A subtle update to a wicker chest

It's all about subtlety these days, right? 
At least that is what I am telling myself after a revamp that didn't really meet my expectations.

Let me start from the beginning...

I've been looking for a piece to add to our screened-in porch that would not only add more surface space but also storage.

I first fell in love with this blue cabinet that I came across while thrifting on our road trip, but alas, there was no way it was fitting into our car so it had to stay in Michigan. 

Back home, I remembered this wicker (ok, not this one, per say, I forgot to take a before picture!) 4 drawer chest that I purchased as extra storage for the nursery when we lived in London.


One coat of primer, two coats of Sherwin Williams Timid Blue (left over from the BGR project), and a coat of clear protective enamel later.

She has a new look.
Subtle, yes, but against a white backdrop I hope she will shine.

Tell me what you think?

Perhaps not the pop I was looking for, but still a change I'm liking. 
(Next time I guess I should pony up for some new paint.)

Accessorized with a vintage glass jug, iron and glass hurricane candle holder and a ball jar filled with fresh clippings...it's a lovely addition to our almost completed screened-in porch.

Here's a peek as the porch comes together.

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Until next time,