Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ikea Pine Chest Makeover

I bought this pine chest from a local thrift store for $19.00.  It is a little beat-up but has alot of potential. 




I decided that I would try to make-it-over into an old painted chest by adding a bit of stain, paint and hardware.  Here is the result...




First I sanded it with 100-grit sandpaper.  I then applied a drak walnut stain to the surface.  Once the stain dried, I painted the chest with two coats of cream colored paint - "sandbar".  After the paint cured, I used my palm sander with 220-grit sandpaper and sanded the entire chest to removed some of the paint allowing the dark walnut color to show through.  After removing the sanding dust, I rubbed more dark walnut stain over the surface, removing any excess stain, to give the piece an aged look. 

I bought the galvanized hardware for $20.00 which included 2 handles, 8 -3/4" wide corner brackets and the latch.  I applied a spray primer to the hardware and then applied rubbed oil bronze paint.  I attached the hardware to the chest, first measuring for placement.



I still felt it was missing something so I scrounged through my husband's scrap metal buckets and bins and found this...



I have no idea what it is but I liked it, so I gave it a coat of rubbed oil bronze paint and secured it through the latch. 



I think it looks like a heart lock.  Anyway, I think it finishes off the chest. 





Now I will be using it as a coffee table in our apartment!

Just an update...my husband and I are relocated to Grande Prairie, Alberta.  We are keeping our current home in BC and renting a 2 bdrm, 1 bathroom apartment in Alberta.  I am going from 2300 sq. ft. to 825 sq. ft.!  Needless to say, I am only taking personal items and a few furniture pieces from our home...this chest being one of them!  Anyway, I guess I will be posting about my decorating adventures in an apartment!  Should be fun!!

Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by...

Lesa

19 comments:

  1. Lesa, what a fabulous update. You are right, the heart bracket was a great idea.

    Sometimes I think that living in a smaller space would be ideal; less stuff means less stuff to worry about. Good luck with making your new apartment your home.

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  2. Hi Lesa,
    This is a great time of year to be heading further north - I hope you will have a great time living there! Can't wait to see what you can do with an apartment, good luck,
    Peggy
    p.s. love the trunk!

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  3. Love the trunk, Lesa. What an awesome find.
    Looking forward to following your adventures in decorating your apartment. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. what a great redo! I love it! I Would love to feature it if that would ok with you please let me know.
    lauren

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  5. Great deal you got there...and it turned out fabulous!

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  6. LOOve this redo! I will so remember this one! thank you for sharing! I pray you have a great move!

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  7. This is a piece of art! Well done.

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  8. Lesa
    This turned out great ~ I love it! So prety and I love the new hardware.
    I visiting from Sugar Bee. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the added hardware! Thank you for linking this up with Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  10. Really it is lovely.

    Desde el sur de España.
    besos

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  11. fantasticooooo! HAPPY EASTER!!!

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  12. HAPPY EASTER!
    Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later today!
    I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend, and join me this evening for Make the Scene Monday #68!

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  13. hi lesa,
    your new coffee table is oh, so fantastic! i love that you we're able to give an "iffy-looking" piece such a wonderful new life. i would also like to ask what the flooring is that the coffee table is sitting upon? i just LOVE it and as looking for floors for my house.

    great job and thanks so much,

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  14. love, love LOVE your coffee table! your vision for the "ugly ducking" turned "STANDOUT STAR" is wonderous. if i might ask, what is the flooring in your house? i need new floors and look ths look of yours.

    great job and thanks so much.

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  15. Love the trunk lesa! I am sure it will warm up your new apartment! Happy birthday sis!!

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  16. where did you get the hardware form

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  17. where did you get the hardware from

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