Friday, August 16, 2013

Chippy Black Chest

Hello strangers!  The piece I’m sharing today may surprise you…

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Ta-da….black!  I always receive messages from readers asking me to post black pieces so they can get design ideas.  The problem is that I have traveled through a dark furniture phase and seem to have ventured into a neutral white, gray, creamy phase.  It happens.  So, I don’t have anything against dark pieces {in fact, I’m obsessed with this chest} but I just haven’t had any custom requests for black pieces.  So what changed, you say?  Well, I sent the amazing hubster to pick up 2 pieces the other day, one of which was this chest.  It was pretty banged up and didn’t look like anything special.  In fact, the current make-up it was sporting was dull, black spray paint, which I’m typically not a fan of on pieces like this.  However, with a nice beating from the sander and some stain and wax magic, she looks beautiful and full of life!

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What is your go-to black {brand and shade}?

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  1. Wonderful classy piece!

  2. Anonymous8/17/2013

    Cindy - your work is brilliant you certainly have an eye for what goes !! Would love to see a piece of furniture done in Annie Sloan's Primer Red.

  3. Paula O8/18/2013

    I love your piece and was wondering if you used stain or paint? It is exquisite!

    1. paint, then stain, then wax. :)

  4. This is a gorgeous piece. Love, love, LOVE it! I'm so happy I found you over at The Shabby Creek. Off now to search the rest of your blog!

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  6. I like black furniture still, I have a small 3 drawer black chest in my entry way

    I like the black chest I Like the set back on it and seen one at an estate sale and wanted it so bad, however big price on it

    I bet someone will want it pretty quickly

  7. That came out AWESOME! Good job gurl!

  8. That is such a beautiful piece!! I have a black buffet that I've been wanting to freshen up and I think what it really needs is a bit more distressing and "vintage"-ing up. LOL!

  9. Very sophisticated in black! General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black is a great color to try too!

  10. Totally beautiful !!!! I'm new to your side, you are gifted on showing others your knowledge...thank you so much for sharing........I found a piece of furniture just like yours and I was wondering if you could go over a tutorial of how you accomplished it.....everything is in the detail.......thank you for sharing your talent!!!!!