I took the original ring handles off of the drawers and then sanded any rough areas down, including the main frame. This is such a sturdy chest and it is made from decent wood too because it smelt lovely..reminded me of when as a child,I would spend hours watching my dad chiselling away on his woodwork, he was a carpenter by trade...at one time he bought me my very own tool kit and gave me lots of off cuts of wood to play with...
Choosing a colour was the hardest part for me to be honest, mainly because I wanted to use the chest for storing metal embellishments..so I didn't want it to be too light in colour....so I chose Docrafts Midnight Blue acrylic paint..I gave everything 2 coats of paint, once dry I then sprayed everything with crafters companion seal & shine.
You can see in the photo above the lovely shine on the wood....
Using co-ordinating backing papers I covered the front of each door, the sides and the top of the chest.
Setting that aside I painted the 9 wooden knobs in the midnight blue paint.
As the drawer knobs were drying I used the spray and shine twice all over the chest to seal the papers. unfortunately with the lighting on the day due to heavy rain, the photo doesn't do the chest any justice.
I left the chest overnight to completely dry and then attached the knobs to the drawers.
So this is my project for the challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..the challenge for March has just launched..why not pop over and enter the challenge...you can find it HERE