Lane Cedar Chest ~ Crackle Paint Tutorial

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There is nothing better than getting together with a few friends to do what you love, right? Today is Furniture Fixer Uppers day and my blogging friends and I have some fun for you. This vintage Lane cedar chest is about to be given the help it needs along with some lovin’ too. Stick around to see my friend’s projects and enter to win the giveaway as well. Let’s get our DIY on!

Vintage Lane Cedar Chest Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

One of my furniture addictions are blanket chests, also known as hope chests. The offer style and function since they serve as seats and storage. Who could ask for more? I was gifted one as a graduation/birthday gift and still fill it with my treasures. The ones that are cedar lined like this one make it even more special.

Cedar Lined Lane Blanket Chest | prodigalpieces.com

This one not only had the original tags, but was also filled with broken glass and all sorts of blucky stuff. It also had been a dog chew toy. The top was in awful shape as well and was begging to be replaced. Dingy, stained, and just not pretty.

Upholstered Lane Cedar Chest Upholstery | prodigalpieces.com

*post sponsored by Dixie Belle Paint Company and contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too. (see full disclosure)

My first order of business was to remove that cushion and take off that nasty upholstery. Nothing better than having the right tools to make the job easier. This staple puller has rescued me before when I did my hutch desk, and it does the job again.

Upholstery Staple Puller by Arrow | prodigalpieces.com

If you’ve ever done upholstery, you know how tedious it can be to get all those staples out. In this instance, there’s not just one layer of upholstery, but TWO. Totally typical. ahem. How many of you remember that 1980’s fabric? hahaha.

Vintage Lane Cedar Chest Upholstery | prodigalpieces.com

The second layer had 3 times as many staples, but that puller made it a breeze. I did launder and keep the second fabric to donate to a needy cause . No sense to waste it. I’ll get back to the upholstery in a bit.

Now it’s time for base of this Lane cedar chest to get some lovin’ too. First, I removed the broken pulls, and replaced the missing wooden plugs. Then, I filled all the dog chewed marks with wood filler and sanded them down with my sander.

Time for some fun with my favorite Dixie Bell paint! You can see how I’ve used these awesome chalk mineral paints in past projects HERE. Today’s choices are Gravel Road and Haint Blue along with some awesome crackle finish they just started carrying. I’m tellin’ ya that it’s hard to pick a color when they offer so many! See the color choices over here.

Dixie Belle Paint for Lane Cedar Chest by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Since I’m going for a cottage style with crackle, I chose to do a base coat of the Gravel Road so it would peek out my top layer. My Stubby Brush made short order of that.

Gravel Road Gray by Dixie Belle Paint for Lane Cedar Chest by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

One coat done and let cure. I’m loving that gray already, don’t you?

First Coat of Gravel Gray on Blanket Chest by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The fun doesn’t stop here, however. To get the crackle finish I’m after, I use the crackle product on top of my base coat. The trick is to apply it heavy enough that it will do what you want it to, but not so heavy it runs. Kinda like a thick jelly when applying. No problem to do.

Applying Crackle Finish to Cedar Chest | prodigalpieces.com

While the crackle dries, it’s time to get back to the upholstery. I seriously think this all came together in such a blessed way because it wasn’t planned. While online shopping I quickly picked out these knobs on Amazon having no idea how I was going to finish this piece. Originally, I was just going to use some fabric from my stash, but decided to stop by the fabric section at WalMart and found the perfect match made by Waverly. Isn’t that awesome?!

Knobs and Upholstery for Cedar Chest Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

After replenishing the foam and adding more batting, I stapled it all on with my favorite cordless stapler. My upholstery work time has been cut in half by that thing. Woot!

Stapling Upholstery with Ryobi AirStrike | prodigalpieces.com

It’s time for the Haint Blue topcoat. {{happy dance!}} When applying this coat it’s important to lay it on heavy and do crosshatch strokes if you want much crackling. Also, don’t back-brush over previously painted strokes as it will disturb the crackling process. See how it starts to crackle instantly? So fun!

