Coastal Blue Bachelor’s Chest

I gave a little sneak peek of this project on my Facebook a few weeks back, so clearly I was excited about finishing this one!

At first my plan was to strip the drawers and stain them with General Finishes Gel Stain. But, once I stripped the drawers, there was naturally warm, beautiful wood underneath. So i just topped the drawers off with some Danish Oil. I also decided to leave the faux key holes off of the drawers, since these bad boys were experiencing some serious hardware overload.

I painted the actual frame of the chest with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint- a fabulous paint in a really great color. I love how the warmth of the wood pops off of the blue in the finished product!

Luckily, this was a pretty straight forward project, so there isn’t actually a whole lot to write about. 🙂 I used 3 products- GF Milk Paint, Danish Oil and Citristrip.

Oh, one thing I did learn while doing this project was that watering down your paint a tinyyy bit and applying thin coats really helps cut down on visible brush strokes!

That’s about it. Here are the before and afters:

bachelor chest front bachelor chest side

coastal blue nightstands coastal blue nightstands 2 coastal blue nightstand 3

One thought on “Coastal Blue Bachelor’s Chest

  1. I’m here!!! I wanted this when I saw a tiny piece in your previous post!!! Still want!!! Love love love it!! Nice work. And so great to see you today!

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