Thursday, January 31, 2013
A Broken Chest Re-Do
Good morning and Brrrrr it's cold here in Michigan again. It was so nice for 2 days and it was like Spring around here but now it's in the 20's and a wind chill of 10 degrees. It's Michigan, you never know what going to come our way. Love it. Well, I have a remake that took a little bit of time because I didn't know what to do. We had this old chest that was really beat up and the drawers were a mess. We took out the good drawers and made some shelves out of them. They turned out really fun and I will show you at a later date, but for now it's all about the chest. Here is the before picture:
After the separations were in, I thought that some trim would add to the piece. So they were cut and added on, which actually hides the added wood shelves My husband added another little shelf where a little drawer once was. I have pink and green in my sewing room, so I painted the piece green and the inside a raspberry color. Antiqued the green with the pink and rubbed pink along the edges. I filled the drawer spaces with an industrial look with some metal bins. I weaved some material along the edges of some of the baskets. I had an old metal bicycle basket and I added it to the outside to hold a little more stuff. I also weaved some material around that basket to be able to hold smaller stuff there.
The finished look.
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