There’s a Little Rebel in Us All

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. 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. Dawn
    You are always coming up with the neatest ideas.
    The trunk will be perfect for your sons storage.
    He is one brave guy to decorate with the Confederate flag in Union country!!

  3. Very cool, I am sure he will love it! What a great idea for lots of storage and a foot rest! 🙂


  4. I LOVE it! I have a LOT of rebel in me!! Your son is sure to love this piece for years to come!!

  5. What a nifty idea ! I may borrow it and put the Spanish flag on the coffee table in boys apartment !


  6. Came out very lovely! I like the addition of the casters it is more manly!

  7. Looks great! How did you get the stars so perfect (and with no bleeding?!) Love the wheels – it does make it more manly.

  8. 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!

  9. Do you like your homemade chalk paint as much as the Annie Sloan paint? I’m about to purchase some but I will make it instead if you think it’s as good.

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