We’re excited to be participating in the Makeover Madness furniture makeover blog hop today.
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We picked up this chest at the thrift a couple months ago. It had quite a few deep knicks and scratches but was otherwise in good condition.
We used Velvet Finishes paint for the first time on this piece. We started with VF Ready, which cleans and deglosses your piece. Next, we painted two coats of VF paint in the color Timeless. I have to say, I really loved this paint. Unlike most chalk paints, I didn’t have to thin it with water and it painted beautifully with a smooth finish.
After painting, we distressed the entire piece with our sander. The original hardware is perfect so we decided to keep it. I contemplated painting them more of a gold color but in the end, I couldn’t bring myself to paint over that gorgeous patina. I think it was the right decision, what do you think?
I finished the piece with VF Enhance. It’s a dark glaze and gave it a really pretty, subtle antiqued look. Enhance can be used as a sealer, but since I’m selling this piece and I’m weird about making sure pieces I sell are well sealed, I decided to throw a coat of GF poly on top.
Isn’t the color beautiful? I really did enjoy this paint and will be using it again. This piece will be headed to our booth later this week.
Interested in seeing the rest of the furniture makeovers in the Makeover Madness blog hop? Participating bloggers are listed below, and you can see their full tutorials by clicking their blog names.
MAKEOVER MADNESS BLOG HOP
CANARY STREET CRAFTS
A big thank you to Velvet Finishes for providing the paint for this project
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