Gray Hope Chest

Paisley Ikat Dining Chair

This hope chest wasn’t ugly or in need of repair. It was just tired and dated.  Sometimes you can spruce up a piece of furniture and fall in love with it all over again!  I sanded this chest down with a rough grit sandpaper then wiped off the dust with a damp cloth.  I gave the chest two coats of gray paint, distressed it just a bit on the front, then stained the top.  I waxed this piece for protection instead of using polyacrylic.  I chose to use wax because the top of this hope chest was so beautiful and I knew the wax would make that wood just glow!  And it did too.  I was very happy with how this one came out!


The Ugly Before

Before Paisley Ikat Dining Chair

Finished Project

I’m in my mid 40’s, mom to one grown daughter, Katelyn, and a grandson, Dawson. He is the light of my life!! I am with the man of my dreams and he spoils me, as well as helping along with the furniture when I need help moving things in and out. My other hobbies include photography, scrap booking, reading and of course, decorating my home! My days find me in the office, painting furniture, decorating my home and when I’m lucky, shopping!
I hope you’ll follow along with me on this journey called home.