This piece is pretty much new, from top to bottom. I think I may have mention that I did not have a key for the lock and upon contacting the Lane company, they sent me one! Free of charge...a phenomenal company to work with, btw). Sadly when I got the key, I realized that the lock itself was broken....arrrghhhh! So, I went back to their website and realized that they had a "Free Lock Replacement" program. So, I contacted them again and they sent me a whole new lock, which coincidentally, turned out to be the same Oil Bronze color that I had painted the hardware.
I originally painted the chest, Valspar Lyndhurst Timber...now, this is where the time consuming part STARTS coming in. I "thought" I was purchasing the chest for my second guest room, but Kelli brought to my attention that I was starting to get quite a few different pieces for that room. Hmmmmm...I wish she would have mentioned that BEFORE I both painted and reupholstered the top! Yep, I had already purchased the fabric and recovered the cushion.
Okay, no need to panic...I loved this chest and was not ready to give up the battle. I decided that I would put in my master bedroom instead. I had decided however, that although I really liked the color, it fell a bit short. So I get the brainy idea to glaze the whole piece...I chose a Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze called, Muscavado (I had used it previously on this accent table). I was not happy with the results the first time, so yep, you guessed it....I painted it all out again and started over! The problem, you ask? Distressing ANYTHING, stresses me out! Yep, it is just not in my personality to purposely make something look slightly "damaged", for lack of a better word. I wanted to make it look "perfectly" damaged and that is just not the right approach to take.
Still with me?
So after two different cushion recovering's (spell check is telling me that is not a word), two different paint jobs and two glazing's...it is finally done. I am still not 100% sure that it is living up to my full expectations, but Melissa said it looks good so, at least for now...I'm done with it!
I realize now, that I should have taken a closeup picture of the fabric. It is nothing "wild" because I already have other patterns in the room and I had to work with what was existing in the room. The colors match perfectly though! I did do a little button "tufting" on the top, for a little added interest.
Whatch'a think...any improvement?
The good news is, that I am gearing up for my Second Annual Cookie Decorating Party, so I have already started my "sample" cookies (these are samples to look at, not to necessarily eat, even though I do freeze them)! I have some new Christmas cutters that I am dying to share! Till then....
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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Primitive and Proper
There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!