FIXING AN OLD WOOD BLANKET BOX - and painting it shabby chic white

Several things were broken on this chest but I was able to fix them and give it a second chance with an antique white finish. The old finish was worn and beat up but I didn't realize it was so bad that the paint was going to bleed all over the whole cabinet.

The bottom drawer had been broken to the point it would not
 stay in the chest anymore. The trim on the front had come
 off and needed to be replaced. A leg also had to be glued back
 on just so it could stand up. Little did I know though what
 was coming once I started to paint.

One quick spray of Annie Sloan Original showed the chest
 was going to bleed everywhere. My solution to bleed is to
 spray the bleed with an oil based paint to lock it in. Then I
 can continue with using ASCP for the top coat. It is an extra
 step for sure but it does the trick 99% of the time. And on
 this one the entire surface needed to be done.



Paint bleed is inevitable on some pieces of furniture, some times I know for sure when it will happen and some times I am surprised by it. The fact is understanding why it happens
will make all the difference when dealing with it.

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