coral painted chest
Room Makeovers

Coral Chest: My Obession Continues

coral painted chest
coral painted chest

As my obsession with coral gets totally out of control I find myself wanting to use more of it in every room.  I am totally obsessed with coral. I found this chest at a thrift store and it was in great condition. It’s the perfect size for the guest room and it has a decent amount of storage space. It was screaming to be painted coral.

This is the before.

thrift store chest
thrift store chest

Once I got it home and started painting it I was pretty surprised to find this.

coral painted chest
coral painted chest

It’s from Pier One! I’ve never bought any furniture from Pier 1 and this piece is the real deal. It’s actual wood.

I painted this piece starburst orange which is a Benjamin Moore color but I used a combination of Valspar and Glidden paints.

Since I wanted to use the original ring pulls WITHOUT the plates behind them I had to make an adjustment. I used Plastic Wood to fill in the holes that had been drilled to hold the plates. Plastic Wood is perfect for this kind of job because it can be painted or stained.  Once it was sanded and painted there was zero evidence of the outer holes.

wood filler to change hardware
wood filler to change hardware

I spray painted the pulls with metallic gold spray paint by Ace Hardware.

Gold spray paint & Rub n Buff
Gold spray paint & Rub n Buff

Then I used Rub-n-Buff in gold leaf to paint these weird little accents.

gold leaf rub n buff
gold leaf rub n buff

Much better.

It’s perfect next to my little chair with the DIY spot fabric.

coral chest before and after
coral chest before and after
painted coral chest
painted coral chest

I finally have a little extra storage for my clothes which means it doesn’t constantly look like a clothes bomb exploded in here. So are you obsessing over anything lately? I would love to know I’m not the only one!

I’m linking up this week at the following AMAZING blogs.

Liz Marie Blog

Miss Mustard Seed

Suburbs Mama

Finding Fabulous

DIY Showoff

Give Me the Goods Monday at Rain on a Tin Roof

A Stroll Thru Life

The Blissful Bee

Domestically Speaking

Not Just a Housewife

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