Recently I painted the cedar chest that my dad built when he was in high school. I was torn with painting it but the finish was in pretty bad shape so after hem hawing back and forth I decided to just go ahead and do it. I am so glad I did, I painted it black and also added a padded top to it. The top of the chest had some deep gouges and some of the wood was splitting. By covering the top it was sort of a way of preserving the outer portion of the chest but not having it be seen. ( Does that make sence?) I decided that this chest also needed some legs, since the bottom portion came off years ago. Anyhoo, I can’t find the before pictures so these after shots will just have to do.