|JB Chest (After)|
I have a fun makeover for you today! This antique pine chest had been in my son's room for quite some time, but we replaced it with a larger pine chest that we got at the Brimfield Antique Market. So thought it would be fun to paint this one and try and sell it. This is the before:
|Pine Chest (Before)|
Nothing wrong with it at all. It has solid bones and I love the darker stain, but really didn't like the yellow toned pine.
So I got my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint out and mixed a custom color. I did Napoleonic Blue mixed with the lovely Aubusson, a muted French Blue. The details were painted in ASCP Paris Grey. ASCP clear wax was applied to the whole piece except the top and knobs. I applied dark wax to the grey trim and details:
|Applying ASCP dark wax|
It really brought out the beautiful carvings that were lost in the yellow pine:
|Paris Grey with dark wax on detail|
I love the dark rustic top and the original knobs.
I really think the blue and grey mix gives this chest a nautical look. Perfect for a boy's room!
Here's some more images of the finished piece, the side pannel:
What do you think of the color combination? These old pine chests really say New England to me. I'm hoping someone down in Plymouth falls in love with it.
|JB Pine Chest (After)|