Applying Haint Blue to Lane Chest by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

If you know me, I like to draw attention to details, so I grabbed my artist’s brushes and gave this Lane cedar chest some dimension.

Painting Details on Ornate Carvings on Lane Cedar Chest | prodigalpieces.com

Let all cure and then add the upholstered top back on and attach the knobs. I also removed the lock for safety reasons. We’re done!

Cottage Style Lane Blanket Chest with Crackle Finish by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Vintage Blanket Chest with Cedar Lining by Lane ~ Refinished by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

To add even more dimension, I used Brown Wax to highlight the nooks and crevices. It helps all the details pop and stand out. Much more fun that way.

Crackle Paint Finish by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Lane Chest with Cottage Style by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The cedar inside is in excellent shape and the fact that it has the original tags and paperwork is pretty cool too.

Cedar Lined Blanket Chest by Lane ~ Refinished by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The fact that this Lane cedar chest came together without much planning has me pretty stoked. So exciting when you see your project coming to life before your eyes. The crackle is what makes it for me. Gives it that time-worn appeal I love and I didn’t have to wait 100 years! haha.

Haint Blue Blanket Chest with Crackle Paint by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

And who doesn’t love some roses. They are the perpetual flower that swoons most anyone – especially in pink.

Basket of Pink Roses in Cottage Style Bedroom by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigapieces.com

I must say it looks good in my bedroom too, don’t you agree? If I had the room I’d keep it for my girls. They love it! However, that won’t happen any time soon, so this newly created piece is now available in my online shop.

Shop Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Farmhouse Bedroom by Prodigal Pieces with Cottage Style Lane Cedar Chest. Come see! | prodigalpieces.com

Time for some fun for you! I can say enough good things about Dixie Belle Paint Company. The natural paints are fantastic straight out of the jar and go on like a dream. In order to help you get your DIY on, Dixie Belle and I are giving 3 awesome prize packages to you.

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150 Comments

  • Christina in FL

    Wow, that crackle finish is magnificent! You found the perfect knobs and fabric. Way to go!

    October 26, 2017 at 6:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I love how easy it is to work with. So fun!!

      October 26, 2017 at 7:58 am Reply
  • Deb

    That chest is so pretty! I have an old 70’s style metal chest I am going to redo, thanks for the ideas!

    October 26, 2017 at 6:31 am Reply
  • Terry

    Your cedar chest turned out great! I love looking at your transformation,so inspiring!

    October 26, 2017 at 6:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That means much to me, Terry. Thanks!

      October 26, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply
  • ColleenB.~Texas

    Actually the stand that our large screen is sitting on needs a good make-over so that is on the top of my list.
    Always been wanting to try the Dixie Belle paints but just couldn’t afford it.
    Thank U 4 this wonderful giveaway opportunity

    October 26, 2017 at 6:33 am Reply
  • Paula

    Lane Furniture was made just down the road from me in Altavista, Virginia. It was a sad day for many folks when that plant shut down.
    I love what you did with this piece! The crackle finish makes the paint look old and the pulls combined with the fabric give it a romantic look, perfect for a girl’s room.
    I started a makeover of a Lane chest that my husband had when we got married and never finished it. If I won, I’d finish that makeover!

    October 26, 2017 at 7:03 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, so sad. I remember. 🙁 Thanks for the love, Paula! 😀

      October 26, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply
  • Jewell

    Good job! Love it! I would redo a dry sink with the crackle paint.

    October 26, 2017 at 7:50 am Reply
  • Daniel Pearson

    I would love to try Dixie bell paint . I can’t afford it so would be excited and grateful to win it!

    October 26, 2017 at 7:56 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure is awesome stuff.

      October 26, 2017 at 8:00 am Reply
  • Claudine

    Just gorgeous! I love that Haint Blue. 🙂

    October 26, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply
  • Alison S

    I have a table and chairs I’d like to paint.

    October 26, 2017 at 8:10 am Reply
  • Mother Deer

    Your project is perfect! I love the way that it works with the bedding in the photo. I would use the paint to upcycle some jewelry boxes that I’ve been collecting 🙂

    October 26, 2017 at 8:10 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you. It’s fun to create new pieces.

