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Coconutter Mon 19-Nov-12 23:15:18

Cant afford new stuff for the bedroom and want to update it. Tis at the moment rather boring pine, which isn't that attractive. A friend painted hers with cream chalk paint, which gives a lovely vintagey feel, but as I use the chest of drawers as a dressing table I'm worried it'd get damaged and look rubbish quite quickly. Is there an alternative, or some kind of non-shiny protective coating I could put over the top?

betterwhenthesunshines Tue 20-Nov-12 15:33:39

Have a piece of glass cut to fit, with polished edges.

It will give a slight greenish / glass tinge on top of cream but if you don't like that you could put something decorative under the glass - wallpaper or fabric, or just use it to protect the paint.

Coconutter Tue 20-Nov-12 21:04:07

Thanks. Had thought of that but worried it'd be a) expensive, and b) collect shed loads of dust confused Would rather paint something on it if I can...

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