Rob purchased some General Finishes paint and white wash for it. This was his first experience using this brand and we were excited with how it turned out. Thanks to Cassie and Sharon for sharing their experiences with it. He painted the trim of the piece with the General Finished Millstone gray. Then used the General Finished White Wash Wood Stain for the main sections of the chest. The chest was pretty beat up from years of use, and so this really helped make it look a lot better. Rob also sanded it quite a bit to give it a more distressed look. The final step was to give it a coat of polyurethane.
We of course did not touch the beautiful cedar inside. This is going to be a gift for someone who recently bought a beach place. We figured the distressed white wash look fit with the rest of their home. They have many throw blankets around their house, and we hope this will be the perfect storage piece for them.
Here is a side few of the chest. You can see the pretty details on the top and the bottom.Rob said he is very happy with the General Finished paint, and is looking forward to trying it a couple more of the pieces that are in our basement. Thanks for stopping by!