Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chest Remake

I really liked the shape of this chest the first time I saw it.  (Had already taken the handles off when I took this picture.)  It came looking like this, with the scuffed up finish.

Enter my inspiration piece.  I fell in love with the painting on this tray that I bought at a garage sale.  So I decided I wanted to paint the chest in this way, with the same color green stripes.

Now I can paint a wall - and tape off stripes!-, but don't expect me to do much more than that.  So for the flowers I wanted, I told my friend who is an incredible artist what I was looking for and in what colors.  She did the most beautiful design.  (If I knew how, I would edit out the cord and electrical plug.  But I don't, so there you go.)

This little chest has been all over my house; here it is in the very boring living room (when the living room was still beige - many transitions ago!)

It has now found its home in my bedroom, as my bedside table.  I had about a quarter of an inch to spare, but I love it there!

I also wish I knew how to take good pictures without a flash.  Let's just say I'm a work in progress.  Thanks for stopping by - your visits mean a lot to me.  Have a wonderful week!

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Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
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Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays
Debbie at  Confessions of a Plate Addict for The Scoop Monday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Suzy at Worthing Court for Homework Wednesday
Be InspiredCommon Ground Thursday
Yvonne at  Stone Gable  for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Thursday 
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
 The Thrifty Groove ~ Thrifty Things Friday
The Charm of Home ~ Home Sweet Home Friday
 French Country Cottage Friday
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 
Karen at A Stylish Interior for Stylish Friday Finds
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Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. This is a beautiful re-do of a very nice piece. I just love it....
    over from the Tablescaper...

  2. Wow, unreal makeover. Love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. I'm amazed that your friend could duplicate the design from the tray so well- great job! It really is a unique and special piece. Thanks for sharing this at Throwback Thursday!

  4. What a wonderful paint job - you're very talented! love the stripes!

  5. What a great makeover. You gave that chest so much personality. Love the stripes and the floral design.

  6. Wow, what a beautiful transformation!!! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  7. The little dresser turned out so pretty! You are lucky to know someone so skilled. It's gorgeous!