I have had this old chest forever. I’ve considered painting it many times and always backed off. It’s made of solid walnut and for the most part is pretty sturdy, although there is a sizable split in one of the sides. Still, I love the geometric style and the original drop pulls. The only changes have been to add the bun feet (I add feet to almost everything) and to paint the top Graphite Chalk Paint.
It’s authentic and charming in it’s own way, but not necessarily something you would put front and center, a statement piece, so to speak. Always in my mind as a possible project.
So when I saw this, it inspired me to reconsider painting my geometric dresser. I rarely paint anything one solid color and I love the complexity of this white. I would use my “go to” Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in these colors: Old Ochre, Old White, and a little Coco and maybe down the line add some Pure White by dry brushing.(you can do that at any point, even after you have waxed).
I really need your help on this . What do you think? Yes? No? Another colorway? Never paint? Please leave any thoughts you have in the comment section, I appreciate any and all ideas. Thanks, Leslie