3.23.2016

Beautiful Behr's Bermudan Blue Cedar Chest


Behr Bermudan Blue Cedar Chest

A couple of weeks ago I went to a new to me Goodwill store near by and scored some pretty awesome pieces.  One of them was this upholstered top cedar chest made by Lane, it was in pristine condition.


I went to Joann's Fabric store with a picture in my mind of what I wanted but when I saw this fabric my whole vision flew out the window and out I went with this fabric.  I loved the big, bold print and the colors where beautiful.  I knew I wanted a color that would pick up from the blues in the fabric.  I had the perfect color Behr's Bermudan Blue.  It's the same color we have on our front door.

Behr Bermudan Blue Cedar Chest


I removed all twelve-thousand staples (OK, so I exaggerated in this number but that's how tedious removing staples from upholstered pieces is).  The foam underneath was in excellent condition, no stains, yey!  I did however feel like it could use a little batting  so I went back to Joann's and picked up a yard.  The batting gave it a lot more of a plush feeling, and softened up the edges from the wood underneath the foam.  I centered the fabric, cut it and stapled it on, it looked gorgeous.



Behr Bermudan Blue Cedar Chest

The chest itself was in great condition, so all I had to do was remove the hardware and wipe the chest down with TSP.  I made my own mix of chalk paint and got straight to work.  The chest took three coats of paint to get it nice and uniform.  I let it cure and then applied two coats of gloss poly sanding between coats.  The hardware was very chunky so I really liked it, all I had to do was give it a good scrub with Bar Keepers Friends and it was nice and new again.  I love how the golden, brass color of the hardware pop against the blue.

Behr Bermudan Blue Cedar ChestBehr Bermudan Blue Cedar Chest


Once the paint was cured, I reattached everything back on the chest, and stepped back and gazed at how beautiful it turned out.  I'm so proud of myself for this piece.  The cedar chest itself is amazing, I love the bold color choice I made and the bold print on the fabric.   I loved using this beautiful Behr's Bermudan blue on this cedar chest. I think this piece is going to look amazing in someones home, either at the foot of their bed or by an entryway, where ever it ends up it is sure going to be a statement piece.



That's the story of how this boring beige piece was turned into this  Beautiful Berh's Bermudan Blue cedar chest... The End...

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13 comments:

  1. This looks so cool, thanks for sharing on The Homemaking Party.

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  2. Fabulous makeover! I have a chest that looks just like your 'before'. I'm reconsidering now! Mimi xxx

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  3. thank you for your compliments ladies!

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  4. LOVE the fabric you chose, it looks so great with the blue you put on the bench. Great update!

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    1. When I saw the fabric I just knew it had to be a bold blue! Thank you!

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  5. Loving your makeover of this chest! The fabric and the paint color are perfect for that fresh cheerful feel! It turned out lovely! I hope you have an amazing day!
    Smiles!
    Terry
    The Curator's Collection & Making Broken Beautiful (Thursdays)
    http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com

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  6. I'm glad you enjoyed the makeover, Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. That's a fabulous bench and great tutorial!! I love this!! Would love to see you at my craft party which is new Thursdays at 7pm EST. Have a great rest of the week!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and the invite I'll make sure to check it out!

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing at my craft party on Thursday! I love this bench!! Would love to see your newest posts this week, which starts at 7pm EST.

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  9. Wow! What a difference the paint and fabric made. The chest turned out beautiful and I love the paint color. Thank you for sharing at the Talented Tuesday link party. Have a great week, Kim

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  10. Okay, wow. I own this exact chest. My mother bought it for me when I was a teenager, and it's been moved and shifted back and forth over the last 30 years (yes, it's at LEAST that old!) and lived in her basement for awhile with renters. Somehow some of the wood veneer has been chipped off the two front corners and it looks awful. I want to give it an updated paint color (probably off-white) as well as recover the foam top (the woven/needlepointed fabric covering is still in excellent shape, but it's drab and outdated looking...) and this post shows me that it CAN be done! Yay! I'll have to research "chalk paint" and "gloss poly sanding," but thank you so much for the tips and pics.

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    1. So glad this makeover inspired you to re do yours! Go for it, you will not regret it!

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