Friday, March 5, 2010

Chest Transformation

 
I found this beat up, in need of a makeover, silverware chest for $2.00 at a garage sale.
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While in rough shape, it was structurally sound and solid wood, so I figured I could jazz it up with a little paint.
I applied a couple coats of cream craft paint, highly distressed it and epoxied a vintage rhinestone brooch to the front. Now I just need to replacing the inside fabric lining.
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I’ll be using it as my catch all junk drawer box.

29 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! Great job and super find...
    I sent you an email. Have a good day!
    Jennifer

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  2. Fabulous find! Looks really pretty now.

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  3. That was a great buy. Beautiful transformation.
    Jane

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  4. What a great idea for catch all! Fab job!
    smiles, alice

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  5. And junk never looked so good, Trixie! That turned out great! So much better than what it was. I love the embellishment you added, too.

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  6. wow that turned out great~ Marla

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  7. Trixie, that is so cool! You did a great job. I've seen those too, and never saw the possibilities. Now, I'll keep my eye out for one to play with. It could be lined with scrapbook papers or pretty fabrics...
    Sherry

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  8. I love how this looks. I want to find a silverware box for some nice silver I have and $2 sounds just right.

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  9. very yummy! The rhinestones are the pefect cherry on top!

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  10. The brooch just sends it over the moon. :)I SOOO need to go on a junket with you!

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  11. Great box...love the brooch!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. Cute, cute! I love it! I have one sitting in my basement that I picked up at a garage sale too and I really like the "highly distressed" look!

    Tania

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  13. What a great idea! I love how you take something so unconventional and make it look fabulous (and give it a fabulous new function as well.)

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  15. A great transformation! I love the cream, distressed and the brooch. Such a great idea!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  16. Miss Trixie, you continue to be an aspiring influence for me! What an incredible find..for an even more incredible bargain! Wow..you've sure got the Midas Touch when giving things a second life!

    Blessings, joy and sunshine to you sweet friend, Terri

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  17. This is awesome! I find those all the time; and love the brooch!

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  18. I have just discovered your wonderful blog whilst googling 'burlap'! I love your blog and am now a follower. I love this little box, it looks fantastic now you have painted it! So much wonderful inspiration:) Wishing you a lovely weekend ~ Tina

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  19. Very good buy and great transformation!!!!

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  20. Everything you do is magical!

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  21. I really like this idea--I have some old silverware boxes--although none as cool as the one you found.

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  22. I love IT! I just purchased one similar complete with old silver. It too is in need of a "makeover". I've been contemplating just how to do it until today!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Rhonda

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  24. Great job! What a cool piece. I have a silver chest that needs some work. This is great inspiration.

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