Wednesday, July 11, 2012

HOPE CHEST = I hope it sells!!!

I cannot find the before photo of this piece - but it was navy blue - with a rust colored pad on top - and no handles.......................

You'll have to use your imagination on this one lol......................and I actually did this when I did the striped
dresser here because I had someone in mind - but they did not show up :(((

Someone is coming tonight to look at the dresser - so perhaps they may want to take it as a set, we'll see

This is a cedar lined chest - again heavy like you wouldn't believe - manufactured by LANE -
She got the same stripey treatment that the dresser did......................

and then I reupholstered it in an off white cotton - ( thick - almost like canvas )

and then I added some ribbon - just to fancy it up a little - ( this can easily be removed if someone prefers it plain )

It looks black in the photo - but the ribbon is gray -

I have fully embraced Annie Sloan
Now I need Annie Leibovitz to come take photos for me

and Voila - a " set " -  I had previously painted it black - and it sat in front of my living room window, with
pillows propped up on it - looked quite lovely

I almost want to tell people where they should put the items they buy from me - I can't help it - I get a visual and it won't leave, lol
Can anyone say CONTROL FREAK?

That's it for this evening - XXX

UPDATE- a young couple bought both ( and a third small table ) pieces - and thought there were too many stripes - so the chest went from striped to this

and a small table to put a night light on ( you see I'm even dictating what should go on the table )

A little bling -

Fit for a princess - and signed - sealed and picked up

Paris Grey and old white


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  1. VERY nice. Both of them. Good luck!

  2. Thanks Carolyn - ( you're a no reply blogger by the way - not sure if you're aware of that )

  3. Oh wow, that looks great! Beautiful chest. I hope they sell!

  4. Love the stripes and the colour and the white cushion on top is like icing on the bake. The set is beautiful and I can't see anyone not taking both. you did a great job. Tobey

  5. Love, love, love the stripes. Great job!

  6. Your dresser and chest are so beautiful! I love the stripes! I am sure they will sell really fast.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog :)


  7. Both pieces are beautiful! You know I wanted that dresser. :) I hope someone will take them as a set...just perfect.


  8. The hope chest turned out so beautiful. Amazing detail!!

  9. You had me at gorgeous! Following you back! Love your pieces too!

  10. You did a great job on your furniture, they turned out lovely! I love to redo older pieces too:)! Have a great weekend,Jen

  11. Suzan,
    This is a really pretty piece. I was nominated for the Liebster award, and I want to pass it along to you! <3

  12. This looks awesome, Suzan. You're so talented. All of your pieces look amazing!


  13. They are beautiful!!! I'm sure the new owner is very happy! ~ Judy

  14. STUNNING! I love the colors!!

  15. That chest is such a unique piece! You did a FABULOUS job with it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  16. Love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  17. another adorable piece! love the cushion an dknobs!

  18. Very pretty! Yes great color combos, and patterns. The pretty knobs really work!
    Block Party

  19. I think I like that the pieces are of the same color, but do not match with the stripes. To be even more controlling than you - I would have to add lemon accents somewhere in the room. I spent 30 minutes last week explaining how to fit a cream shabby piece into a contemporary room. She bought it and as she was walking out said she would probably just repaint it! At least it sold!

  20. She's charming! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  21. I really like the update! That knob is super! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  22. Girl. You are amazing. That is all.

    Thanks for sharing on The All Star Block Party!

  23. Another lovely piece Susan. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  24. Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope to see you again this week!

  25. What lush stuff you have made glad they all sold I prefer with the stripes and the colours are wonderful who knew grey could look so good ;0)


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