Never Too Late

By PJ at Painted PJ's in Tulsa, OK.

I found this old chest nobody wanted at the Restore.  It had serious condition issues with the drawers, adn the veneer was in bad condition. Maybe I could figure out how to fix it?  I used a steam iron to remove veneer and the wood underneath did not look good.  Rustic? Okay, I'll go with that. I had a pad of steel wool soaking in a jar of vinegar for several weeks, and brushed it over the dresser.  Pickling stain was added and rubbed into the wood grain. Lined the drawers up and used an all over stencil on the drawer fronts. The insides of the drawers were really bad, so I painted and lined the drawer bottoms with fabric. Topped the chest off with General Finishes Flat out Flat topcoat.

Products Used

  • Vinegar and Steel Wool stain. Antique White chalk paint, Pickling stain, GF Flat out Flat Topcoat

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