Thrilled that I actually have a furniture piece to share at:
It's an older Lane cedar chest that has seen better days. (Stop drooling over the fancy antique trunk and focus on the cedar chest, people.)
What? You don't think those faux Mediterranean handles add anything to it? Me either.
Remove them and you suddenly notice that those grooves seem like beadboard. Ahhhh!
It's had a few ups and downs and the finish is finished. And the storage tray inside is in pieces and will need to be rebuilt.
Now it's time to give it some TLC and send it to a new home where it will become a storage bench in the master bedroom.
This is one reason why it will be painted rather than refinished to match my sister's bedroom furniture.
The wood is permanently damaged (water?) where the finish was marred on the lid.
Right now you're probably thinking that you love the little heart-grained wood pattern. Me too. So what's the problem??
The other end isn't holding up its end of the wood-grain bargain.
Blah is the kindest thing I can say about it.
Finally, the dainty relief on this carved edging (which no one ever noticed before) will be the belle of the ball once some paint dances with a bit of glaze.
Ninety-minutes with my palm sander and some 120 grit sandpaper...
A little wood putty in the holes, a final sanding, a coat of primer and it's ready for a lovely coat of soft white paint. Are you ready?
And that carved molding?
Looked great without any glaze.
Start to finish, I spent little bits and pieces of time for a month. It's been delivered to its new abode, complete with the key, labels and original warranty plus the rebuilt tray inside; ready to store seasonal clothing, extra blankets, special keepsakes or linens.