Monday, December 2, 2013

Tool Chest Re-do

This week I have a tool chest re-do project to share with you.  The tool chest was left in the garage by the previous owners of our lake house.  Believe me when I tell you it looked like an old piece of crap laying in the corner.  We kept tossing tools in it and I never gave it a second thought until Chablis looked at it over the summer and said she thought she'd like to re-finish it.  Damn, why didn't I think of that first???  The only before picture I took was this.  The entire tool chest looked like this before she started on it....

Chablis removed an old hinged shelf from the interior, removed the hardware handles, filled in all the holes, and sanded the entire thing down....

Then she painted it with a couple of coats of blue paint...

She gave it a very light distressing and now the tool chest sits at the end of her bed and holds a blanket and some pillows....

She said one of these days she's going to stencil something on the lid.

I think she should stencil Mom on it and give it to her mother.  What do you think??


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  2. Great job! A stencil on the lid would be perfect. Yes, I agree Chablis should give this to her mom. :)

  3. Sorry, but I am pretty sure that you raised too smart a girl to give that lovely chest away, lol. She should keep it and you should consider it a complement to your good parenting. :)

    1. OMG - thank you Gail! That was the sweetest thing to say and you made my day.

  4. It would be pretty with a heart painted on it....and yes, it would make a nice gift! It's beautiful! Enjoy your weekend my friend! Wish you were here to go hiking with us this afternoon! Sweet hugs!


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