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Painted Furniture Makeover { Foyer Chest Before and After }

Two Tone Paint Project Includes Complete Tutorial

This may just be my favorite two tone paint project. The color combination is perfect. Linen and off-white go together like peanut butter and banana.

furniture makeover project before and after Petticoat Junktion

 How are you guys today? Wasn’t it a great weekend! I made it out to my shop and actually painted a piece of furniture….shocker. Bet ya’ll thought I forgot how.

project before Petticoat Junktion

It’s a nice solid piece manufactured by Hoosier Desks. That’s what’s stamped in the drawer. Now I know it’s not a desk but what would you call it?

Painting furniture Petticoat Junktion

I removed the doors to paint them. I really hate to do this because sometimes they don’t go back on right. I tried to paint them without removing them but that was a pain. I ran into stripped screws and misaligned magnet door thingies. I’m telling you guys…it takes 2-3 times longer to prep a piece than it does to paint it.

painting hardware Pettiocoat Junktion

I painted the handles for the drawer and bought some fancy knobs at Hobby Lobby for the doors. I purchased 3 sets of knobs because I didn’t know which ones would work the best………and because they were all cute! None of them worked….I mean….they looked ok…but not what I was going for.

painting furniture hardware Petticoat Junktion

I found a couple of wood knobs and painted them to match the drawer handles….a flat grey/brown special paint mix…by me.

Reclaim paint project Reclaim Beyond Paint before and after photos

The furniture casing is Beyond Paint in Linen and the doors and drawers are Beyond Paint in Off-White.

before furniture makeover and after Petticoat Junktion

The knobs and handles are dark and they really pop against the off-white.

Reclaim paint project Reclaim Beyond Paint before and after photos

After the handles and knobs were put back on, the foyer chest was all ready to go….but it didn’t look right. I told the JTS I was going to distress it. He agreed that it needed distressing because it was too……something….. I’ve brought him over to the dark side.

He had an appointment in the cardiac department at the VA last Friday and the nurse told him he could drive, mow the yard with the riding lawn mower, and not go fishing. Making progress.

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Have a great day,

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. All I have to say about you and all the awesome diy’ers out there, is a line from The Righteous Brothers song:
    You’re my soul and my heart’s inspiration
    You’re all I got to get me by
    Love your work. Take care of you and your Veteran. Thank him for his service!

  2. Debra, I didn’t take it negative at all. I understand that everyone doesn’t like heavily distressed furniture. One of my best friends doesn’t like it at all! I’m sure you will be seeing a lot more distressed furniture from me along with non-distressed. Thanks for reading the blog. I love sharing little tips and techniques.

  3. I hope you didn’t take my comment in a negative way. I have always liked your work and have been following you for a couple of years now. I have also learned a lot form you as well. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.
    Best regards always

  4. I love they way you are painting your furniture these days. I like them so much better then the havey distressed look that you used to do. They were also nice but these are really nice. Best wishes

  5. Kathy,
    You have a magic touch when it comes to knowing how to paint furniture. Beautiful job on the pi am glad your hubby is getting better. I am so glad you had a creative day.
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

  6. Really like this piece, see above it’s called a credenza. could be small cupboard also. I’d sure use it in my kitchen. Like the gray you used and how you did the hardware. You did great job rehabbing it but then you always do.
    So glad to hear your hubs is recovering well and in timely manner. Too bad about the fishing tho huh? At least he can mow the grass now. And he can drive already. That’s great. When hubs had his stroke it was almost 5 months before they let him drive. He’s not a good passenger, too much of a control freak. We exchanged a few words there towards the end. I had asked the dr if it would hurt if we had argument and explained the problem. He said to go ahead and vent at him. lol Happy week

  7. yea for jts boo on no fishing … it looks like a foyer chest to me or a thingie ha ha no matter what it is called he sure looks purty… i love those big knobs and the fact that jts is over to the dark side too funny xx

  8. I’m glad your husband is doing so well. That’s a small credenza aka console and probably was part of a set of office furniture.