cedar chest makeover

I’ve been working on a bedroom makeover for the past week. I just redid our bedroom back in December. And I liked it for all of five minutes. Maybe.

I scored some great thrifty furniture last week and I’ve been working on the pieces to add to our bedroom.

So I’ll show you a different piece each day this week and then the whole bedroom reveal on Friday! How’s that for a plan? I have to say I usually just fly by the seat of my pants with blog posts, so it’s nice to actually have a plan!

First up is this art deco cedar chest. I’ve wanted one for the foot of our bed for the longest time. I scored for fifty dollars on kijiji. It was in good shape but needed a facelift. Sorry for the crummy photo, I snapped it with my phone.

I painted it in Light French Gray by Behr. My new favorite paint color. LOVE IT.

I lightly sanded the details to bring them out and added glass pulls. It looks perfect at the foot of our bed!

Tomorrow’s post? Gaw-geous french arm chairs. You’re gonna love ‘em.

Happy Monday, peeps.

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18 Responses to cedar chest makeover

  1. Tracy March 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    Very cool update – the sanding really accents the features nicely.

    Have a great week!

  2. Sarah March 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    Gorgeous! Love the handles and the distressing!!

  3. Melinda G Burke March 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Susan, I love this color! Can’t wait till Friday to see what you have done!

  4. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. March 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    Love the French Gray. And the cedar chest has a great shape!

  5. patti @ pandora's Box March 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    I love this…I just can’t bring myself to paint the chest I have, but I love yours! Stop by to enter my giveaway!

  6. Holly March 27, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    I am not into the art deco style but I love this!! Very nice! Perfect color.

  7. Mel March 28, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    Very nice! You are right, that is a beautiful colour.

    I get the 5 minutes of liking something before it’s got to go :)

  8. mary March 28, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    I love it! Thank you for joining in on Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

  9. Mary Paulson March 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    Lol! I thought I was the only one that loves changing room decor every few weeks.
    I used to move furniture a round the rooms weekly. Now I “rearrange” furniture.I literally used to carry my television around the room trying to decide the best spot for it!
    In the last year I have had 8 bedspreads. Love lots of color at times and then want to calm the room down with soft colors. In my opinion I am always “improving” the room,so I don’t see any end to it! Thanks for ypur blog. I think your chest looks great
    painted!

  10. Every Crafty Endeavor March 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    I love the redo – the color you picked is perfect!

    I am having an “every crafty blog” linky party and would love for you to come and join!

  11. Cathy March 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Love it! I just scored a similar cedar chest for $10 at a garage sale that is not in best of condition. Lots of chips in her veneer, poor girl is really showing her age. The light french gray may be my new fav color too. Excellent job on this chest.

  12. denise March 28, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    I have a dark stained hope chest and this has given me ideas!!! Thanks for the post!

  13. cassie March 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    i love this! i love waterfall style in white- it is so soft and pretty.

  14. Ashleigh @ Sincerely March 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    Love it! I’ve wanted something similar for a while now but haven’t found anything in my budget! After seeing this I must look harder :)

  15. ldh March 31, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    It turned out beautifully! Looks like it might be from the 40’s. Just lovely in its pretty white :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  16. Cedar Chests May 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    That is very interesting! Thank You

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