Cassie’s Bright Yellow Chippendale Highboy Makeover

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When Cassie from first received this highboy from her grandfather, she knew she would paint it.   Then then ran across a a photo from Jonathon Adler featuring a bright painted chippendale highboy and the white and cream paint colors she had in mind were suddenly crossed off the list for this bright canary yellow.

Her first step was to strip off the hardware, and sand the rough and worn patches.  The brass pulls had some serious tarnishing, so her mother was so kind to clean them up for her.

There are many brass cleaners on the net, and I have found very successful is Pine-Ola- Copper and Brass Polish.  Apply the polish over a cloth, and rub the polish over the brass hardware, and the tarnish will come off with ease.  I have used many brass polishes in the past, and this is one seems to do the job in minutes without much effort.  Be sure to shake the bottle well before using. 

Next Cassie, used Zinsser primer to give the chest a solid coat of primer.  The final color she used was Sherwin Williams 'Cheerful', in High Gloss latex. See Cassie's full project at her blog Hi Sugar Plum

Consider collecting chippendale furniture for your kids room furniture, and painting it a bright color.  Chippendale furniture is one of the most beautiful furniture, first making it's appearance in the 18th century in England.  The style was named after Thomas Chippendale, when he published his book "The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director in 1754.

These chippendale highboys can be found starting at $1300, and up, buy it on ebay

From Britannica

"The term Chippendale specifically refers to English furniture of the 1750s and ’60s made in a modified Rococo style. Gothic Chippendale incorporated pointed arches and ogee (S-shaped) curves into the backs of chairs and, more successfully, in the glazing bars (wooden tracery holding the glass) and pediments of massive bookcases.Rococo Chippendale was to some extent a reaction against the heavy formality of Baroque furniture design, typified by the work of William Kent who died in 1748. Many of the Rococo designs were French in origin, but Chippendale modified some of them for the less flamboyant English market; among these are his French chairs, based on Louis XV designs. Probably the best-known Chippendale design is a broad-seated ribbonback chair, with a back rail in the form of a cupid’s bow, and the pierced splat (centre support in the back) composed of carved interlacing ribbons. The most elaborate Rococo designs, carved and gilded, were those for mirror frames, girandoles, and console tables."

Cassie's Chippendale Highboy Makeover- Hi Sugar Plum BlogYellow Spraypaint

Get Cassie's Look: 

Here are a couple paint products that can give you that bright yellow look with ease.......

-Rust-Oleum's American Accents in Ultra Cover Gloss, Sun Yellow- here

-Krylon 'Dual' Gloss Sun Yellow Paint and Primer -here

-Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Enamel Spray Paint, Safety Yellow - here

-Rust-Oleum  American Accents Spray, Satin Summer Squash- here

Yellow Spraypaint-No Primer needed, use a natural chip brush, as the oil will level out.

Rust-Oleum Stops Rust, 32 oz. Quart, Gloss Sunburst Yellow- here

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