Tuesday, May 14, 2013

~THE MOST AMAZING VINTAGE SHABBY COTTAGE CHIC CHEST EVER~

 
 Way back in February I shared with you all about my fabulous Craigslist find!  Remember this gorgeous vintage chest of drawers?  I fell in love with it even though it had a few minor issues...
 The drawers were all in working order and the entire chest seemed to be sturdy and strong.  Just a wee bit of repair work was needed on some missing carved scroll work, but other than that it was an absolutely stunning piece of furniture!  Not sure I'd have even considered painting it had there not been the missing pieces (you can see some of the missing pieces on drawer #2).
 
 Here she is after her makeoverCertainly the most beautiful and enchanting vintage chest I've ever given seen.   Hard to let this one go!
  The original handles/pulls were left in place and some creative work clay-work was needed to refashion the missing piece of scroll work.  Not perfect, but you really can't tell unless you are looking!
Isn't the crown on the chest beautiful?
Beautiful detail work!

I love how this vintage 1920's era chest came out...couldn't wait to show you!

Destined for my shoppe/booth today!

Love to you...
 

16 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's a beautiful piece now, Rebecca! Those details were just calling out for something to make them look more special.

White Lace and Promises said...

Beautiful. Looks like your business is taking off and you love it. I envy you but so happy that you find fulfillment in what you do.

The Stitching Coop said...

I LOVE it! I have a question, How are you achieving this muddy dirty look? Are you two tone painting and then sanding back, waxing, stain rubbing? It's a great look and not sure I would let it go either. You should reconsider or regret... hehehe. Hugs.Tammy

Melissa Bishop said...

It turned out great!

Abramyan Avenue said...

how beautiful!! you did a really fantastic job! are you going to line the drawers with material?
you really changed the piece's appearance...love it!
-apri

sissie said...

Well Rebecca you might as well tell it goodbye because someone will grab it up in a heartbeat!

Hugs
Sissie

Linda B said...

That will sell before the weeks out... BEAUTIFUL!!!

Mari said...

Rebecca keep that beauty my friend, I love how it turned out
Such beautiful details on that piece ;)

Smiles~
Mari

BrushedByAnAngel said...

The repair work looks great, you would really have to be looking for it to see the difference. I have never been a fan of the antiqued look but you might be converting me because this is beautiful. Great job!!
Brenda

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Gorgeous! Maybe it won't sell too fast and you can enjoy it at your booth for a while! ♥

Susan said...

You did a beautiful job Rebecca! That is a gorgeous chest!

Amy Jo said...

It turned out beautiful!! Dressers are my fastest seller.... I have trouble getting them finished fast enough.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Maggie said...

Rebecca, YOU are The Most Amazing Vintage Shabby Cottage Chic Furniture Transformer EVER!!! Tres chic!! It really is delectable!

xox,
Maggie

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
You're quite clever with your clay-repair. Great job.
Hugs,
Mariette

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love that dresser--can't remember if I told you that already :)

I think the post you are looking for is http://loveofwhite.blogspot.com/2013/04/painted-ball-jar-tutorial.html

Have a great day! --Sandy

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, that is a beauty for sure! I LOVE it! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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