Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cedar Chest

I've had this cedar chest for a few years.  My aunt bought it for me for my 30th birthday I think.  I had been wanting one, and she is a master thrifter/antiquer so she found me this one.  One of the best things about it, is that it came with the original skeleton key!  I love skeleton keys, they have to be one of the coolest things ever.

Anyway, this chest has been in our master bedroom at the foot of the bed ever since.  It houses extra blankets.  Well, since I am in the midst of a master makeover, I decided to paint it blue.  The blue is the same as the stripes that I put on the wall - my oops paint that I got for $5.  You can see my stripe wall here.

After I painted the entire thing, I distressed it with a palm sander.  I wanted it to look pretty beat up.  Mission accomplished.  Then I applied one of my most favorite products - Valspar's antiquing glaze in asphaltum (black)

I may add a stencil to the top, but I'm not sure yet - I kind of like it just the way it is

This is going to make a great addition to my master bedroom makeover!

I started painting and then remembered the before photo

Awesome skeleton key - love

Check out the cute wheels, love those too
You can also see other parts of my Master Bedroom Makeover here.  Links to each post are on that page.


Katie said...

I'm so glad I hopped over to you from Not Just a Housewife! I was having one of those really discouraged blogger days and you just reminded why I love it so much :) Because you can find people who you can really relate to! I just finished a cedar chest in a similar color for my master bedroom makeover and I also can't decide if I want to do something to the top :) I LOVE your stripes and I LOVE your headboard. And that skeleton key!?! GORGEOUS. Anyways, you probably didn't anticipate that big of a response. But thanks for blogging and sharing and I can't wait to read more :)


Emmy said...

Love love it! What color paint did you use??

Deborah March said...

LOVE the new've done a marvellous upcycle here!!

Hope you'll visit my little space in the blogosphere as well...)

Kristen @ Urban Farmhouse said...

That color is eye candy for me! I love refinishing in anything blue!!! New Follower :-)

Ty and Whitty said...

Thank you so much sharing and for linking up to our party Show and Share this week! Come on back this Wednesday to link up your current projects.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW I love love this color. it looks perfect.

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