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{Before & After} – retro cedar chest


When i first got this Lane cedar chest, i almost didn’t want it because its not exactly my style – but i am so glad that i took and it and got it done. 

Now – i would definitely put this piece in my house – it would be so cute in a kids room as a side table/nightstand or would be the cutest TV console in a kids playroom. 

I could totally design a playroom around this piece – throw in some funky retro fabrics, some fun chairs (bean bag chairs?!) and you would have yourself a fun playroom!

Before…with that hardware it looks a little space like!

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SO MUCH BETTER!!  Would for sure be a fun piece for someones room!

Paint = Grassy Meadow by Olympic

Top stain = Classic Black Polyshades by Minwax

Hardware = Lowes

This piece is available for sale if you are local to Utah (or if you want to drive here!) – go to {Sweet Pickins} for more info :)


13 Responses to {Before & After} – retro cedar chest

  1. Michelle June 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    If you are able to remove that base, in the future when you (or someone else) is ready for a redo, you could give that an entirely different look by adding different style legs or creating a completely new base for it. It's actually a very versatile piece that landed in your lap. :-)

  2. Snappy Di June 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Love Lane cedar chests! My mother had one that is now in my sister's home. Those things were built like an army tank! So solid.


  3. Becca June 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm #


  4. Korrie@RedHenHome June 3, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Way fun color, and as always…your staging is magnificent!

  5. Chrissie June 4, 2011 at 4:24 am #

    It looks awesome! I love the colors you used!

  6. Vintage Begonia June 4, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    Girl you have a great eye for painting!
    Take Care,

  7. { The Painted Home } June 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    the color is genius, and the staging? perfection!
    d e n i s e

  8. Tanya June 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    brilliant as usual! Love love love that colour!

  9. emacleoud June 4, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    amazing what new handles and paint can do

  10. Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy June 5, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    Now come on, how cute did it turn out!!! It's so sweet!

  11. the modern cottage June 5, 2011 at 1:48 am #

    cute patoot! love the green.

  12. Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek June 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    love the green and ADORE the galvanized tote with books! i have one just like it and I'm still trying to decide what to do with it!

  13. Amy of The Salvage Collection September 30, 2011 at 1:29 am #

    this is my first visit and i'm in LOVE with this mid-century madam. way to go w/ that hot color choice, too!

    glad i stopped by and good luck on nate!


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