Monday, September 22, 2014

Treasure Chest Redesigned, Finally!

Hi Friends!

Do you ever have an item you found junkin and just 
never got around to recreating and redesigning it?

You had grand ideas, but they took a back seat to other creating?

Well this chest was that junkin find for me.
When I finally started to tackle it,
I was so excited to begin, I forgot to take a pic to share.

I had filled it with books and other stash, but hid it away
thinking I would do something with it one day.
That how it goes with things I find to keep.

Well, let me tell you what it looked like before I started.

It was a real dark blue with brass strapping over the top and sides.
Brass handles on each side and brown wood feet.

Mr. Southern DayDreams  removed the brass, sanded the lid and sides
and made it ready for me to paint.

Here's the finish.

Hand painted with chalk paint in Lace by Deco Americana
and stenciled on the lid and front these pretty designs.
The lid is painted Timeless, also chalk paint by Deco Americana.

Sanded and distressed the high points and edges.

Using the Timeless shade I stenciled the checks to all sides
and to the front I stenciled an oval frame
and to the center No.11

For the stencils I use an acrylic paint
in charcoal grey. 
It's a bit softer then using black.

Inside is also painted in Timeless chalk paint.
It was hard to get a good pic to show the tone on tone color,
but I love the shades of neutrals.

Here it is sitting by the piano in the sitting room ready to hold magazines, sheet music and more.

To the sides I added these great handles I found at Hobby Lobby for half off.
They were blue and I also painted them Timeless like the lid and checks.
They have a bit of texture on them which adds to the charm.

This treasure chest measures
15" wide, 14" tall and 13" deep.
The perfect size.

So glad to have this finished and I love the added storage.

Do you have a treasure waiting for a redesign?
I have a few more junkin finds to complete.

Thanks for stopping by.

See you soon.

Celestina Marie

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