This summer I was out thrifting with a few friends for I Heart Thrifting Day. At the Goodwill I grabbed a metal chest that had extra wide and deep storage! That was about the only thing that it had going for it. The hot pink and mint green were disguising the true potential of the chest, but like a color-blind dog, I was able to see beyond its garish appearance.
And then the poor chest sat in our garage for months and months until I had a chance to work a little spray paint magic and turned it into….ta da:
Yes, that is the same chest of drawers! You could do the same transformation.
- Valspar gray primer
- Rust-oleum Black chalkboard spray paint
- Rust-oleum metallic hammered metal spray paint (silver)
- Craft paper
- Painter’s Tape
- Rubber gloves
- Painter’s tape
- White chalk
Clean off the drawers. Remove any dirt or debris (I actually had to use a little Goo Gone to get rid of some sticky residue.)
Remove the drawers from the chest. Tape over the drawer glides and slides. Cover the drawers with tape and craft paper, leaving only the drawer fronts exposed.
Spray paint the chest and drawers with primer. Let it dry.
Spray paint the drawers with chalkboard paint. (I used 3 fine coats of paint.) Set them aside to dry.
Adding a Faux Zinc Texture:
Getting a faux zinc texture is really easy. Just have your gloves on and have a crumpled up piece of craft paper. A loose crumple works best.
Spray paint the chest with a thick coat of the hammered silver, but not so thick that it will be runny. Let it get tacky by waiting a few seconds. Then use the crumpled piece of craft paper to blot into the wet paint.
Work in small 1 foot sections and pounce the paper a few times. Too many times and you’ll lose the large textured pattern.
Let the cabinet dry thoroughly.
Insert the chalkboard drawers back into the cabinet frame.
I had a blast creating the chalkboard art. Thanks to Rhonna for her timely tutorial on creating chalkboard art.
The drawers are the perfect size for those large tablets of art paper.
The cabinet has a wonderful texture now.
I have the flexibility to move my art supplies around and just change the chalkboard label.
Did I mention this little chest is the perfect height to rest my palette on while painting.
I’m soooo thrilled with the results!
Disclosure: I have partnered with Lowe’s as a Lowe’s Creative Influencer. I was provided with a Lowe’s gift card to complete my project. The tutorial, photos and opinions expressed in this post are my own. I was not told what to write. #LowesCreator