DIY Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover – Chalk Painted Jewelry Armoire
This is the second-to-newest (to me) piece of furniture in my bedroom hodgepodge. I bought it used on Craigslist for cheap, but I’ve had it now for several years. It sort of has the same look and feel of my other furniture. It was a similar cherry wood stain color — maybe more of a mahogany. But, the style is much more ornate than my Louis Philippe French furniture. It’s more of a British piece, featuring a lovely a floral crest carving toward the top, and Queen Anne cabriole legs.
Materials I used to chalk paint my jewelry chest tower
- A really good paint brush
- Clean with TSP wood cleaner
- Home Made Chalk Paint
- Rustoleum Hammered Spray Paint
- RUST-OLEUM Ultimate Wood Stain in Kona color
- PolyShades by Minwax polyurethane 1-step top coat in Espresso
To makeover my Jewelry Armoire, I started by I removed the drawers and then thoroughly cleaning the piece with TSP wood cleaner. After that, I taped off sections I didn’t want to get paint on. Then, I painted with my Home Made Chalk Paint, leaving time to dry between the four coats of paint I needed. I set the legs on magazines, so I could really get the paint in without soaking the drop cloth and carpet under it.
Since it wouldn’t show when closed, I did not paint the inside of the top. Instead, I left that the former cherry wood color. I also did not paint the inside where the drawers sit, since the paint would just get rubbed or scraped off. And it wasn’t finished before.
The flourish piece on the front was tough to get thoroughly painted, so I used a slightly smaller paint brush to really get in the nooks and crannies.
When the white paint was done, I removed the masking tape and stained the top with RUST-OLEUM Ultimate Wood Stain in Kona color. After it dried, I finished with a protective coat of PolyShades by Minwax polyurethane 1-step top coat in Espresso.
Finally, I used my handy piece of cardboard with holes drilled to attach the drawer knobs and pulls. I sprayed them with Rustoleum Hammered Spray Paint and hung upside down to dry so the handles wouldn’t touch any part of the base and mess up the paint.
When dry, I reattached the knobs and handles to the jewelry box and replaced the drawers. I love the way it turned out!