Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Antique Chest Reveal

 Hey there friends...the antique chest is done and I can't wait to show you!
After a good cleaning inside and out I removed the two handles it had on the doors so I could add two small key knobs.
Here's the Before...
 And now the After...
 I used AS chalk paint in Versailles. 
When I saw Penny's Mora clock transformation which you can see here I feel in love with this color! It's such a soft green.
 I applied clear wax on the entire piece and just added a little of the dark wax along the edges and in the corners to antique it a bit.
Here's how the space looked BEFORE...
Love this look so much more...
Last year I changed out my nightstand for the skirted table from Ballard and now the hubby's side has the antique chest.
You can see how I added the dark wax along the edge.
I wanted the fancy detail to stand out so I painted it in AS Pure White and distressed it.
The new key knobs.
And a final night time shot.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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68 comments:

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

the table color really brightens things up in an already pretty space!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The chest is fabulous and the color is perfect. You did an amazing job. Love your bedroom, so pretty. Be sure to link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. http://www.astrollthrulife.net. Hugs, Marty

Stacey said...

Martina, that turned out beautifully!

Calypso In The Country said...

I love it Martina and the color is just beautiful!
-Shelley

White Weathered Hutch said...

Great choice of colour!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

It is fabulous, Martina. The new color took it to a whole other level!!!! Jane

Junkchiccottage said...

Martina,
I love what you did with the chest. It is just gorgeous. What a difference in the room too. Much brighter. Just beautiful.
Kris

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It is so beautiful! What a wonderful make over! Lots of great storage too!

Nancy's Notes said...

Martina, that turned out great! What a great color. Oh my goodness, I love the way it looks in your beautiful bedroom!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Martina, it's beautiful, the lighter color looks lovely in your pretty bedroom!

Deserae said...

It's beautiful.....I love the paint color!!!! It looks so stunning in your bedroom.
~Des

Shelia said...

HI Martina! Oh, how beautifully this turned out. The color and the destressing is just perfect! I love how it looks in your pretty bedroom and I see on of your new lamps too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh WOW! The chest was a wonderful piece to start with, but you took it completely OVER-THE-TOP! What a gorgeous piece. I really love that you highlighted the detail. It looks absolutely stunning in your bedroom! Wonderful job Martin! You have really inspired me!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job. Wish I had that talent. The piece is really gorgeous. The whole room looks great!

Pat in Chicago

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This turned out beautifully, Martina! Love the color and the key knobs are a nice addition.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It turned out wonderful!! Don't you just love that color? Thank you for mentioning me, that was so sweet of you!

Kelly said...

I love how that chest turned out! The color you chose is wonderful for your bedside. That was a great find.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

It turned out beautiful! Looks great in your bedroom!

Anne said...

Gorgeous Martina! Love this transformation,your bedroom is beautiful too! Sharing on FB!
xx
Anne

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

This is my first time visiting, I came over from Penny's The Comfort of Home. We've recently painted a couple of pieces of furniture for the first time, we typically don't paint furniture, and we were really happy with how they turned out. Your bedside cabinet is really pretty and I like the color choice. Nice blog!

Leslie Harris said...

Martina this is perfect! I'm unfamiliar with the color but what a great choice. Your design and color scheme in your bedroom was so tasteful before but it's even better now!

Terry Moore said...

You didn't say if you already had this or where you found it. I am looking for something like this to put my printer in and close it away! I am hoping that I find something this summer at a garage sale. Love your transformation!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That turned out beautifully, Martina...and it looks perfect in your lovely room!

AntiqueChase said...

wow, you look like an expert! So pretty

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

This came out GORGEOUS!! and it looks lovely in your room! Something that really caught my eye is the wooden cornice trims over your windows - love 'em! Very pretty room!

JoAnne Weisser said...

It's really beautiful, Martina. The details are so pretty, I like how you highlighted them!

S said...

This is really pretty - well done you!

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Martina, love the chest and how it looks as the night stand. Such a gorgeous job you did. Beautiful room.

Sarah said...

What a fabulous transformation, Martina. This is the perfect bedside chest. Great find and great redo.

must love junk said...

It turned out amazing! And it looks perfect beside your bed, too! :)
Susan

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Very pretty and love that color!

ANNE said...

Just beautiful Martina! I love the colour and the new knobs.

Great makeover!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great, Martina. Love the lighter color next to your bed.

NanaDiana said...

