Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cedar Chest Makeover

Hey there dolls - how are you?  How was your Monday?  Great, I hope!  I was supposed to go to the Orthopaedic surgeon today about my knee, but we rescheduled it for this Friday instead - which was nice because that also gives me a 4 day weekend instead of a 3 day weekend and since I have to take off anyway, I might as well use it to my advantage, right?! :o)  Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments yesterday regarding my "freehand" painting.  It was a lot of fun, and not too shabby for a first timer, I thought. :o) 

Now.... today, I am going to show you the complete re-do of the cedar chest I picked up on the side of the road a couple of months back for my daughter's room.  Those of you who have been around a while know that it started out looking like this when I found it on the side of the road:

This is after I began to strip it down:

This is the inside in pristine condition:
And this is the finished product:
I wasn't real sure about painting it White, but my daughter wanted it to match her room instead of just being stained.  However, afterwards, I am really glad I did paint it White - I think it really turned out so nice and will look great in her room.  I used Kilz High Gloss White Paint (from Wal-Mart) as I thought it would look much better with a glossy finish and I was right!  So what do you think?  Please excuse the bad quality of photo but this was taken in my garage and I couldn't get the lighting right on it. *sigh*

I am linking up to this party today over at Coastal Charm.  Go check them out - there are a lot of great finds and great projects going on over there today!
Happy Tuesday my loves - have a great day and thanks for stopping by to say hello!

Lots of love and hugs,


  1. I have that exact same chest:) Your makeover looks great.

  2. It looks beautiful- all that work is totally worth it!

  3. wow, you did a fab job!

    Steven Anthony
    Man Dish~Metro Style
    Life in the Fish Bowl

  4. wow, i did not think that i would like the white but....I lIKE THE WHITE.

  5. I have a sad little chest that I've been wondering what to do with it. This is perfect-thanks!

  6. Love it!!! I told Brian a while ago that I want to go thrifting and look for old piece I can start re-doing. Maybe a chest is the first piece I need to find. :) XOXO

  7. Great job, my friend!
    Aewsome transformation!
    Thos pictures are lovely!

    Big hugs,
    B xoxo


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