Monday, October 3, 2011

Grandmas Antique Chest

This Chest was found at our local thrift store.  I admit I paid about twice what I would normally pay for a piece of furniture to paint but I really loved this piece.  I thought about keeping it.
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Its beautiful wood, its low to the ground, it would make a great place for a Flat Screen.  The hardware is all there! 
We thought the top was good enough to keep, so we sanded it down and  put on just a clear sealer. 
Then the rest was painted Annie Sloans Chalk Paint in Duck Egg then Louis Blue a little here a little there not real consistent as you can see.  

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Then came the sanding and distressing.  After that we waxed it with clear then dark wax. 
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Hope you enjoy my project of the week.




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32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous piece!! This really came out beautifully!

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  2. Connie, that is gorgeous. Love the shape of that piece.

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  3. Beautiful color and distressing!

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  4. I love this piece! You did and amazing job!

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  5. That is exactly what I was thinking! It would be a great tv console unit...I just bought a hope chest at an auction that looks like a 3 drawer hepplewhite style chest and that is what I have my flat screen on. Great colors~its gonna be sold pronto.

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  6. Connie, I think you are so talented! I love seeing what you are doing! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  7. sent over from YTTM. Great job! It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
    Karin
    www.artisbeauty.net

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  8. Looking forward to browsing your blog a bit more. I am your latest follower.

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  9. Wow, how gorgeous! Love how it turned out! Such a beautifully-shaped piece!

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  10. This is one of the prettiest painted pieces I have seen out in blogland!

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  11. Gorgeous! Now following :)

    threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

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  12. Very pretty, I'm sure it will sell in no time!

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  13. Love , love love this piece...Im dying to find something similar for my flat screen :)

    I just came back from good will I found very simply peices for 250$ and 300$ ??? are you kidding me :(

    Visiting from Potpouri friday
    btw I have a chair with the same claw feet legs I bought 2 weeks ago

    Rasha @ mychampagnetaste

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  14. Beautiful job! I love the distressing and the stained top. Following you now.

    Found you through 2805 Potpourri Friday.

    Jeanne

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  15. This came out wonderful ... love the keyholes and feet on this piece. Love the color you chose too. Your newest follower, Francine

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  16. I love your newest project! It was pretty before but now it is awesome!! Great job!

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  17. Oh, she is a beauty! You did an amazing job on her!! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Redoux. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/10/chest.html

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  18. Beautiful piece! Love the way the two colors blend, it gives so much depth to the paint. Deb

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  19. Oh-so-BEAUTIFULLY redone!! Duck Egg Blue is next on my project to-do list. LOVE this!

    Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/... hope you can drop by and say hi!)

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  20. This is a gorgeous piece--beautiful color and great legs!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! I appreciate your participation!

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  21. THAT is one beautiful piece, Connie! Look at those great legs! The colors you chose were just perfect for it! Great job! :)

    xoox laurie

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  22. Love this--the feet are so pretty and I love the color!

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  23. BEAUTIFUL JOB ON THIS, ID LOVE TO FEATURE IT, LET ME KNOW IF THAT WOULD BE OK WITH YOU.
    LAUREN

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  24. That color just transformed the chest into another world! Great job!

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  25. Love the color! Great work. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Beautiful piece and you did a fantastic job, new follower, stop by sometime!

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  27. Too bad you are in GA - would have snapped that piece up in an instant! It is quite lovely.

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  28. You might have paid more for this thrift find, but hopefully it paid off. Looks lovely!

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  29. Ruined a nice piece of furniture, but there............

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  30. What a lucky find. Turned out beautifully!

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