Saturday, November 19, 2011

Chest #126...and a little Christmas Decor

Just to prepare you, I'm feeling a little feisty tonight.
So, yet another chest.  I know, I know.  And I don't even have a before picture...I've only been blogging since August, and I'm already slipping.  Basically, it was a big brown, dirty, old plywood box.

First thing I did was add some casters....and did the whole priming and painting thing....
... and I finally joined the number club and put a number on it..and then I distressed it.  On the inside - it was a big old mess, and the only way I could think to fix it would be to cover it.  I applied a glaze and stain mixture over the book pages before a couple coats of poly.
  (If you're jealous of the pretty brown, office-like should be...added's in the kitchen.  The last owner "loved carpet in the kitchen")

I had a couple pieces of furniture sell, so we took the new chest to add to my booth.  I didn't get any good pictures before my husband stuck it in the car.

I also added the sisal handles
I always wonder why people choose the numbers they do...I chose #126 because 1/26 is our wedding anniversary.

This would make a great coffee table...with bunches of storage (toys!).  (any takers?  if you live nearby, I'll even bring it to ya!) Since it's on casters, it could easily be moved out of the way if more space is needed.

Made a couple changes...

A little Christmas decor for the ole' booth.  See the fringe-y tree on the left...guess what it's made from....COFFEE FILTERS.  I almost lost a finger in the making of that-there tree. The flowers on the little wreath...uh huh, COFFEE FILTERS.

The garland...COFFEE FILTERS (and book pages)...and the wreath around the trunk...COFFEE FILTERS! I'm a woman possessed...maybe I should rename my blog...Salvaged Coffee Filters?  Coffee Filter Crafts?  Nah.

I changed the knobs on the kitchen island.  And put new inserts in the picture frames.

A little glittery tree made from cardstock and book pages.  I know you can't tell, but there's a little flower on the rusty scoop next to the tree...and shhh, it's made from COFFEE FILTERS.

My husband built an A-MAZ-ING farm dining table out of an old door.  You will pee your pants, it's so awesome.  I need to put some poly on it and take pictures, but hopefully, I'll have those for you in the next couple you better come back and check it out. (promise??)
 I didn't even know he had these abilities...and we've been married almost 4 years!  He probably shouldn't have revealed this hidden skill to me because now the possibilities are endless!!! (Bwah, HA, HA...does that sound evil in your head, because it's supposed to)

If I don't get the chance to chat with you again before Thursday, have a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your family, and don't forget your elastic pants!

I will be sharing this at most of these parties...probably will miss any Thursday parties this week, if you go, link one for me (haha, like drink one for me..nevermind).


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Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

love the chest! i can't believe the pink dresser is still hanging around your booth!! it's gorgeous!!

can't wait to see the farm table!

Lauren said...

Okkaaaayyyy, I love your booth. I could spend hours in it! New follower to your blog, thanks for sharing! :D

Jill said...

Love your upcycled box! And you have a gorgeous booth :)

aimee said...

I love this chest its beautiful. i love the white twig tree to thanks for sharing xxx

Sherry said...

Wonderful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

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