I'm still new to this decor blogging thing, and I need to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to the people who take the time to stop by and leave me such encouragement! It's amazing to me that folks actually LIKE some of the things on my puny little blog! So...thank you thank you THANK YOU!!
Now, just look at this beauty I found on Kijiji for TWENTY DOLLARS!! This belonged to an older lady, and it had been given to her by her mother during the era when young girls were given hope chests. I was so lucky to be the first in line to buy it! It's a Deilcraft, made in Canada, and completely lined with the most sweet smelling cedar.
I cleaned her up with TSP, then, because the lock no longer works, so I added small wooden embellishments, to cover the key hole and to add a little more interest.
I used Old White and Louis Blue chalk paints. I did use Zinsser Bin primer first, because the piece was so dark. Here she is all painted, ready for chipping and waxing...
...and here she is, all finished. I used a coat of Annie Sloan's Clear Wax, with just a little dark wax over that, then I buffed and buffed till I thought my arm would fall off, sanded in a few places. I am SO not a "minimalist," like my daughter, even though I have visions and dreams of being so (lol), so this piece gives me a LOT of storage!
Thanks so VERY much for visiting today! I'll come see you too.
these other fabulous parties.