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Friday, March 27, 2015

An Easy Paint Makeover Project...

Lately, I've been working on a lot of painting projects.  It always amazes me how a little paint transforms a piece!  You might remember seeing my old wood cubby...


We've had this piece in our sunporch for several years...here it is last Christmas...


I found it years ago at a garage sale.  It's simply made of plywood, and wood tongue and groove planking...probably a garage and tool storage piece. 
 I've been wanting to change this up for awhile now.  I used Deco Art
Americana Chalky Finish paint in Yesteryear, a nice light gray.


I painted the sides and the front facing...the top and interior were left in the natural contrasting wood.  I did one light coat, allowing wood tones to come through the paint for a wonderful old looking finish.  I gave the paint a coat of Americana Clear Wax, and applied the wax to the wood top, too...giving it a lovely finish.



We wanted to use this piece in our living room against our stair railing.  It is the exact size of one part of the railing, and serves to give the room a more grounded feeling, rather than being so open to the entryway.


It is a wonderful place for my urn of naturally shed antlers...


I also found a lined crate at Homegoods, and gave it a quick coat of Americana Chalky Finish paint in the Relic color.  It makes the perfect place to store magazines, and fits under the cubby...



I'm loving it in the living room now...


I am a blogger for DecoArt and received some product used in this project...all opinions are my own. 

Until next time...