Sometimes moving furniture makes you also want to change it's color! I moved this cedar chest into our living room to use as a coffee table, but the wood tone just wasn't working in there. So I pulled it into the workshop and gave it a quick makeover as part of our #30DAYPAINTCHALLENGE!
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You can see how I did it here in this video:
To achieve this look I dry brushed Coastal Blue Milk Paint and topped it with Van Dyke Brown Glaze. The glaze darkened the blue and settled into the texture of the old finish. The overall look is a really dark navy - almost black. I sealed it all with High Performance Top Coat in Flat finish.
This is one of those magical techniques that looks so much harder than it is!!
I love how it's still pretty neutral in the space, but adds just a bit of color. It's a finish that's interesting and brings out the age of the piece. It will also wear well with our feet kicked up on it at the end of the day!
Cedar chest makeover - check!