silvery sage painted chest

Hola Cottage Fix Crew! Long time no see. It’s been a crazy end of summer around here and even though I’ve been working on a couple of DIY projects, i haven’t had an opportunity to share them with you. So I’m very excited to get back into the swing of things! And today it’s all silvery sage paint with some farmhouse inspired styling.

Cottage Fix blog - silvery blue dining table

I wanted to give this old vintage chest a freshen up, and I’ve also been trying to bring some color into our cottage living room. So I decided to take the plunge and whip out the old paint brush. If this blue-ish finish looks sort of familiar, it’s the same one that I used on our dining table a while back.

Here’s the formula –

  1. Apply a coat of robins egg blue in flat latex plaint with built in primer.
  2. Next apply two coats of silvery sage also in flat latex paint.
  3. And then a bit of sanding to distress the edges.
  4. And finally top the whole thing with a coat of clear wax.

I don’t know the exact paint colors for this, I’ve had these two cans lying around the garage for years now.

I was planning on changing out the hardware too, but I ran into some problems with that. The drawer pull has a lock attached to it that goes clear through the wood. It was next to impossible to remove. So instead I ended up just painting all the hardware all out.

Cottage Fix blog - silvery sage painted chestCottage Fix blog - silvery sage chest in our cottage living roomI added Bartlett pears, a blue hydrangea, and white dishes and iron stone for a touch of farmhouse charm.


Here’s a before look.

Cottage Fix blog - before shot of chest

xoxo Sally

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