I love taking tired furniture and making it loved again. This bombay chest redo used several a-typical processes, and I am so pleased with the final product.
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I found this little number on facebook marketplace in need of some love.
I had a different idea for it originally and had wanted to try a tie-dye type top. It wasn’t looking as I had it pictured in my head so I completely switched gears.
I painted the entire thing white to have a neutral starting point.
Rather dull, right? Some furniture appliques should give it some interest.
This one is made of wood glue and wood pulp. It can be attached a few different ways. I chose to use glue and weighed it down to set.
In the morning the drawer was ready for paint.
Because this molding is made of wood products, it doesn’t require any special treatment to paint it. Though being darker, it would need an extra coat of paint. Two coats of paint later, this bombay chest redo was really coming together.
I painted the top brown for some contrast and used a glaze mixed with black paint for depth.
Digging through my stash, I found these mercury glass knobs. I knew they would do a great job of bringing attention to that middle drawer without being too show-y.
Now that the handles were attached, that odd indentation was bothering me. If you’ve been here for a while, you know I love feminine details without throwing them in your face (like my rustic glam chandelier). I decided I could add a little something to take this bombay chest redo up another notch…
…crystals. Swarovski Crystals to be precise. Swarovski is the benchmark in bling for a reason- WAY more sparkle and show-stopping power than all the others.
Quick Tip: Regular super glue will ruin the foil of crystals and rhinestones (what makes them sparkle). Be sure to use an adhesive safe to use with gems.
The knobs and crystals played off each other and made a classy, elegant, while still understated side table.
This bombay chest redo is for sale at The Painted Pig if you know of someone who would love to have it in their home.