I’ve been wanting to try the new “Beckley Black” in the CeCe Caldwell Paint line since it’s debut. As I was looking through my garage, I had an AHA moment! This little Bombay Chest was the perfect candidate for just this kind of makeover I had in mind. Isn’t she a sweetheart?
Before…you can’t tell by the photo but she was a little saggy and had some deep cracks on each side panel. My husband did a little sanding of the bottom drawer so it would slide in and out easily and filled the cracks for me. Ahhh, good as new (almost).
I wanted to add a little modern twist. So, after painting her with Beckley Black, I brushed on a top coat of Martha Stewart Living Silver Metallic Paint on the areas I wanted to highlight.
Once the silver dried, I went back over those areas with black. After that dried, I went over those same areas with a damp cloth to expose some of the silver.
I placed a coat of clear wax over the entire piece and sprayed the original knobs silver using Rust-Oleum hammered finish.
Now for the fun part!!! I got out my handy Edge Lock Scotch Blue Tape and ruler to make my stripe. I sponge painted the metallic silver paint between the lines and removed the tape. Yay ~ perfectly straight! Next, I found the number I wanted to use and went in search of a round bowl in my kitchen that the numbers would fit into. I have a set of three white serving bowls that sit into a metal stand and one of those did the trick. I outlined the circle with a pencil then using a ultra fine artist brush and a steady hand, I proceeded to paint over the pencil line. Once that was finished, I sponge painted the rest to fill it in. It only took a few minutes to dry but I waited a little while before blue taping my stencils into place so not to disturb what I had just painted. I used black acrylic craft paint to sponge on the numbers.
Several hours later, I lightly sanded over the silver stripe and numbers so that it would give a slightly worn look and re-waxes over that area. I was still debating whether or not I was going to add the design on top when I originally waxes her so normally I wouldn’t wax prior to placing a stencil on a piece. Not a big deal, it just added a little step to finish her off.
I just delivered her to my space in Furniture Affair yesterday. Wonder how long she’ll last?
Yes, I added another hole in my wall just for this photo shoot. My husband is SO funny. He couldn’t believe I did that. Really? Who does the painting around here? I DO!!! So it doesn’t affect him at all. I’ll fill the hole later and touch up. (No one will ever know except all of you!) We both laughed.
Blessings ~ Judy