out to be the perfect piece and my client loves it. - Gail

Before...


After!

Thanks for sharing, Gail!

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6 comments:

  1. I usually cry in horror at pieces of furniture like this one being painted over!
    However, this one has turned out really elegant and beautiful! Very impressed.

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  2. Wow! What a gorgeous piece ... she did an amazing job!

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  3. The before was pretty too, but I guess she needed a different purpose.

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  4. oh, my gosh! i have to say... this is such an inspiring and beautiful transformation! i will so try this some time if i ever see a piece like that. gorgeous!

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  5. More more more!!! I love these posts! Anything on old beds??

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  6. Great transformation, either way and great that she had the insight to buy it when she found it knowing that she could do something with it one day!
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