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.
Enjoy your day!