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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hope Chest Redo for Nursery

Laura picked up this amazing hope chest for just $40.00. It almost became a victim to craigslist before we realized we could use it in the nursery.First step? Take it all apart and get ready to prime. When I remove the upholstered board from the top I discover I might not need to recover this at all! Can you see what's peeking out from under the vintage rust fabric?
Tiger Print! Do you think it's too much for a little girl's nursery? I do, so I keep pulling staples.
How about this waverly floral print? Or maybe we should just strip her down.
9 million staples later- here she is!
If you think I'm kidding about the number of staples I removed, just check out all these little holes.
It might have even been 10 million!
Here she is all apart and primed. Remember... Sand, sand, sand!
Here's the feet getting a nice little pedicure. Those little stickers are marked $5.00 each for these feet. How funny that the feet cost $20 and Laura only paid $40 for the whole thing.
Here's the top getting reupholstered. Favorite tool for this is the staple gun. Can you see how cute the fabric is for the nursery? Here she is all finished...
Just a little distressing to match her up to the two dressers I previously finished.
Look at the great storage this will give Laura. I obviously didn't paint the inside as it was cedar lined.
What a fun piece this was to work on. I'm scheduled to get into the nursery for some major painting tomorrow, so wish me luck. Love, Kelly

Linking up to:

Get your craft on Thursday at Life As Lori
Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
I Made it! at Everything Etsy
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady



28 comments:

  1. Love the result, glad you didn't sell it. Great job.

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  2. Looks so cute...It gives me ideas. I have an old hope chest and I should do something like this with it.

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  3. Talk about a great change, it turned out so gorgeous...and what a fab addition to any little girls room. It will grow with her.
    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~

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  4. Amazing redo! You did very well! The fabric is so fresh! :)

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  5. I love it in fact I have 2 boring blah toy chests that you have given me some great inspiration for! Thanks!! What a beautiful way to hide kid clutter!

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  6. Seriously, she is the LUCKIEST friend EVER for all you've done for her nursery. Painting furniture takes patience, which apparently you have infinite amounts of. Love the redo, it looks great!

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  7. Complete transformation! Can't wait to see pics of the nursery once everything is completed! Great job!

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  8. I loved this hope chest when I bought it, but now! It is perfect for baby girl's room and I know her and I will treasure it. This furniture will be with her for life and she will always know her sweet Aunt Kelly created it for her out of love. Thank you so much.

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  9. Ohhh,how pretty..simply gorgeous. Any girl,big or small,would love this chest. I know I certainly would. Happy VTT..have a fantastic weekend.

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  10. LOL... I love all the fabrics! You did a great job, the pink is just so sweet.

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  11. This turned out really cute....What a great idea, I love seeing how others transform things into works of art, it is so inspiring. Have a wonderful VTT!

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  12. I love this. It's fabulous. You must be a very ptient person. GREAT JOB!!!

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  13. That is a wonderful redo of the chest for the little girl's room! Great job!

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  14. that is just beautiful! thanks for sharing!

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  15. What a great chest! And you did such a wonderful job with it. It will be perfect in the nursery. :-)

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  16. It is so perfect for a little girls room! Great job!
    *hugs*Deb

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  17. That's very cute, but please be careful when using it in a nursery or around children -- many old hope chests have a lock that can trap kids inside -- there have been several suffocation deaths of children who climbed in a hope chest to hide and couldn't get back out. If it's an actual Lane brand, there's a recall and they will send you a new lock - see here: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml96/96186.html

    Good luck & nice job on the chest!

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  18. Wow. I am so jealous of the hope chest find AND what you did with it. It looks fantastic!!

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  19. Oh so very Gorgeous! Happy Easter - I'll be playing along at VTT starting next week ... see you then ;)

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  20. This looks wonderful and what a fabulous transformation!

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  21. Great post, I love your photo diary of stripping and refinishing. The new look in beautiful. Well done.

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  22. I love the fabric you used. It turned out great.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

    Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

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  23. Really really pretty. I love it.

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  24. It turned out great, it will look so cute in the nursery. Great Job

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  25. I featured this if you would like to stop by and grab the I was featured button please do!

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  26. This is just beautiful!! I have a hope chest that my husband got for free...it is horrible so it has been sent out to the garage, maybe now it can come back in!! Thanks!!

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  27. That is absolutely Awesome! You most definitely have a good eye for a redo! Thanks for playing along w/ Toot Your Horn Tuesday. I'd love it if you'd add a link back along with the other "parties" you've participated in. Thanks!!

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  28. Simply beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up to Vintage Suitcase Friday!

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