Thursday, August 29, 2013

Not "Real" Real Estate but "Move In Ready"!!!

 I put a picture of this little chest on the made by mollie's mom FB page
a few weeks ago as a Throw Back Thursday post. I was in Virginia visiting my parents, sister and bro-in-law. We went out to my sister and BIL's farm and this was in their study. I had forgotten all about it. I painted it so long ago.

It sits between two comfy chairs and looks so fun in the study with all of their classic,
Williamsburg-y decor. Just the right touch of whimsy. I painted it all free hand when I was on a little kick painting chests to look like houses. I did a large one for College Girl's bedroom years ago. It was all inspired by an armoire that I saw in Traditional Home magazine when CG was about 2. It was a manufactured piece, cost a couple of thousand dollars and I thought, 'why not?' I cannot remember who made the one in the magazine - too long ago.

I put my own "spin" on it and it was so much fun to paint these.
Another fun aspect of this project is that this little chest started out married life with our parents. They had two and one I just recently painted white, added legs to and changed the knobs to turquoise for CG's new bedroom in the townhouse.
Nothing like real, solidly built furniture to keep on using and re-using.
Oh yeah, and true confessions. It was 20 years ago but I remember that the 'comet' is a fix for a painting boo-boo :) But it works!

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