For the past several years this little chest has resided in my entry hall. I honestly can’t even remember how long I’ve had it. I’m trying to picture it in my previous home…but I can’t…so I guess that means less than 10 years since that’s how long we’ve lived in this home. Almost.
EDIT: MY sweet sis-in-law reminded me that is was at my previous house so I’ve had it longer than 10 years! LOL! And of course, once she reminded me where it was I remembered!
My memory is so crazy these days. I remember the most random of inconsequential things but can’t seem to recall important details. But that’s a post for another day. If I remember.
My brother Matt built this chest for me. I sent him a drawing plus dimensions, he built it and I painted it. Let’s say 9 years ago.
Like most projects around here, I’ve been ready to repaint this little guy for several years. Well, I finally got around to it!
I searched for a previous post that might have shown my entry but couldn’t find one. I did unearth this long forgotten photo. This was probably taken not long after I started blogging 5 years ago. I do remember that.
The chest was raw wood and I painted the entire thing with craft paints! I wanted it to have a transparent finish where you could still see the grain. Time for random facts…I believe I used Barn Red, Vineyard Green, Kings Gold and Black. I don’t recall the name of the purple on the knobs. After painting, I sealed it with a low sheen polyurethane.
I was apparently channeling my inner MacKenzie-Childs 9 years ago.
While I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this brightly painted little chest it was time to give him a new look.
First he got a good sanding…
and in preparation for his new paint I propped him up using those fancy painting props aka green beans.
Now, I hate to do this to you but at this point I have to leave you in suspense with only a small sneak peek.
You see, I recently purchased a new computer. YAY!!! To my children and husband’s utter delight, I am now a member of Team Apple! And I absolutely LOVE it!
Should have done this years ago.
But…if you’ve ever switched from a PC to a MAC (and if you’re older than say 25) then you will completely understand, and sympathize with me, when I explain that it took me way too long to edit the photos and get to this point than it should have. Way…too…long.
So, I’m saving the big reveal, along with all the paint details and how-to’s, for the next post.