Monday, September 1, 2014

Trash to Treasure Storage Chest

The old adage "One man's trash is another man's treasure" is a personal favorite of mine and here is the proof! I saw this chest in my neighbor's trash (hope they don't see this 'cause they might want it back!) and sent Mr. Crafty down to pick it up in his trusty pickup. It didn't have any drawers and several of the supports were loose, but it had a beautiful curving apron and was the perfect size for our little loft upstairs.  I'd been looking on Craigslist forever for the right sized piece and here it was in someone's trash!

What do think?

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The burlap storage boxes came from Hobby Lobby and I think I either called or went to every one in the Houston area!!!! Someone suggested ordering them online, but the boxes with the lids only came in a set of 3 and were in graduated sizes. I only needed the middle size.  I finally gave up and found 2 softsided toile printed burlap baskets, but I think they are just perfect.

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After adding shelves and stabilizing the supports, I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite and the dark wax for the finish. 

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I really love how it turned out and Leigh is so excited because she gets to use it for her craft supplies (but I might sneak a few in too!)

All in all, not bad for a Roadside Rescue! Hope your Labor Day weekend was restful and relaxing!


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21 comments:

  1. Fantastic job and I love the hot air balloon pick above the redone dresser!

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    1. Thanks so much Pam. I just love how it turned out and the print too! Got the print from Hobby Lobby and put it in a thrifted frame. This is one of my favorite projects too date! Hope you have a great week and come back soon!

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  2. Nicely done and styled well. Congratulations!
    I'm a fan of ASCP Graphite & dark wax. Looks great here.
    Found U through Roadside Rescue.

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    1. I love Roadside Rescue and ASCP! They just seem to go together so well.

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  3. I love this...what a great idea! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. Thank you Pam, we love how much storage we have now! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  4. Love how this turned out - I'm an Annie Sloan addict lol
    xxx

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    1. Me too! I went today to buy another quart of the graphite and almost had a heart attack because the woman in front of me bought all but one quart! I got the last one and narrowly avoided a disaster. I'm painting two more chairs to replace 2 to my breakfast table and just couldn't squeeze enough out of my last quart. It is some popular stuff!

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  5. Fabulous! I hope your neighbor doesn't see it either. They'd likely change their mind! The burlap boxes look perfect.
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday!

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  6. Super Cute!!I Great job!! I need to do this ! Thanks for sharing! Hugs & Smiles, Theresa

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  7. I love this transformation! Looking at the finished storage chest, you'd never know it used to be trash. I love all the added storage with the baskets. Great job!

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    1. Thank you Carrie! The burlap baskets were the perfect finishing touch - gotta love Hobby Lobby!

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  8. Love it! Adding baskets instead of drawers is perfect. We need to do more upcycling instead of throwing away. The baskets added interest - I think it's good you couldn't find the remaining two boxes. Well done. ~ Val @ Love My DIY Home

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  9. This is absolutely wonderful. I am mean to be working this morning as I have a couple of articles to write for UK craft magazines, but I can't pull myself away from your gorgeous blog! Love it xx

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    1. Josie - you are making me blush! Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm in love with your Halloween Cloches that you made out of the soda bottles. I'm going to have to try that one out! Thanks so much for dropping in and looking forward to seeing more of your creations too!

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  10. Wow nice re-redo. Why is I don't have an eye for doing that. Glad you do.

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    1. Toni, look closely at the first photo and you will see the drawer supports on either side. I added a small strip of wood across the back and then just cut the wood to fit, placed it on top and glued it in with Gorilla glue. It was really quick and easy. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I'd like to know how the shelves went in too.

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    1. Christina, look closely at the first photo and you will see the drawer supports on either side. I added a small strip of wood across the back and then just cut the wood to fit, placed it on top and glued it in with Gorilla glue. It was really quick and easy. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. This is great! i have a similar structured dresser (just taller, but no shelving). So thank you for explaining how you put the shelves in. Seems so simple! Thanks for sharing :)

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