Wanted to share with you today a re-do I did on an antique Victorian blanket chest or hope chest. Lined with cedar and still has its original tags and skeleton key. I bought this at auction and, like a lot of items I buy at auction, I give it a quick look-over and then threw up my hand for a bid. Then, when I get it home find some serious flaws. This particular old girl had a number of problems.....as in, missing veneer and some gouges. But perservering, I fixed her up and got her ready for a new paint job. Using Annie Sloan chalk paint, I painted the piece in Old White and a valspar paint in Sea Air, a pretty aqua. A coat of clear wax, a slight white washing and another gentle coat of dark wax and she was finished. I love how the paint brings out the pretty details in the medallion and decorative overlays. This piece will be going to my booth space at The Lazy Daisy shop in Midlothian, Va. :) Miss you all!