Martina- That looks great. It was pretty even before but it is just smashing now. Love the color. It is soft enough to blend in beautifully with everything. Great choice of color and great job- ox Diana

Something Nice and Pretty said...

It looks beautiful in your bedroom Martina, the color is pretty.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful makeover Martina!...I just love how you changed out the hardware to those great key knobs...such a perfect piece beside the bed...I love your room!...Have a great week!

The Tuscan Home said...

Beautiful, I love it! Your room is gorgeous. xo, Liz

Judy K said...

You did such a great job on the antique chest. I love the new color.

Marie Blackburn said...

Beautiful makeover Martina - it caught my eye over at The Scoop party!
Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

chateau chic said...

Oh Martina, your chest makeover is beautiful!!! You really made it come to life. It brightens up your bedroom too. LOVE IT!!
Mary Alice

Debbiedoos said...

What a beautiful makeover Martina. I love your entire bedroom. Love your bedding too. What a great color for that chest.

Genny said...

Just beautiful! I have a piece that I would love to do this with, but -- I am so nervous to do it! It was my mom's buffet and I think it would brighten up my dining room so much but I'm afraid I will ruin it. And, I'm not sure what color to do it in either. I want a color that will go with everything! Any suggestions? In fact, better yet, why don't you just come out and help me!

Dawn said...

How pretty, I think the paint makes it look more antique than the wood tone did. Beautiful job, Martina.

Kristi said...

I LOVE it Martina!!!! It looks fantastic! My master bedroom is on the list for some makeovers and changes. I think I have both of those colors you suggested for me! Another question.... should I paint the top too? I'm thinking I should!

Just Judy said...

What a beautiful job and love the color!...thanks for explaining the process.
Judy

Barbara said...

Gorgeous Martina!!! I have a road side find night table in the garage which I am planning to paint, I think you may have just motivated me!!! I love the pretty green color you chose too. It looks perfect in your bedroom...enjoy!
XO Barbara

Cynthia said...

Martina this came out gorgeous. The details on this piece show up so much now and I love the new knob!!

Cynthia

Scribbler said...

Beautiful transformation. These are the best ones!

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

I love what you did with that piece, and it really makes a great nightstand. Your home bedroom is gorgeous. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
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Cindy Ritchie said...

Love the color and the new knobs! You did a great job!

Angela Ryder said...

Beautiful transformation! I love the color and it looks beautiful in your room!~~Angela

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Wow! you have done an amazing job with the chest! Love the color and I like how you added the white,highlighting the beautiful detailing:)Love your pretty bedroom especially the bedspread:)Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Poppy

Deana said...

What a gorgeous piece. I love the way you painted it, the color is beautiful and the distressing is just right!

Gypsy Heart said...

Perfect! You're really a pro at re-doing furniture. Love the knobs ~

xo
Pat

Custom Comforts said...

Just lovely Martina! Looks so beautiful beside your bed, like it has found the perfect home.
Cindy

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The chest and the colour are beautiful! I also love your bedding!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Oh I love that color..so soft and restful ; what a lovely transformation and your room is beautiful!

Cindy Cain said...

It is a beautiful piece. I especially Love the key knobs, very classy.

Judy K said...

Martina I really do love the makeover on this chest. I will be featuring it tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party. When you get a chance please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You did a beautiful job! And I love your bedroom. New follower!

therelishedroost said...

Versaille and Chateau Grey are my favorite paint colors and you did a gorgeous job with this find!!!
Best,
Karolyn-The Relished Roost

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

You did an amazing job with the chest! I've never used the dark wax before but now I'm inspired to try it out. And the key knobs are a great addition - where did you get those? Thanks for linking up to Best of the Nest!

Leslie said...

So glad to stumble on your blog from the link-up. I love AS Versailles. I've used it, too, but I like your make-over better. I chose not to use the wax and now wish that I had. Love it!!!!! New follower.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Turned out beautifully Martina, love the color! It's perfect with your bedding. Your blog makeover looks so nice. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
Blessings,
Cindy

pam {simple details} said...

It's gorgeous, Martina!! I wouldn't have ever thought of that new hardware, but it's the perfect detail! Thanks for stopping by Best of the Nest! :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Beautiful job, Martina! I love this color! Your bedroom is gorgeous!

fivepaintedlane.com said...

Martina, I just recently found and started following your blog. Everything about it is lovely!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

This turned out sooooo great!
It's amazing how a brown piece can take on a new life
with some talented TLC!
Bravo!

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