DIY Modern Farmhouse Cedar Chest

Hey creative friend! It’s Do from Do Dodson Designs! If the price is right, you know I’m gonna grab it no matter the condition! I knew this DIY cedar chest makeover would be a challenge, but it turns out it was easier than I expected. Let’s get creative and DO this!

It had been painted prior… some time ago, from what I could gather. Old trim and some of the veneer were in bad shape, too, and I wasn’t crazy about the whole leg situation.

Therefore, with a hammer, paint scraper, and a little elbow grease, I managed to strip this vintage cedar chest down and was left with an empty cedar box. That’s a blank canvas for me to be creative. Let’s get started!

Materials List:

wood trim 1×1/8 inch pine strips

wood glue

Silk All-In-One Paint CONCH (a gorgeous pale pink)

Extra Coat


gold furniture legs (these are 6 inch)

How To:

Step 1:

First, I used 1 1/8 inch wood trim to create a modern design all across the front of the cedar chest. I followed the lines that were already across the front. Each piece was attached with wood glue and secured with a pin nailer.

Step 2:

Before the next step… painting, of course, I used a stain blocker to prevent the wood tannins from bleeding through my paint.

Step 3:

Next,  I choose a lovely shade of pink CONCH from the Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint line by Dixie Belle Paint Company for the paint.

Furthermore, to read the rest of this lovely tutorial, head on over to Do Dodson Designs here!

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