Tuesday, August 27, 2013



Popping in today to show you our latest furniture transformation/makeover!  Found this amazing 1958 Chest at a local estate sale a couple of weeks ago and hauled it home!  Originally it had a cheval oval mirror (dated on the back) attached to the top that was truly wonderful...but, the mirror was cracked and since I didn't want to spent $100+ to have it replaced we forged ahead with the makeover without it!

The Chest was in excellent condition except for one problem...  If you look closely at the before picture you'll see the back left leg (larger inset photo) was missing.  At some point over the past 55 years it broke off at the glue/joint seam!  Not a hard repair for my Mr. AGPMan!  He traced the right back leg and cut a new left leg from hard oak.  A wee bit of wood glue and a couple glue claps later it was as good as new.  It's an incredible piece of furniture~solid maple and so lovely!

Painted it out with a soft white chalk paint and then gently distressed it.  Clear coated it and then buffed it out!  Done!  It's going to my Booth at Serendipity Market tomorrow!

Summer is winding down...can you believe it?  I'm busy enjoying what I hope are our final HOT DAYS of the Season.

Hope you are well.

Love to you...


White Lace and Promises said...

Wow, can't believe I'm the first comment.

An absolute beauty! I couldn't part with it.


Rebecca Nelson said...

You'll probably be my ONLY comment. All the more reason I will more than likely close my blog at the end of the year. :)

Thank you, sweets!


joanne said...

Oh Miss Becca, this is absolutely oooooh lala!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It turned out beautifully, Rebecca! Love it white.

Judy said...

Wish I had this piece. I just bought a new house and NEED some new things. Is this a new paint and a new technique you are using? I so love the Behr Cottage White and use it on everything. I notice you are not blogging as often as you once did. I'm sure it takes a lot of time to upload the pictures and write but I would rather have you once a week than not at all. Your booth is wonderful, wish I could hop on over to OK from AR and visit one day. May have to work up a "girl" trip soon.

NanaDiana said...

Well, You KNOW I'll be here to comment every time you post unless I miss by accident. I hope you don't close your blog, Rebecca. I always feel affirmed visiting your blog because your love of God and life just shines through everything you do. I get lots of ideas visiting here, too, and although I am certainly not talented in the painting realm like you are I still dream that maybe SOMEDAY I could do that too!;>)
Hope you have a great week. That piece is gorgeous- xo Diana

Mari said...

It's gorgeous Sweetie, I love the soft white color you gave her ;-) its wonderful to bring new life to an old piece, I'm also thinking of shutting down my blog, it's just not the same anymore :(


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Rebecca, this chest is gorgeous! I love it in white and you did a fabulous job.
I haven't been by in a while, sweet friend. It's a long story, which I won't go into, but it involves pretty poor health since January and I took a couple of blogging breaks. Anyway, I'm happy to see you're still turning old treasures into things of beauty!

Blessings & hugs,

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

I love the chest!! I also really like the little pail on top of it! I was wondering if you still do custom train cases? My daughter is getting married in Feb. and I would LOVE to have you make one....
Please email me if so.
Amy Jo

Anne said...

Amazing transformation...love the beautiful color...<3

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