I originally saw this picture of a painted chest on the blog House of Turquoise. I thought it looked simple and elegant, and also would bring a pop of color to a room!
So, with that as my inspiration, I decided to redo the chest that we have in our den. Here is a before picture:
It had a lot of scratches and the hardware was rusty and outdated!
My first step in the process was to cover the chest in Gripper. This stuff is my new best friend! Its so great because you don't have to sand or strip the furniture, you can just paint on Gripper as your first coat, then once it dries, your coat of paint goes on perfectly! Gripper is normally white, but I had the guys at Home Depot tint it a bit since I wanted the option of doing an antique look.
Here is the chest after applying the Gripper:
And here is the finished result!
I am so happy with how it turned out. The color is Halcyon Green by Sherwin Williams and I got the hardware from Lowe's. I wish my camera was better to show the true color, but it coordinates really well with everything in our den.
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