I am so excited about how this chest of drawers turned out. This is what she looked like before. Don’t worry this isn’t a real Eastlake chest.
I couldn’t wait to see what the Silver Leaf Rub n’ Buff would look like on the top so I went right for it. Even before I did my repairs… Shhh… don’t tell.
When I took off all of the old hardware, I found 3 holes. Since I was going with single drawer pulls, I went ahead and patched the other two with wood patch.
For the paint I chose Benjamin Moore’s Radiant Skies. The trim and key-holes are Rub n’ Buff Antique Gold.
After one coat of paint, I distressed with an 80- grit sanding block. The second coat is a light coat of Valspar’s Antiquing Glaze. I finished up with a quick white wash to brighten the piece.
I sealed her up with Johnson’s Paste Wax.
Since it was an older piece and had stinky drawers, I added a few sheets of my biodegradable dryer sheets to freshen it up.
I love this little chest. I think it looks like it belongs in princess’ forgotten tower.
And of course she is for sale. But until she goes I will be enjoying her in my new office.
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