This is my grandmothers hope chest. It doesn't look very good anymore. The plan was to sand it and restain or white wash it because wood is great and it shouldn't be covered with paint.
Sanding didn't go as planned. I think this stain needed some chemical help? I don't know. Sherwin- Williams, you win! I'll cover the earth.
I went through all the old abandoned paint buckets in the garage. I found a grey I liked.
We have more house than we need but I'm struggling to find places to put things where they just won't get lost and forgotten. I put the hope chest at the dining table for a kids bench. So far I like it and they like to sit there too.