1.13.2011

Wood Chest Treasure

Over the summer, I found an amazing treasure.

A wood chest with a few imperfections, that I could deal with.


My Jeep was full of strollers and other junk, but I did manage to shove this beauty in.





There were a few dark stains, which meant a white wash was not a great option.



The rope handles, and wire around it made my heart skip a beat.






There was a broken board on the left.

Unfortunately all I can do with it, is pretend it isn't there. 


Here is what I came up with.






I painted the trunk, and now it is my new night stand.


A plus is that it stores stuff.


Here is how I did this.

I used paint, glazing, and water.



Eco-Gray was the color I picked.

The color numbers are below.




I mixed with a product from Americana, called glazing medium.






I then added about 3 spoon fulls of water.


The mixture was about the consistence of milk.



Paint the mixture on and then wipe off gently with a towel.




I really enjoyed the way the front looked.


I did not paint the wire, brackets or hinges.








I really appreciated the way the top looked.


Until I put the Chest in the bedroom.


It was not working for me.

Tears and sniffles.




So I decided to paint the door, without any water.





After the paint dried, I applied the glazing to a towel and rubbed it on the door.



I did this to get an antiqued look.


I jumped, when I seen the finished chest.








This pail clock was so easy, and it makes a great remote holder.


Im linked up here



WhisperWood Cottage



Until Next Time,




18 comments:

Kara said...

This is a beautiful revamp. And the pail is way cute.

Visiting from Frugal Fri :)

Kara
www.mineforthemaking.com

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

love it. turned out beautiful and very different...

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What a great trunk!! It came out looking great and I love the idea of using as a nightstand.

You should enter this in Funky Junk Donna's Copy Me Challenge. Here's the link if you haven't read about it. Copy Me Challenge

Yanet of 3 SKBs

ruby said...

What a great find! looks nice what a neat way to use it.

beth said...

Oh, it's lovely!! You did such a great job making it over! :)
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Beth.

Meg said...

Wow, what a great find! I love how you fixed it up. It makes a great vintage night stand! Love it. Please link it up to my link party? alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Great project! I love how you used it as a nightstand! Thanks for linking up at 1st Project Party!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

What a find! I adore it. Thanks so much for sharing what you used and how. Great tutorial.

Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

WOW!! What a find!! Love the refinished look!! :)

RPRP said...

That is awsome Ive had sittin around wasn't sure what to do with it

The DIY Show Off said...

It's gorgeous! I love the new look and your decorating and photos too! It makes a beautiful night stand!

Roeshel

freckled laundry said...

That is a gorgeous refinish! I love the wire details, too. Very clever to use it as a nightstand!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I LOVE this as a nightstand. I love all the imperfections and the wire and rope--iut is PERFECT!!

Cheri

Holly said...

What an awesome treasure! You did a great job saving it...it looks magnificent! I am a new follower.
Holly
504 Main

Its So Very Cheri said...

Check out our TOP 10 Post and be sure to check out EXCITING CHANGES at THE DIY CLUB post as well--REALLY EXCITING!!

Cheri

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