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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mini Chest...

You know you get stuff out and say I'll get to alter that  and somehow it ends up to one side, sadly neglected..well not anymore..this little chest has had a makeover..at last!



I took the original  ring handles off of the drawers and then sanded any rough areas down, including the main frame. This is such a sturdy chest and it is made from decent wood too because it smelt lovely..reminded me of when as a child,I would spend hours watching my dad chiselling away on his woodwork, he was a carpenter by trade...at one time he bought me my very own tool kit and gave me lots of off cuts of wood to play with...


I gave the chest 3 coats of gesso as the drawers were a bit grainy as you can see in the above photo on the drawers.
Choosing a colour was the hardest part for me to be honest, mainly because I wanted to use the chest for storing metal embellishments..so I didn't want it to be too light in colour....so I chose Docrafts Midnight Blue acrylic paint..I gave everything 2 coats of paint, once dry I  then sprayed everything with crafters companion seal & shine.


You can see in the photo above the lovely shine on the wood....
Using co-ordinating backing papers I covered the front of each door, the sides and the top of the chest.
Setting that aside I painted the 9 wooden knobs in the midnight blue paint.



As the drawer knobs were drying I used the spray and shine twice all over the chest to seal the papers. unfortunately with the lighting on the day due to heavy rain, the photo doesn't do the chest any justice.


I left the chest overnight to completely dry and then attached the knobs to the drawers.



So this is my project for the challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..the challenge for March has just launched..why not pop over and enter the challenge...you can find it HERE









6 comments:

Sammy said...

Beautiful! I just love these kinds of projects, and the colour you chose is gorgeous!
I have so many things that fall under the "I'll alter that some time" banner. I do tend to get around to them eventually, but I keep adding more, and only have so many hours in the day! lol. (In fact, there's a "for teacher" project that has been sitting on a corner of my desk for almost 2 years now, waiting for me to start on it! lol) x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Such a sweet little chest and you have done a wonderful job enhancing it. Love the colours and the papers. fab project hun xx

Rupa S said...

This is beautiful sandie. Love that blue and its nice your metal embellishments have a cozy home now!

Julie Short said...

Your subtle way with colour and pattern worked brilliantly on this no longer neglected decor piece Sandy. I love little drawer sets to organise bits and bobs easily, so I'll have it if you decide to toss it :)

Nora said...

So pretty!!!

Nora said...

This is so pretty!!!