Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Curbside Redo

Not long ago, my husband and I were driving through our neighborhood on the way to dinner when I noticed a solid wood trunk on the curb,I knew if we didn’t turn around and get it,
 it would be gone when we came back.
It was a solid pine trunk lined with cedar and definitely homemade, but it was solid and just needed some love.


I think what made it a little dated was all the brass hardware, I removed most of it and filled in the holes, then I  mixed up some homemade chalk paint and off I went.
The color I mixed up  was a dark grey almost black color. Once I distressed it, I added a antique brown finishing wax.


I knew I didn’t want to put the original handles, so I asked my sweet husband to make some.
He is a leathersmith and very talented making anything with leather.


I love the weathered look and the love new leather handles, looks like I paid a ton of money for it.