My Dad gave me this cedar hope chest for my sweet sixteen. I have cherished it ever sense but it found it's home in my closet. I decided to bring it up to date and sand, prime, and paint it white from its original red cedar look.
It took a few coats but we're gettin' there!
I had a small piece of bead board left over from my kitchen so I added it onto the front of the chest
I bought these stick on letters at The Dollar Tree and they worked great!
I love how they add just that perfect touch because it's whats inside that chest that's so dear to my heart. My family's treasures.
I left the top stained because I loved the wood so much.
I did sand it though and gave it a much darker stain.
It's more a dark brown than a red cedar
I love how it turned out and for no out of pocket expense that's a blessing! Now for all of you wondering how my "Swedish" is coming...slow but steady. I think my Swedish is taking a bit of a turn to coastal...smile. It's what decorating is all about....change~
Posted by Susie from Bienvenue at 5/27/2009