The Madonna and Child Chest

By Nicole Martin, Owner at Altered Ending

Winning Category

Imagine you're exploring and Old, Abandoned Manor or Church...........somewhere deep in the European countryside.

You almost don't see her. She's in the corner, next to stacks upon stacks of dust covered junk.

As you make your way closer, you can see her curvy legs and a tiny glimmer of gold on a handle. As you wipe away the dust covering the front, you see the image of the Madonna and Child. Old.............Worn...........GLORIOUS.


I painted this piece with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen and Old White. 

I used "wet distressing" on the paint to give it a more "natural" aged look.

The image transfer was completed using 1 gel from Heirloom Traditions Paint. I aged it significantly using my hand sander. I wanted it to have a "hundreds of years old"  look.

I used General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin for the final topcoat. The other product I had sealed it with wasn't strong enough and I was already seeing marks where I had set staging pieces.



Products Used

  • High Performance Topcoat Sealer

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