This little chest had defiantly seen better day when I got her home. Often times when I haul a piece home my husband will give me one of those…are you out of your mind looks…this piece was no exception. She was legless and half covered in paint! But, I am a sucker for old chests and I love the fun little details that were still intact!
After I got this chest home….my assumptions were true, the remaining paint on this chest was LEAD BASED!! EEEKKKK!! Being that I am pregnant I didn’t want to take the risk of removing the paint myself, so my amazing husband and assistant came to the rescue and removed the paint for me…with a chemical stripper of course! Once this piece was lead free it was mine turn to fix her up and give her a new life!
And I couldn’t be happier with how she cleaned up…….
I lined the drawers with old sheet music to add a fun flare to the chest.
and here is a close up of the wood appliqués …. Stunning
This piece is For Sale for more information please see my Furniture For Sale Tab at the top of the page
After all who doesn't love a FREE E-Course!!