Several years ago at an auction I ended up with this old wooden box. Hubby groaned when he saw but me…I saw some potential. Little did I know then that the chest would become part of my testing of Annie Sloan’s Graphite Chalk Paint.
I only put a coat and a half of Graphite on the chest then sanded. The rough sanding is the white streaks that you see.
Here’s how it looks after sanding, soft wax and then dark wax. I have to laugh as so much of what I’ve read about chalk paint has warnings about the dark wax…Me, I love dark wax.
I painted the inside of the lid but not the inside of the box. I can’t decide if I should do something different with the inside of leave it.
…and yes I know I admonished painting wood but I am all for painting something I would never keep in the state the wood is at the present time. This box has been in the garage for two years now and never used…now I just might use it…or sell it.