The "mean girl" chest turned into the "beauty" chest It seems like every item of furniture I acquire comes with a story and I end up naming the furniture. Can you believe this chest was called the “mean girl”? Here is how it received the mean girl name. My amazing sister and I were trying to figure out how to carry this heavy chest down two stories of very narrow stairs when a little girl came up to my sister punched and then kicked her, ouch! I guess this little girl was not happy to see this chest go, lol.
How I transformed this beauty…
The top of the Bombay chest was cleaned, stripped and then sanded. I then used GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain let the top dry for several days. I then applied GF whitewash wood stain, wiped the stain off then applied weathered gray stain. I then repeated the process again… GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain, GF whitewash wood stain, and GF weathered gray stain. I sealed the top with 4 coats of General Finishes High Performance Topcoat.
The body of the chest was cleaned and sanded with 180 sand paper. I applied a custom mix of DIY paint. I then applied texture powder randomly. I sealed the chest with 3 coats of HPTC. For the finishing touches I used Country Chic Antiquing Wax.