From a chest of drawers to a vintage treasure chest

Have you been saving grandma’s chest of drawers from being taken to the tip? Great, because with a little DIY skill and Marabu Chalky-Chic the old furniture can be transformed into a highlight for your home. Nothing suitable hidden away in your loft? Of course you can also achieve this look with a new chest of drawers. Sanding away the top paint coat gives the furniture the look and feel of an object that has acquired an antique character and a mysterious past through decades of use.

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easy approx. 1h
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The vintage look is currently full on trend and with Marabu Chalky-Chic chalk paints and the sanding technique it is really easy to achieve.Tip: If you use only one paint coat, the colour of the surface (e.g. wood) will show through after sanding.

How it is done:

Marabu products you need...

  • Marabu Chalky-Chic grey blue 140, 225mli
  • Marabu Chalky-Chic antique violet 135, 225mli
  • Marabu Chalky-Chic pastel yellow 112, 225mli
  • Marabu Chalky-Chic edelweiss 171, 225mli
  • Marabu Chalky-Chic protective wax transparent 855, 225mli
  • Marabu Decor&Hobby,flat Gr.30 i
  • Marabu Decor&Hobby,flat Gr.50 i

...additionaly things you need:

  • Old or new chest
  • Duct tape
  • Sand paper