The New Antique Chest

5.04.2014

I hope y'all are having a grand weekend. It is absolutely gorgeous here. Yesterday I finished a small paint project that is part of the bigger project I've been working on all week and cut the grass yesterday afternoon. I love this time of year before the sweltering heat and humidity set in.

Today I'm sharing the antique chest I purchased a couple weeks ago that sort of started my latest project.

 As soon as I spied this old chest at the antique mall, I gasped. It was standing there all by itself in a booth. I went over to it and was expecting to find a big price tag on it, but no, it was reasonably priced. Well, that started a whole new ball rolling. I really like it, but where can I use it? What would I replace? Thing is I didn't buy it the day I saw it because I had to think about those questions. I went back on the Monday after seeing it on a Saturday since they were closed that Sunday for Easter to see if it was still there. I was so afraid that it may have been sold on Saturday after I left. 

 I went in and went to where I remembered seeing it, but it wasn't there. Oh, no! Then I thought maybe I have the wrong booth so I asked one of the employees about it and she knew exactly what I was talking about and where it had been temporarily moved to. They had moved it to the back storage room while the new booth owner painted and prepped the booth. Whew, thank goodness.

When we went to pick it up, a few days later and Mr. Savvy thought it was a piece of junk and that I was crazy buying it. It is a bit wonky with one leg being a bit loose and yes, it has mismatched knobs and some of the brass key hole things missing, but with its issues I still loved it and knew it would not be used that much so those issues didn't matter. Hey, we have issues as we get older, too and this piece is older. I have ordered some new brass key hole covers and hopefully they will fit. 

I tried this out first in the sun room in place of the small chest I have in there, but it was just too large so on to the guest room where I knew it would work. I love finding antiques to replace the mass produced furniture store pieces we have that were bought years ago.

I took the pictures of the chest in the green guest room, but the guest room is green no longer. I told y'all I have been drowning in paint all week and it was so worth it. I will share the transformation at a later date. I am waiting for new curtains to come in since the green ones are not going back in. 

If you follow me on instagram and facebook then you have seen peeks of the new color and I love it.

Enjoy your day!

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27 comments:

  1. Oh, I love it! I need something just like that for our master bedroom. Can't wait to see more changes to your guest room!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  2. I love it Kim...it looks perfect in there!! I get the same response from my hubby on certain things I bring home until he see's where I'm using or what I did to it then likes it...jeez don't they see our vision lol!!

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  3. its a great size and shape! Woudl look great in so many spots wouldn't it!

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  4. That is a great chest! I am looking forward to seeing the entire room makeover.

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  5. I couldn't stand the suspense--I had to pop over to Instagram to sneak a peek! As much as I loved the green, I will say I might love that look more. Such a change! You are one busy lady!

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  6. What a beautiful chest! I am so excited to see the room with new paint

























    What a great chest! I am so excited to see what the room looks like with new paint!



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  7. I'm so glad you bought the chest. It was really worth finding a good home where it'll be loved and cherished. I can't wait to see it in its newly painted environment!

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  8. Great chest. I love it too. Can't wait to see the makeover.

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  9. I have purchased pieces before too that hubby thinks are junk. LOL I guess they just don't see the true charm in the treasures.

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  10. What a perfect piece. You'd think after all eh years of us doing what we do, the Mr's would just agree with pure visions :)
    Excited to see the new room reveal Kim.

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  11. A tall chest like that one is always so useful as it can be easily moved from room to room.
    You have been busy!

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  12. Kim,
    This is a great dresser. I love the key holes too. I cannot wait to see what you did with the guest room wall color.
    Kris

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  13. Great chest, and dang it looks SO GOOD against that green..............well a good solid old piece of furniture such as that awesome piece is going to work well anywhere. I am SO GLAD it was there waiting for your love.

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  14. Lovely! i know exactly how you feel. Very early in our marriage we started "antiquing". We have a couple of family pieces and slowly added over the years. Most all our pieces other than sofas (upholstered pieces) are antiques. We even have my grandparents first bed in one of our bedrooms.

    tina

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  15. I'm laughing at your post because I'm just getting ready to go pluck the pink step stool from the neighbor's garage sale castoffs. It will look great painted with chalk paint! Beautiful find.

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  16. I love the patina on your new find, Kim. I too have been painting but nothing to show for now. Looking forward to the room reveal when you have time.

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  17. It's a wonderful piece of furniture Kim!

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  18. That looks nice and solid. I love the little key holes on each drawer. I just picked on up with that kind of detail that other day - I just need to paint it. Have a great week, Kim!

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  19. Wow Kim! What a great find and it looks great in its new spot. I love anything antique pine and am looking for a chest for our guest room. Hope I get as lucky as you!

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  20. I love the chest there Kim...and cannot wait to see the rest of the room makeover...I love the "flaws" of "things of old" and glad that we are able to find beauty in them!..:)

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  21. I sure wish I had it. I looked for two straight years for a decent piece to put my clothing in and finally bought a mass produced one from Wayfair. I would love to have had that beauty though.
    Brenda

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  22. You inspire me with every post! I love this chest and will be looking for something for our guest room. Can't wait to see the new paint color too!!!

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  23. This is a great find Kim, just a little more love on it and your husband will see it the way we all do!

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  24. That Chest is a real winner. Lucky you..Enjoy it.
    yvonne

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  25. Lucky you...what a gorgeous find!
    xx
    Anne

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  26. That's a really nice design and finish. But I'm surprised you didn't paint it. Great find!

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