Mid Century Modern Cedar ChestYou can see the difference between the picture above and the picture below.
The photo below is my feeble attempt at fixing the hemp oil debacle. It's not terrible but definitely not the quality of finish I would be happy putting my name onto.
This is a close-up of the finish...
...and here it is after I stripped it back down to the raw wood and restained it.
Quite the difference between an attempt to fix the problem and starting from the beginning again and doing it right.
Here is a close-up of the chalk painted triangle where the hemp oil caused the stain to bleed into the paint.
Here it is after being stripped, sanded, restained and repainted...
In case you missed my post last week, here is a link MCM Cedar Chest Makeover.
I should refresh your memory and show you what the Mid Century Modern Cedar Chest looked like before the makeover.
After reading your comments in my last post I realized I might have scared you from ever giving Hemp Oil a try as a protective finish.
DON'T BE AFRAID
Hemp Oil is an awesome product, especially on food safe surfaces like butcher block. It worked beautifully over the chalk painted sections of this chest, like the stenciled top pictured below.
It deepens the color while giving it a matte finish and a heck of a lot less work than clear wax. Brush on with a chip brush and wipe away the excess oil with a clean lint free rag.
It also works fabulously on old wood and I was amazed at how it restored the wood on my Antique Radio Cabinet. I also used it on the wood surfaces of a Small Kitchen Rolling Cart Makeover.
So don't be shy about giving Hemp Oil a try. My only caution, from my experience, is that it doesn't do so well with an oil based stain.
I think the simple round chrome knobs work well with this piece.
All the interior needed was a good cleaning.
I'm happy to report that this Mid Century Modern Cedar Chest has sold. Even better, it sold before I had a chance to list it. Love when that happens.
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