Before I painted the inside of the lid with chalkboard paint!After! I also made that cute little fisherman applique on the pillow to tie it all in with his fisherman room!
My grandpa made this toy chest for my Dad and his 13 siblings (yes, you read that right- my Dad is the second oldest of 14 children!). So, as you can imagine, this thing is OLD! It is actually in really good shape, structurally, so all I had to do was paint it! I did three coats, because I wanted to keep the charm of the antique. I used crackle paint once again, but I painted it so you could see some of the undercoat so it looks kind of like weather barn wood. I really like how it turned out:)