Just a little side project – cedar chest

I acquired this cedar chest from my sister, who got it from my mother, who got it from my Godmother. It looked like hell and was scratched, weathered (and not in a good way), and just a bit beat up.

Just the way I like it!

It had great lines and a MCM look with its small tapered legs and brass hardware.

I sanded it down (it took a lot of sanding to get those scratches out), and then gave it a coat of semi-gloss on the box. Stained the top and legs to give the wood a rich tone, cleaned the old hardware and voila’, good as new.

Except for one thing – somewhere along the way one of the 3 handles got lost. So if any eagle-eyed readers comes across a small brass handle with a 1-1/2 ” bore just like this one, let me know!

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Nancy bradley

I consult, design, and remodel spaces that reflect the homeowner’s lifestyle and budget by getting the cost question out of the way and really listening to what my client wants and how much they have set aside for their project.