Tuesday, June 21, 2016

shabby chest to Hope chest

Wow what a find an older Lane cedar chest with bottom drawer!
Wow what a mess a beat up scuffed up Lane cedar chest missing legs with a drawer!



Actually this was a very quick turn around!
Instead of putting legs on I elected to add caster or bearing roller feet....

I did have to add a riser so that the apron on the drawer did not drag...

This trunk screamed patriotic , primitive blue....
So Southern  Honey Maurice Blue.....was the pick...


Some distressing ..


A little dark wax after clear....and I like the out come....



The castors are the perfect addition, making this item easy to move....I like to add castors to furniture especially if I am taking to the booth...it makes moving it in and out so much easier and of course in the home moving to clean under it or  just to try it in an other room .....Here is a china cabinet rebirth that this philosophy worked great with....they are also an easy DIY repair on a item that is missing short legs....



I hope you are inspired to get rolling or to add to that hope chest!
Sheryl

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