Daddy's Cedar Chest made over

Hello all,

Recently I painted the cedar chest that my dad built when he was in high school.  I was torn with painting it but the finish was in pretty bad shape so after hem hawing back and forth I decided to just go ahead and do it.  I am so glad I did, I painted it black and also added a padded top to it.  The top of the chest had some deep gouges and some of the wood was splitting.  By covering the top it was sort of a way of preserving the outer portion of the chest but not having it be seen.  ( Does that make sence?)   I decided that this chest also needed some legs, since the bottom portion came off years ago.  Anyhoo, I can't find the before pictures so these after shots will just have to do.  chicken wire basket 014
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Happy Sunday,

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  1. I have a sturdy chest I got as a gift that I don't like the look of. This is a perfect idea to improve it and put it in my entry way.

  2. Go for it!!!! :) Glad I could inspire you. Thanks for following along