      October 26, 2017 at 1:57 pm Reply
  • Karen Reeves

    The chest looks fabulous. I love crackle finishes on furniture. The fabric & knobs are the icing on the cake. Great job,

    October 26, 2017 at 8:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I do too and loved it when it was popular a few years ago. This method is easier.

      October 26, 2017 at 2:02 pm Reply
  • Queen of Rods

    Lovely! I would use the paint on some wooden jewelry boxes.

    October 26, 2017 at 8:16 am Reply
  • Lissa Lance

    Looks fantastic, too flowery for my taste, but definitely inspiring! And the crackle finish looks amazing!

    October 26, 2017 at 8:19 am Reply
  • Debra Wise

    Absolutely breathtaking! Love, love, love it. The crackle, color, and painted flower is so gorgeous. Amazing job as always. I wish I had your talent. You are such an inspiration!

    October 26, 2017 at 8:51 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Debra, you made my day! Thank you so much.

      October 26, 2017 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • kandice

    woah that came out amazing! love the soft blue and the crackle!

    October 26, 2017 at 8:57 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so fun, Kandice! Thank you.

      October 26, 2017 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Judy M

    Been wondering what to do with two old cedar chests. This finish might work for one of them. Thanks for the inspiration.

    October 26, 2017 at 9:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome! That’s what it’s all about.

      October 26, 2017 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Maureen Clipperton

    Your blanket chest turned out awesome! I’d paint my office desk.

    October 26, 2017 at 9:19 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Sounds like a good piece.

      October 26, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Tera

    What a great addition to a beautiful room. The entire room is just gorgeous.
    If I had the paint I would paint my guest room headboard.

    October 26, 2017 at 9:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure is fun to share. Thank you!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

    Larissa this is just beautiful…love the crackle finish. So bummed I couldn’t join ya’ll this month! XO

    October 26, 2017 at 9:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We miss ya, Christy!!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Carolyn J Kiser

    This is beautiful!

    October 26, 2017 at 9:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so sweet!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • Kathy Wells

    Beautiful. Your color choices, fabric and hardware were perfect. I have several blanket chests waiting to be worked on. I may have to try the crackle finish.

    October 26, 2017 at 9:43 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so happy with how it came out. Thank you!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • Colette

    Very pretty! I like the fabric and the way you painted the raised flowers on the front of the chest.

    October 26, 2017 at 9:48 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It was so fun for me to do. Thank you!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm Reply
  • Rachel

    I love the handwork you did on the flowers. Gorgeous!

    October 26, 2017 at 9:50 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That was my therapy. Thanks, Rachel. 🙂

      October 26, 2017 at 2:41 pm Reply
  • Jane

    Larissa, this transformation is truly amazing! I have a “thing” for cedar chests and wish I could save all of them! I have not tried to crackle anything in over 20 years and I would love to try this product.

    October 26, 2017 at 9:57 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m right there with you! They are such wonderful pieces in so many ways. Yes, crackle is back in and even easier to do! yay!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:42 pm Reply
  • Kimberly

    What a great change! To me this piece, even if it had been pristine was very dated. I would have sort of pushed it off out of sight in my house. Now it is definitely worthy of pride of place.

    October 26, 2017 at 10:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Woot! My thoughts exactly, Kim. Thank you!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm Reply
  • Marie

    Oh Larissa, what you did with this cedar chest is absolutely beautiful! From the paint color to the pretty fabric (Wal-Mart of all places), the knob choice is perfection, and your personal touch just brings all these elements together. LOVE it!

    October 26, 2017 at 11:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I know…WalMart. (say whaaaat??) Thank you for the love, Marie!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:47 pm Reply
  • Gilmer Gal

    !!!!!! Love that you gave some color to the florals! A beautiful piece and another fun project. Thanks! for the inspiration

    October 26, 2017 at 11:56 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Had to be, girl! Thank you for the awesome love.

      October 26, 2017 at 2:48 pm Reply
  • Karen

    Larissa that chest turned out gorgeous! I love coming here and seeing the beautiful things you create.

