Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cedar Chest Re-do

Would you believe that it’s raining here again!  I think we have seen more clouds and rain in the last few months than sunshine.  Fortunately, yesterday was a beautiful day and I took advantage of it by taking some pictures of the cedar chest outside.    I didn’t want to take pictures of it in the garage since it was such a nice day and besides my garage has returned to its messy state.

As I mentioned in a previous post, we bought a cedar chest for $60 at an auction for one of our daughters.  It had been sitting in our garage for over a year gathering dust while waiting for a make-over.  Below is a before picture of the cedar chest.  


And here is the after photo. 


I sanded the cedar chest and then I applied Miniwax Gel Stain.  I painted the front framed section of the chest with off white chalk paint, sanded it and applied gel stain.


I love how the gel stain made the chalk paint look.  It has the look of marble.  


Now we just need to get it to our daughter who has been waiting patiently for over a year.

As always, thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  They are always appreciated. 


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No Minimalist Here for Open House Party

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
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From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
2805 for Potpourri Party


  1. It's beautiful Gail. Looks like you hit the jack pot like I did

  2. Gail that chest turned out beautiful! Your daughter is going to love it!! Martina

  3. Wonderful piece Gail, and you did fanastic makeover on it too. We had cold and rain here too today.

  4. Hi Gail...LOVE the chest...great way to transform many uses too...have a great night, Mariaelena

  5. That turned out fabulous, Gail! Can I be your adopted daughter. . .please????

  6. I like just that touch of paint in the front. Nice job, Gail.

  7. Your daughter is going to love it and think it was worth the wait!

  8. You did a beautiful job, Gail ... she's going to LOVE it ... I know I would !!

  9. Hi Gail.. the chest turned out so well and it was woth the wait!


    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

  10. It turned out beautifully, Gail. You daughter should be delighted with it!

    Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday! I really appreciate you and your participation!

  11. Wow, that makes such a difference. Nicely done.

  12. Simple but elegant, looks great! I have my mom's cedar chest at my sister's for years, she doesn't want it, so may miles away, I must get it! Thanks for inspiring me! I also liked your acorn diy @ Ucreate, good job! Thanks for sharing

  13. Gail it turned out fabulous lady! I just love the chest! Thanx for coming to the party! Hope all is well and have a fabulous weekend!

  14. Great job!! It looks fabulous! I have a cedar chest that needs a facelift... think you may have motivated me to get started on it :)

  15. So darling!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!


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