After living with this chest for many years, I knew that I had to make a decision to keep it or let it go. The original dark color no longer fit in with my current aesthetic, but it was serving us well as a entryway table.
I loved that it had drawers that we could drop our keys and sunglasses into as we walked into the house. It was the perfect height.
Decision made. I had to keep it! I decided to use some homemade chalky finish paint to make it pretty again.
My paint recipe was simple: 1 part Plaster of Paris, 1 part water and parts latex paint. Mix the water and Plaster of Paris together and then add this mixture to the paint.
This paint dries quickly and no sanding is necessary. The only sanding that I did was when I had to fill holes and sand when I replaced the drawer pulls. Easy!
Basically, this do-it-yourself project required two coats of my homemade chalky finish paint and four new drawer pulls. The drawer pulls were about $2.00 each from my local big box hardware store.
Another quick DIY in the books!
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