    October 26, 2017 at 12:16 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so happy that you enjoy your visits here, Karen. Thank you!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:48 pm Reply
  • Karen Baumgardner

    I wasn’t sure about that floral fabric and knobs, but it all looks beautiful..as always!

    October 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply
  • Jana Hodge

    I receive your daily emails and you put a smile on my face with every single one of them…You are such an inspiration…This chest is “AWESOME”…There again I would have never thought “Crackle” on this piece, but going back to my second sentence, “You are such an inspiration”…Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques…I really need to try some Dixie Belle Paint…Beautiful Colors….Thank You So Much…

    October 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I could just hug you, Jana. Thank you for making my work worth sharing. Hugs!! {{big ones!!}}

      October 26, 2017 at 2:49 pm Reply
  • Donna Gonzalez

    I love crackle finishes. Seems like they were out of fashion for awhile. Glad to see you using them and making them look gorgeous!

    October 26, 2017 at 12:53 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      They were and they’re back with a vengeance. haha!! Thank you, Donna!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm Reply
  • Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    Beautiful job giving that sad chest a new, vibrant life again!

    October 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Such fun to watch it age. Thanks, Jen!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm Reply
  • jan

    Love your make-ove. I have a kichen hutch that would look awesome with this paint.

    October 26, 2017 at 1:23 pm Reply
  • Bonnie

    Beautiful job! We have in our family 3 lane chests. Now I know what to do with mine, thanks for the inspiration.

    October 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm Reply
  • Sue Pagels

    I didn’t think I was going to be a crackle fan on this piece, but it turned out great with the waxing!

    October 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Woot! It’s so fun to do. Thanks!

      October 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm Reply
  • Jolinda

    What a change. It is so sweet looking now.

    October 26, 2017 at 2:51 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Jolinda.

      October 26, 2017 at 2:53 pm Reply
  • Carol San Diego

    Love the detail paint on the front motif!

    October 26, 2017 at 3:28 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It was my favorite part to do. Thanks, Carol!

      October 27, 2017 at 7:49 am Reply
  • Mary

    Lovely job, as usual! I must try that paint. the colors look amazing.

    October 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You will love it, Mary. Really!

      October 27, 2017 at 7:50 am Reply
  • Angela W

    I have plenty of projects I’d like to try that paint on! 🙂

    October 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm Reply
  • Judy Martin

    I have a several things I would love to do,,,, I need to do with that paint and I love how the chest turned out..sweet love roses my bed room has roses to~~

    October 26, 2017 at 4:53 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Can’t go wrong with roses. 😀

      October 27, 2017 at 7:50 am Reply
  • Fonda Rush

    The crackle finish is quite a bonus! And matching knobs and fabric is amazing! Love your project. I would paint a small shelf that would go into the guest room. Yellow.

    October 26, 2017 at 5:05 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Funny how things come around, isn’t it? Woot!

      October 27, 2017 at 7:50 am Reply
  • Jonnie

    I would paint our entryway bench

    October 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • Carol Claremont

    We are in the middle of re-doing our great room, which is kitchen, dining room and family room. Everything has to be budget friendly so we pretty much doing one project at a time. We installed ship lap on one big wall in family room and are in the process of replacing old baseboards and crown molding to moldings that will look better with the ship lap. Our harvest table in kitchen/dining room desperately need paint, along with 8 chairs and china cabinet. Hope to at least get walls painted before Thanksgiving since we are having family over. New look is a more country/farmhouse look as we live in a rural area.

    October 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That sounds perfect. 😀

      October 27, 2017 at 7:51 am Reply
  • Jenifer

    Beautiful I love your work. Crazy what some paint can do!

    October 26, 2017 at 6:56 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure is! Thanks!!

      October 27, 2017 at 7:51 am Reply
  • Linda Butler

    great giveaway ! ! !

    October 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so excited for all of you!

      October 27, 2017 at 7:51 am Reply
  • pam roever

    That is really pretty. Do you have to sand before you use this paint? How would it hold up on kitchen cabinets?

