Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cedar Chest - Coffee Table

Hi All,

I am happy to share another before & after today.  As you can tell by my posts last week, I have been painting up a storm!

I got this cedar chest off craigslist (when picking up another item).

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The top was pretty beat up and the color of wood was just a bit off.  It had been exposed to direct sun, was our guess.

It also sat flat on the ground.  I did not care for that.

Fortunately, I saved some feet from an old sofa we donated.  Hubby worked his magic and screwed them in the bottom of the chest.

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Now the chest was coffee table height!

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It has great detail, but as I said the wood was off and now the feet did not match.

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ASCP to the rescue!  The Paris Grey was heavily distressed with a hand sander.  Then a coat of clear wax was applied and then hit with dark wax and lastly a clear coat. 

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It has a great keyhole and the distressing really highlights the details.

This is cedar lined and offers great storage.  Would be perfect at the foot of the bed or as a coffee table.

Thanks for stopping!

Linking to a few parties:

Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Wednesday:

Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper

Thursday:
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence

Friday:

Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

 

XO-

Shannon

4 comments:

michelle@decorandthedog said...

Looks great! I like the keyhole. Little touches like that always get me!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks so lovely and cottagey- i LOVE those big chunky bun feet!

Mandy said...

Beautiful! Love the color.

muminsearch.com said...

It's great when you can combine a table with some storage! Nice work.

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