Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hope Chest ~before and after~

I was almost 18 when my parents bought this hope chest for me as a graduation gift. At that time, I liked unstained, unpainted wood (not sure why)so I never did anything to the wood except add a very light coat of clear sealer. I've been wanting to paint or stain the hope chest for a while now. I decided to paint it- white, of course. ;-) Actually, I would have preferred a more off white color, but I can always add another coat of paint easily. This is nice for now.
We had some pure white paint left from other projects, so I just did 2 coats of that over 2 days during Teddy's afternoon naps. Each coat only took me about 15 minutes, so it wasn't bad at all.

I plan to add some handles to the front later on, since it is made to look like there are 2 big drawers.

I am linking to a "before and after party" with Sarah, the Thrifty Decor Chick. :-)http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/2010/07/before-and-after-party-craigslist-love.html


Melissa Searle said...

Coolies! :) Looks way better! Hehe

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

looks great!! I am looking for something similar for the foot of my bed.

Thanks for stopping by to view my portico project the other day!

candy ♥ said...


im adding your blog link to my blog sidebar if thats ok

Kirsty said...

Love it! You really lifted it up! =D
Love the style and welcome to Australia! =D I used to live in Canberra too!

candy ♥ said...

hi sweetie,
will definitely be praying for your little guy! you can count on my prayers!

Centsible Savings said...

Thanks for the comment on my laundry room makeover!

Would love for you to come enter my FIRST D├ęcor on a Dime linky party!  I will be having a linky party the 15th of every month.  The first one will be this Sunday at 9:00 pm and will remain open all week for entries!
I would love for you to be able to share some of your projects with my readers!

By the way, love your hope chest redo! Need to check out the rest of your projects too! :)