    October 26, 2017 at 7:43 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Nope. You can see it in action on this piece too. click here. On the Dixie Belle website, you can see their blog posts of the many who have painted their kitchen cabinets and love it.

      October 27, 2017 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Kyle

    I would paint a coffee table with lots of detail.

    October 26, 2017 at 7:43 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds wonderful.

      October 27, 2017 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Carrie

    Beautiful transformation with that paint!

    October 26, 2017 at 7:53 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      What wonderful things paint can do.

      October 27, 2017 at 7:54 am Reply
  • EdyB

    Beautiful chest! Now I want to re-do mine!

    October 26, 2017 at 8:16 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      hahaha…you go girl!

      October 27, 2017 at 7:54 am Reply
  • wendy hutton

    I have an old wooden trunk of my grandfathers that I woul dlove to redo, it must be about 75 yrs old but still solid he had it in WWII

    October 26, 2017 at 9:12 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Oh wow!! That’s a treasure.

      October 27, 2017 at 7:55 am Reply
  • Terri Hughes

    WOW…….you turned a ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. I love the smell of cedar!

    October 26, 2017 at 9:17 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I love the smell too! Thank you, Terri.

      October 27, 2017 at 7:55 am Reply
  • Kitty

    Google Lane Chests and get a key to the lock………
    There have been issues w/ kids getting into the chests
    and not being able to get out ! Just a safety precaution.
    The back of my chest has a slot in which to keep the key !
    Love how your chest turned out 🙂

    October 26, 2017 at 9:29 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, we have been trying to find one. It doesn’t lock, so we have done all we can.

      October 27, 2017 at 7:55 am Reply
  • Brandi Kilpatrick

    Gorgeous, as usual! I would paint a table to go in my new store.

    October 26, 2017 at 9:33 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Congrats on the new store!

      October 27, 2017 at 7:55 am Reply
  • CINDY BROADBENT

    Wow, that is gorgeous! I definitely want to give this paint a try. I have an old armoire in my bedroom (little mirrored door, drawers beloe & large door to the right) that I am dying to paint, but I can’t decide on a color. On the large door, there is a panel missing (most of the door) & previous owner has a fabric “curtain” there. I was thinking of getting two pieces of wood, then painting & stenciling or painting a simple design for each season. I just have to figure out how to paint in the house without the 4 cats walking on fresh paint! lol

    October 26, 2017 at 9:40 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You will LOVE it!! Sounds like a fun project. I hear ya about the cats!!

      October 27, 2017 at 7:57 am Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    ooooh, cute! cute! cute! I’m not a big fan of crackling, but I love what you did with this chest. Would love to try the paint, thank you for the chance — I need to paint an old pine fern stand.

    October 26, 2017 at 9:44 pm Reply
  • Pamela

    OMG! I love this, I love how you detailed all the flowers. You need to do a tutorial. I would love to try Dixie Belle paint and the crackle, you should carry it in your store. Wish I had room also, love it.

    October 26, 2017 at 9:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So fun to hear, Pamela. Thank you! It was pretty easy, just layering colors.

      October 27, 2017 at 7:58 am Reply
  • Angie Foster

    I always love your projects!!! I would love to win!

    October 26, 2017 at 11:24 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Hugs from me, Angie!!

      October 27, 2017 at 7:58 am Reply
  • Staci

    So pretty! I want to do a Craigslist armoire I just got and a friend was recommending this paint. I have zero experience, but I’m gonna try!

    October 27, 2017 at 12:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You can do it!! Feel free to email with questions. 🙂

      October 27, 2017 at 7:58 am Reply
  • Leisa

    I love a crackle finish and what an easy way to do it! Beautiful!

    October 27, 2017 at 12:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s baaaack!! I love crackle, and the new way of application makes it so easy.

      October 27, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply
  • Mary Kaiser

    That turned out beautiful, thanks for the chance to win me some of that paint. I have never used that paint so it would be fun to try it.

    October 27, 2017 at 4:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It will be fun and you’ll fall in love. Woot!

