My girls absolutely love playing dress-up and I encourage it as much as possible. I started creating a space for them to keep their dress-up clothes, but it was missing a spot to keep their smaller pieces, like jewelry and tiaras (yes, four girls here!). During our recent decluttering spree, I found an old jewelry chest tucked away in one of our closets. I was going to get rid of it, but when I saw that February’s round The Fab Flippin’ Contest was sponsored by DecoArt Inc., whom I love, with the theme “Make a Statement,” I knew that I had the perfect piece. My Rustic Rainbow Jewelry Chest has us all smiling!
This post contains sponsored content. I received paint from DecoArt to create my project.
When I first pulled the jewelry chest out of the closet, it was a bit dinged up and just blah. Nothing a bit of Chalky Finish Paint couldn’t cure! I love DecoArt’s paints and you can see examples all over my house. They are definitely my go-to!
I used a variety of colors to create my rainbow. I used Chalky Finish in Romance, New Life, Heritage, Delicate, Yesteryear, Serene, and Legacy. I topped it off with Creme Wax in Deep Brown.
It didn’t take long to get the first coat of paint on.
Here’s the second coat. You can see how much more solid the coverage is.
I added the dark wax all over and then wiped it down.
When everything was dry, it was time to put the drawers back into the chest and see what it looked like! I was really wondering if I would end up liking it, but I really did! I don’t often use dark wax, but I thought it worked well for this piece.
The girls are so tickled with their new Rustic Rainbow Jewelry Chest. It’s a great addition to their dress-up corner and they can store all their bits and pieces inside. You can’t go wrong with a rainbow in this house and I love that their accessories no longer live on the floor.
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