Friday, February 26, 2016

Fast Finish

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I'm telling you now this isn't about running a race.  I WISH I liked running, really do.  It's furniture though, and that's ok too.  I have plenty of pieces that take a bit of time to fine tune the look I am going for.  Lots of others that are simple and to the point.  Once in a while though I like to just do a 'quick and done' piece.  Though as I'm writing this, I just realized that it did take my husband a few extra hours to remove the tumbled rock mosaic tiles that were on the top.  Oops.  Ok, but the painting was a fast finish!
This cedar chest was handmade.  And by that I mean well made, quality workmanship, probably with lots of love and attention to detail.  Then time passed and someone decided to put their own spin on it.  I'm kicking myself for not taking a photo of it, but we started demo as soon as we got her home.
There must have been a sale on backsplash or shower tiles at the big box store.  The entire top had mastic adhesively applied tiles laid on in 12 inch sheets.  Fortunately they never really got around to properly grouting.  It looked hideous, and it was a bear to remove.  I'm not sure if some of the gouges were there prior to the tile job, or as a result of removal.  Regardless, if a storage box has dings then I will definitely use them to my advantage to make a primitive piece.  Because I like primitives, and I LOVE trunks.  If I didn't already have 9 or 10 around the house I'd keep this one.  I'm still debating.  I have college kids who will eventually need coffee tables or bedroom trunks after all.

This color is 'Ball Jar Blue' a custom made color by Allison from Refunk My Junk that Heirloom Tradition Paints.  It could be my new favorite.  Lots of wet distressing and a bit of sanding too to get this old worn look.

It was a fast finish for me.  Everyone needs some instant gratification once in a while!
Have a great weekend!


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