Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Out with the old and in with the new

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Hard to believe it is over and back to reality. I am so happy the days are getting longer now if the temp could just get above 0 for a few days would be nice!! Can't wait until I get my money saved for my HEATED work shop- I'm sure the hubby will appreciate it too- the kitchen table in the winter months becomes my work table.

You can see from the before pics of this project it was beautiful green grass and warm sunshine. Well it turned cold and the holidays came so it sat for a couple of months until I could get out to my dad's workshop that has HEAT- yes heat in this part of the country lately is a wonderful thing!!

This project was of course one the hubby wanted to put right in the burn pile but heck no you can't waste something has good bones. Not to mention it was free.  So take it apart and use it for something else!! It was a fun project that I have wanted to try for a while- man was I nervous to cut that bad boy down but it all worked out- thank goodness. Even got the nod of a good job from my hubby.

Here is the before picture. As you can see it was missing a drawer and the veneer was coming off the sides.

Here is the after. I cut the top two drawers off. Used some plywood from the garage (don't tell the hubby it was from his stash) and some trim to tie it all together. The trim came from the building I work in that was built in 1887. I added some color with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and Louis Blue. Great little storage chest/bench now. 

It's off to Mama's for the January sale- yeah that is next week already.  Hope you all have a wonderful New Year and here is to a great 2014!! I have a feeling it is going to be a great one!! 

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  1. Amazing transformation! I love the blue & white design!

  2. Great job! I love it!

  3. Very nice!!!!! Sounds like our hubbies think alike! :) I drive mine nuts almost on a daily basis. I'm really loving the chest..... anything with wheels is awesome :)

  4. Fabulous!

    D. Henson

  5. Wow, that's gorgeous! I never would have thought to cut the top off. If you have a minute, please stop by and share your post at the Everyday Vintage link party at Helene's Legacy. Your style is the perfect fit!


  6. Fantastic transformation--I am sharing it on Facebook! Thanks for linking up.

  7. Wow, great idea and it turned out fabulous! I had to pin this one.
    Saw you featured at Roadkill Rescue.
    Debbie :)

    1. Thanks Debbie- it was a fun project!! Thanks for stopping by.

  8. What a great idea!! I wouldn't have thought of that - very resourceful.

  9. Really made a nice chest/bench and you still have more drawers/shelves to do something with. Nice move and it looks great.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures