There is nothing I love more than finding a great piece of furniture that needs a little (or a lot) of love. This little sewing chest was a great find at my local Goodwill and for just a few dollars it was in the back of my car and on the way home with me to find a new life. The finish on this chest was weathered and scratched, but it has a great silhouette with long thin legs, just enough detail to make it interesting and handsome dark metal pulls. This piece is perfect for my beloved vintage chalk paint technique and seeing that Martha Stewart Crafts offered a vintage decor paint I decided to give this brand a try. You can see my steps in the image below. The best thing about this style of painting with the wax finish is very little prep time. Since you want to have the vintage look, there is not always a need to bring out the sandpaper until you are ready to distress the finish to give it the worn look. After completing and distressing the blue and green paint I added a coat of the clear wax onto the dry surface. This process goes very fast. I did include a little bit of the Antique Wax, which is a dark brown, but make sure if you try this technique, you apply the clear wax first and delicately mix your Antique brown into the wet clear wax. A little goes a long way and it is easy to make lighter colors look dirty if you get carried away with the darker wax. The piece is complete, filled with my sewing tools and is ready to go into the sewing room. Material used for this project: Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint in Parisian Blue, Pear Green, Clear Wax, Antique Wax and a Vintage Decor Paint Brush. I encourage all of you to try a chalk paint project. It is so easy to get great results and it just a bit addictive. A good addiction I think! ~ Lia
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