Is it looking like summer at your house? It sure is here and it is so beautiful. My garden is growing and spaces are filling in. I’m so glad that you have come for a visit. Today I want to share with you one of my most precious antique pieces that I own.
Let me tell you a little bit about it before I show you its new face lift. It was given to me by my kids great-aunt on their dad’s side. It originally was painted in a very brownish-reddish stain, I’m sure that you can see some of it soaking through the paint. The knobs and pulls are all original to the chest. It was used in a children’s room. At one time I had a chair and rocker that went with it. This is the only piece that has survived being that I have used it in all four of my children’s room when they were tiny and several grands as well. Then it was returned to me. I was told that this piece was from the 1800’s.
Inside the lining of the walls of the chest are newspapers with ads from the 1800’s. How about a wearing a hat like that for every day? lol I was so amazed when I found these papers authenticating the circa date. I would have loved to have been this little chest and seen what it has seen.
This is from the other side. Something about the railroads. If only I could read upside down. I was unable to find a date of any kind on either side.
I decided to give it a little charm all of its own so I painted the chest with white chalk paint except the drawers. The drawers I used a soft dove grey chalk paint. I reused the original pulls and knobs because they just belonged there. One faux drawer ended up missing when the children were small so I leave it as is. The middle top tiny drawer is a secret compartment. But it is broken from much use from little ones hiding precious secrets there.
Then I used a clear wax all over it, and distress it some.
I can’t believe that the mirror is in such good shape. It actually has held up very well over the years, I have owned it for over 40 years.
I really like the sweet feeling that it gives to my bedroom, such an old friend.
I have been so busy with updating my little nest that I can’t wait to show you more that I have done. Until next time!
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Christmas Creations
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies