Outdated Chest of Drawers Updated Masculine

Written By petite karinne on Monday, April 20, 2015 | 2:23 PM

Oh boy!
Old furniture and a growing boy. I've had my work cut out for me. 

While updating our son's bedroom from little boy to young man, we chose to keep his furniture. In doing so, painting was a must. 

To make it masculine, I decided to do a two tone finish. Keeping the original wood top and painting the rest with Country Chic Paint in Liquorice.

After a light sanding of the chest of drawers, I applied two coats of this yummy Liquorice shade. It's perfect for the masculine look of the room. 

Once the paint dried, I distressed the high areas and rubbed in clear wax.

Then I attached the drawer pulls I found at Habitat for Humanity Store.

I love the aged look of the finish.
Looking old but new... the difference in the room is knocking it out of the ball park.

The chest went from outdated to exactly what we are looking for... young man.

Our son can use this throughout his teen years

It has a classic look.

Now I'm off to paint the matching dresser and mirror to do the same.

The rest of the room currently has piles of organizing and redoing going on so you're not getting the whole picture, so to speak ;)

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