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Cedar Chest Paint Project, Here’s The Plan

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Ok, I’m starting something different.

I don’t want to get too predictable.

That’s no fun.


I purchased this cedar chest from my friend Kendal when she was running Artifacts and I had a booth there. She almost gave it to me, the price was so great. I love Kendal.

By the way Kendal, “Where are my Girl Scout cookies?”

Back to business.

The chest was painted green to start with and I painted it a different shade of green. It was in one of the spare bedrooms for a while and I really didn’t gussie it up any, didn’t even distress it!!

Now it’s been in the living room subbing as a coffee table.


Doesn’t it have lovely details? Some of the decorative molding is gone but that’s part of the story. I love the ball feet too.

This is where I’m getting wild and crazy.

My plan is to paint it with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Boxwood, a dark forest green. But first I’m going to rub a little MMS Hemp Oil in strategic places where I want the Boxwood to sand off easily so the lighter green will show underneath.

Here’s hoping it works. It gets a little sticky at times. I start with a plan but it may get changed more than once during the makeover process.

When I post the finished cedar chest reveal……..well…. we’ll see.

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3 Responses

  1. Mary Anne says:

    Some gals are using vaseline and painted over it, I’ve used candle wax, good luck!

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