Have you ever been given a fresh start?
A do over?
A second chance?
Hank and Elvis have… we rescued them and they got a fresh start with our family.
I was given a fresh start in my career – from lawyer to teacher, from teacher to DIYer and blogger.
And now I give pieces like this a fresh start:
I bought this chest in 2012. It’s been sitting like this – paint peeling, looking like it’s seen better days – by our front entry since then.
I’m participating in the January Fab Furniture Flippin Contest, and this month’s contest is sponsored by General Finishes. (See my disclosure policy HERE.) General Finishes sent me a quart of its Chalk Style paint in the color of my choice to give a piece of furniture in my home a fresh start. I thought Charleton Blue would be perfect for my vintage chest.
Because of all the peeling paint on the chest, I sanded it really well before painting. A finished paint job is only as good as the prep work you do, and I didn’t want peeling paint on this chest any more! I sanded it with 220-grit sandpaper until the surface was smooth, then wiped it down with a tack cloth.
I painted two coats of Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint on it, sanding lightly in between coats. Two coats covered the original dark gray paint really well.
I added peel-and-stick wallpaper inside the drawers and bottom cabinet, and new hardware.
This silver tray is the perfect spot for keys and mail.
A fresh start. Amazing what a coat of paint can do!
Thank you to General Finishes for the paint for this project and sponsoring this month’s contest!
Please see all of the projects participating in the January Fab Furniture Flippin’ contest HERE:
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For more of my “fresh starts” (repurposing projects), click HERE.