My daughter just moved from a high rise apartment in Montreal -
In the garage of that building there was sort of a " free cycle " situation - where people would leave things down there that they no longer wanted and it would always be gone the next day.
This trunk was left down there and she snapped it up for Mama !
It was on wheels - perfect - except that most of it was still in it's raw state of plywood
Except for the 2 top inserts which look like this - ( and which I would never remove - I'm not one to rewrite history !!! ) I don't know what that blue corner is from - but it's staying too
But I DID give it a white wash all over
It's the perfect storage for the front ( enclosed ) porch - outside Christmas decor or even to store boots and such during the summer !
And nestles under the console table I placed in front of one of the windows perfectly !
I meant to have the other side of this area complete by the weekend - but it was so oppressively hot that I would have expired had I attempted it !
It was almost 100 degrees with the humidity....................I can take the heat but the humidity? It feels like trying to breathe with weights laying on top of your body - it's just horrible !
Bit I DID get the blinds up on the window - and I covered the foam on the built in benches with blankets from Ikea ( the little pillows came from there too ) I got an exceptional deal on the foam !
And at least one side is done - that's better than no side, right?
Work begins on the deck today - the posts are going in !
And Tuesday my new stove gets delivered
And Wednesday the foundation goes down for the deck
And Thursday the actual planks get laid.............
Well we'll discuss that on Friday's chat ( about this & that )
Have a wonderful day everyone !
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This is fabulous. Oh my what a score to find this wonderful chest with so much history printed right on it. Love the white wash to it. Looks awesome. Sounds like you have a very busy week ahead.
Looking good! I love that you didn't cover up the writing or the blue ~ReplyDelete
Amazing! That's the nicest porch I've seen in a long time.ReplyDelete
So jealous! Love it! I would add wheels so I could move it easier but love the whitewash and that you left the writing! Your room is really starting to come together! Looks great!ReplyDelete
It's on wheels already ( I didn't even have to do that !!! )Delete
Thanks so much Amy !
OMG you just can't duplicate something like that, such a score! sqeek, sqeek squeek, rattle as i push it to the road yelling to Dave to start the truck!!!! Seriously, keep an eye on that treasure.... Gosh your place sounds like the chaos of mine, bet you don't have the mud to deal with after the ton of rain we had, but you might after digging holes if that is needed. We have had the humidity too, it's brutal! Wishing you a good week, I hope it dries up here so we can continue the rebuild. xo PattyReplyDelete
Great historical treasure! I wonder how it got back to your area from Belgium?ReplyDelete
I like the trunk, but love the clock drawn on the wall. If you blogged about it, I missed it.
So cool and so not pretentious.......
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Marje !Delete
I DID blog about the clock last week - it's a decal ( stick on ) that I found at Ikea a year or two ago :)
The crate is fabulous and the whole space is coming together perfectly.ReplyDelete
Suzan...I love it!! My husband made me a trunk when we were first married 36 years ago. I still have the trunk...and I've been wanting to paint it white and put wheels on it...for several years now. Maybe...I'll get to it this coming Fall.ReplyDelete
What a great find...good daughter. I'd say she knows her mama. :) it looks great! As for not finishing, I don't blame you! Heat is one thing but humidity is something else. Sounds like you have a full week! Good luck.ReplyDelete
What a lucky find! Love the lettering, and a little white washing was all it needed. Thanks for sharing with us at VIParty.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness I love this transformation, can I also say how much I love your grandfather clock wall too. I hope you will share at my Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ( you can link up through Saturday at midnight) hugs!ReplyDelete
This is fabulous! I love that you kept the original writing! Such a fun and unique piece!ReplyDelete
Thanks SO much Rebecca !Delete
Love this chest - so many things you can do with it and the transformation is awesome. Your porch is beginning to take shape - I love all that you have done so far. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. CathyReplyDelete
Thanks so much Cathy !Delete
Love all the progress you are making the crate is perfect...love that you left the writing on it.. the white wash was a great choice looks great! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Love your crate makeover and your stone floor!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
What a great piece!! Love it! Thanks for sharing with Home Sweet Home!ReplyDelete
PDC.... pretty darn cute.ReplyDelete
Another beauty, Suzan! I love the writing on it - it's priceless! Thanks for linking up with Best of The Weekend!ReplyDelete
So wonderful you saved that orphan with its history intact!ReplyDelete
I love your work, you are so creative and elegant. A real artist!ReplyDelete
Thanks SO much Mary - what a compliment !!!Delete
Love the crate, Suzan! I have a very similar one covered in camouflage paint that I've not been able to decide what to do with. Perhaps white paint is the way to go...ReplyDelete
Thanks SO much Diana !Delete
Everything looks better in white - you can't go wrong with it - right?