Wednesday, June 15, 2011

For my daughter...


It just THRILLS me when I see people coming to my new decor blog; thank you so VERY MUCH! Your comments are like little presents, lifting my spirits every day.

Okay, hmmm...just not sure about this redo. Siiigh.

This old chest has been with me for several decades, brought over from the middle east. If you click on for a larger image, you'll see a story told in the wood...it's "The Elopement of the Princess."

As you can see, this has been very well used, and the top has been a frequent race track for small boy's toy cars. It's a beautiful piece, and worthy of a make over, I think. The cedar lining is as sweet smelling as it was the first day it came to me.


I did a base coat with a Sherwin Williams acrylic ooops paint, and removed the brass hardware.


I used Minwax Onyx Stain, rubber on and off as quickly as I could, then I lightly sanded some of the details, and finished with three coats of Polycrylic.

My daughter wanted it redone to match her blue and black bedroom theme.

This chest has such beautiful wood detailing!

It was fun redoing it, but I just HAVE to say, the colour scheme sure wouldn't have been my first choice...too dark...I'd have done it in Annie Sloan's Old White with Louis Blue as a base coat.

What would YOU have done with it?

Oh well, my daughter loves it, and that's what's important.


Here's some of the detail after sanding and acrylic top coating.



Thank you again for visiting me.

21 comments:

  1. oh i love how that turned out- so funky and unique!

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  2. I love the color. This turned out fantastic. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  3. Pretty, pretty color, what a great change.

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  4. This is fantastic.... Found you on Night Owl Crafting.

    iadapt-daily.blogger.com

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  5. I love what you did. Great color and detailing. Beautiful.

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  6. This is beautiful! The color really brings out the detail. You have great ideas on your blog - I'm a new follower :)

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  7. Great job! Your painting skills really brought out the details. Thanks for checking out my side table.

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  8. Pretty design in the wood and love the color!

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  9. Love this old trunk. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I'm really new to this refinishing and restoring thingy, but I'm addicted!

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  10. It is such an awesome box and I think the redo turned out great. And if your daughter loves it then it is just right! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. well done...i love how your chest turned out...wait....that sounded weird...well, hopefully you know what i mean...;) thanks for sharing your work at fridays unfolded and i hope you'll be back next week for the summer block party!

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  12. I like how the dark really hilights the wood detail, it is a very beautiful piece!
    What is oops paint?

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  13. Scrapmebaby...THANKS for your sweet comment...sent you some info!

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  14. I love it! And the dark color really brings out all of the beautiful details! Hey, when your daughter is finished with it, you can repaint it with the chalk paints for yourself!

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  15. I think it's great! I probably would have gone with a white or something but I think this really looks well done & gives it more of an old world feeling.

    Visiting from the I heart naptime linky.

    http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

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  16. I think it's beautiful! So rich and luscious looking! :) Great job!

    xoxo laurie

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  17. I would go with something lighter as well. It is amazing what you did. The chest looks great and there is nothing better than ceder to keep your wool safe.

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  18. I love the color and the chest beautiful with the carving. Thanks for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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