      October 27, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply
  • Gail Bigelow

    I have a blanket chest very similar to the one in your demonstration. You’ve provided me with inspiration to get moving on the project. I’m on my way to order Dixie Bell paint, now what color is my next conundrum………. Thanks for the inspiration!

    October 27, 2017 at 7:43 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That made my day, Gail! Thank you.

      October 27, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply
  • Kaycee

    Larissa, I love how everything about this blanket chest came together, the crackle paint, fabric, knobs. and hand painting the accent applique it’s just gorgeous!

    October 27, 2017 at 9:51 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so happy you love it too, Kaycee. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Thanks so much!

      October 30, 2017 at 6:45 am Reply
  • Rebecca Drake

    I love the color and the applique matches the fabric perfectly. Beautiful job!

    October 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks for the love, Rebecca!

      October 30, 2017 at 6:45 am Reply
  • Brandy Jones

    Wonderful redo! That chest is similar (but prettier) than one we have that was given to us. You’ve given me a few ideas on what’s i can do with it.

    October 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wonderful! Glad to hear you like it. Thanks!

      October 30, 2017 at 6:45 am Reply
  • Bonnie

    Larissa, I actually want to paint a chest in my bedroom that’s very similar to the one that you painted in your tutorial and I want to use mine to hold linens and blankets. I love yours and especially the way that you hand painted the flower design on the front! I also need to paint a display shelf and another small shelf in my bathroom which is due to be remodeled beginning next week. I would love to win the contest because I can certainly put the paints to good use!

    October 27, 2017 at 4:23 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Your project piece sounds like the perfect candidate for Dixie Belle. Hope you win!

      October 30, 2017 at 6:46 am Reply
  • Terri Tervort

    So lovely! I love the soft colors on the floral carvings. Great job as always. I’d love to try Dixie Bell paints!

    October 27, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so nice to say so. Thanks!

      October 30, 2017 at 6:47 am Reply
  • Penny

    Love the chest & all the colors. I have quite a few pieces of furniture that I would love to paint with Dixie Belle paint.
    Thanks for the giveaway

    October 27, 2017 at 10:12 pm Reply
  • Kayla Starr

    Fabulous makeover… it’s beautiful!! The color with the floral print is stunning!! I tried reupholstering over the summer and fell in love!! Though I saw a Dixie Belle Video about painting fabric …. I have 3 chairs (from like a dr. Office or something. Has the retro fish and everything!) and a foot rest I am dying to try that on!!!

    October 27, 2017 at 10:17 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I know what you mean! It’s an addictive hobby for sure. Challenging, but so fun!

      October 30, 2017 at 6:48 am Reply
  • Kathy Owen

    I love the blue, and the knobs, and all the decorative details! 🙂

    October 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm Reply
  • Charlene

    Absolutely beautiful !!!

    October 28, 2017 at 8:41 pm Reply
  • Anita Ellison

    Great job on the cedar chest, I love the color you selected to crackle. Thanks for sharing!

    October 28, 2017 at 11:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Anita. 🙂

      October 30, 2017 at 6:48 am Reply
  • Kat Emerick

    I love the cedar chest! I am going to redo an armoire.

    October 29, 2017 at 8:35 pm Reply
  • Dee

    It turned out so super cute better than it ever was in it’s entire life what a happy piece! One of the things I love about your blog post is that you always share your resources that means a lot to me when I’m trying to think about new products to use, and new equipment to make my fit easier. I trust you, and appreciate you!

    October 29, 2017 at 8:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I love your tenacity, Dee. Thank you!!

      October 30, 2017 at 6:54 am Reply
  • amanda whitley

    i love your makeover! i would paint a bookcase we got from the thrift store.

    October 30, 2017 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • Isadora Guidoni

    What a fun makeover! I love that crackled look, so chic and stylish! Thanks for sharing the details!

    November 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      My pleasure to share. Thank you!

      November 1, 2017 at 9:15 pm Reply
  • Arrow Fastener

    Thanks for using our staple puller, Larissa! Glad it could speed up the project for you!

    November 10, 2017 at 8:25 am Reply
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