Painted wood furniture is still popular and this whitewash technique is a great way to give your painted furniture a modern look.
TRY THIS WHITEWASH TECHNIQUE OVER PAINTED WOOD FURNITURE
I purchased the cedar chest at an online auction for $66. Some antique furniture has a classic style and finish that never goes out of date.
The first thing I did before painting the cedar chest was to remove the original lock. This cedar chest was manufactured by Lane and you can order replacement locks for the chests.
There was also a bit of damage to the inside tray and I glued the joint together using wood glue and my crazy way of holding the wood pieces together while the glue dried.
The green felt bottom was originally attached to the tray and I worked and worked to put it back together with no luck.
Next, I had to choose a paint color. My first choice was black but after thinking about it a bit I decided on turquoise. Well, the past few cedar chests I've painted have been turquoise.