…Antique Oak Chest

This tall oak chest is mid to late 1800s old. I stared at this in my garage for about two weeks debating if I should even paint it. The wood has a wonderful primitive look and a couple of the drawers appeared to be something other than oak which added more interest to it. But, what I really love about this is the paneled sides and the little key bonnet cupboard in the front.

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After staring this down for a while, I decided to paint it but leave the top alone. I just lightly sanded and applied Tung Oil to freshen it up, so I guess we compromised (sort of).  Since I love using paint to transform furniture, I knew the only color that would work the best on this was some good old fashion ASCP Old White with a little Country Grey on the drawers and then a Clear Wax finish.

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I kept the original hardware which is in pretty good shape.

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I love how pretty this turned out and I’m a little obsessed right now with the Old White and Country Grey two tone. I can picture this in a little girls room with a vintage footstool in front that she can use to look in the mirror. Adorable!

Currently listed at $429

Located at Uptown Market Antiques & Uncommon Goods | Wilmington, NC


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