I decided to go with a whitewash stain rather than opaque white paint to achieve that worn beach furniture look. I found this one from Home Depot and decided to try it out. I ended up using 3 coats to get the final desired look.
Next step was customizing the drawer pulls for the chests. They came with some matching wood ones but I had fallen in love with the blue starfish I'd seen on the Nautical Nursery. I searched online but found the blue color was expensive and I needed 17 - $9 a pop wasn't going to work. I decided to order some less expensive ones in an ugly orange from Amazon, and then paint them blue. The result: $36.97 for 17 drawer pulls and $0.69 for Hobby Lobby's Folk Art paint in Light Blue (make sure to buy on 40% off product group days).
|Temex Starfish Pulls|