There’s a Little Rebel in Us All

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My son needed video game storage in the man cave and also a place to put his feet up, since his room is already decorated in the Confederate Flag decor, I decided to go with it and transform this old cedar chest to match.
 This is how it looked when we bought it for $15 at a garage sale.

I scraped the veneer off the top with the help of Hubby and his Multi-Master.

Then used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to transform the chest.
Emperor’s Silk (Red)
Country Grey (Off White)
I made my own chalk paint with Sherwin Williams Naval Blue (Blue).

Chalk Paint Recipe 
2/3 part water based paint of your choice
1/3 part plaster of paris.
Mix well and add water until it reaches the consistency you like.

I knocked the legs off and added casters, (more Manly)

I think it will look great in my Sons space.
Is there a Little Rebel in your style!!!

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  1. says

    Hi Dawn,
    You have a gorgeous cedar chest now! Wow, you are amazing, I’m sure your son will love it, who wouldn’t?
    Hugs, Cindy

  2. says

    I LOVE it! Can’t wait to try my own homemade chaulk paint now..

  3. says

    I didn’t know you could make your own chalk paint! Thanks for the recipe! Your chest turned out great.

  4. says

    I love it. What a very fun piece of furniture. And so bold! Visiting from MMS.

    ps I host a linky party every Friday, I would love it if you could stop by and link up. Thanks!

  5. says

    So cool! What a great idea. Love it on casters!

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