Friday, October 11, 2013

Storage Chest / Toy Box gets Paint Personality

 
So today
 
 I am thinking of all of you out there
 
with the same creative spirit to "make and do".
 
It's something we just have inside of us.
 
A reader reminded me of that today,
 
and I thought about the verse in Acts 17:28
 
"In Him, we live and move and have our being".
 
So this is how I live and move
 
and hope some of my paint projects
 
are ideas that you can enjoy too!
 
 
Here's the latest -
 
 
 
 
Pin It!
It's a storage chest
 
that could be used in so many ways.
 
Who doesn't need more storage!
 
Here is the before:
 
 
 
 
Just a little dated.
 
Removing the wood scallop detail,
 
the top wood trim,
 
and the handles
 
will give it a whole new look.
 
 
 
 
After some sanding and deglosser,
 
I layered reds over black.
 
Then for the top,
 
I used cardstock to Dip and Drag
 
the colors on the stripes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now look at that Paint Personality!
 
So new and fresh and 2013.
 
Blankets, Photo Albums, and Toys
 
are just a few storage ideas
 
for this new chest.
 
This piece will be looking for a home!
 
It will be displayed at "The Keeping Room"
 
in Nebraska City this weekend.
 
 
 
Pin It!
 
Many thanks for your visits!
 
Deb
 
 
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20 comments:

Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

I really love your painting technique. You make it seem so easy but I am sure you put a lot of work into your pieces. Looks great!

Feral Turtle said...

Good luck on selling it although I am pretty sure none will be needed. Great job on the update and I love the colors!!

Krista thehappyhousie said...

I love it Deb- and what a great inspirational verse. I love the drag technique you use and the faux planking it creates!! Such amazing texture.

Twice Nice said...

What a great new look! I love how your dip and drag technique gives so much depth and movement to your pieces. I'm fascinated by that technique!

Susan Clayton said...

I am writing that verse down and hiding it in my heart this week. The chest look fab. Especially love the top. FOund you via Inspired Sundays. Have a Blessed Week.

Deb Hrabik said...

So glad to share that verse. It's just such a good reminder of our daily doing and what's really important. : )

Down to Earth Style said...

Love that top. The stripes look great.

Kim said...

Love the red!!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration - and the verse inspiration, too. :-) Love that.
His blessings,
Kim

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

love your paint technique. the look of the transformed piece creates such beauty and movement. thanks for sharing

Kayla Janachovsky said...

I love the top! Great work. I'm hosting a pillow cover giveaway that you should enter. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/pillow-covers-giveaway.html

Reduce, Reuse, Renewed said...

Gorgeous makeover! The paint on the lid looks amazing!

Abby said...

How pretty! It looks so different, love the different colors on top!

Flower Child Designs said...

Saw you over at Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party and wanted to say hi! Luv what you did with this piece! Funny how removing a few things will give you a whole new look. Great transformation!

Peace,
Debbie

Shelly said...

Another great Project!!!! Good choice in colors!!

Shelly
minettesmaze.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

P.S. Please come share this on a party I cohost, DIY Sunday Showcase! It's open now!! Love to see this on there!!

Shelly
minettesmaze.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

Thanks for hopping over and sharing this on the DIY Party. I pinned this project to our talent board!!

Shelly
minettesmaze

Therese Feeman said...

Absolutely adore the paint personality you have that outdated old chest, Deb! Thanks for sharing the drag technique too! very cool
Cheers to you and yours,
Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Hi Deb!! You know how I love your work! I featured your storage chest this morning at Work it Wednesday. Hop over to the happy housie to grab your button when you have a chance:)
~Krista

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Awesome paint treatment you gave to this chest - looks amazing! Well done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Good Time Charlie said...

Love it!!! I knew this was from you the second I saw the thumbnail. No one else does a fantastic paint treatment like you do. Thank you for sharing at Redoux!