Oh happy day! It’s Furniture Fixer Uppers day with my friends again, and we have some awesome furniture makeover ideas to share with you!
Since it’s a busy time of year, we usually re-share an older project – like this Lane cedar chest I scouted out at Goodwill a few years ago. It’s actually a pretty funny story of how I found it and brought it home, and you can read about it here.
I’m also sharing several other painted cedar chest ideas further below – the older ones look so gorgeous updated!
Here’s a look at the inside of the vintage Lane chest. The whole piece was in great condition, it just needed a little refresh.
The chest was really low, so Guy in the Garage and I added some curvy bun feet to the bottom. It gave it some much needed height and added a little extra glam that was missing.
Then I painted the outside white with Fusion Mineral Paint. I’ve used this paint several times before, and one of the benefits is there’s no topcoat required.
Here’s how this Lane cedar chest turned out…
I believe it originally had a big cushion on it, so it could also be used as a bench seat.
This vintage Lane chest looks decades newer now, still with the same original good bones it always had. I’m happy to say it found a forever home quickly. 🙂
Now for some more creative painted cedar chest ideas:
This unique piece below had a drawer underneath the chest area. The reddish tint made it a prime candidate for bleed-through, but eventually I beat it (plus the new handles are so chic)!
It’s hard to tell, but the cedar chest below was busted along the bottom and side. I salvaged what I could and repurposed the lid into a totally new project.
Next is a painted wooden chest makeover that was featured in my book Amazing Furniture Makeovers. However, it was later damaged in storage (ugggg) and I needed to redo again…
This next project shows how to layer paint colors on a yard sale chest and add an image transfer for a truly unique style.
The wooden chest makeover below could’ve gone in many directions, but ultimately sometimes simple is best.
Now for some painted cedar chest ideas from my friends (click the photos or links to learn more):
Friend, I hope you found some inspiration in the beautiful painted cedar chest ideas above. I’d love to know which ideas are your favorites in a comment below!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with tips for how to choose the right paint brush for your painting project.
Now it’s time for Furniture Fixer Uppers with my blogging besties.
Below are the Before photos – visit the links underneath to see the amazing Afters and to learn how they did it!