Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Red Chest Before and After

I bought this chest at a garage sale for $15.00. It is very bland against the walls and also has a faux crackled finish that is kind of hideous, but I knew it could be saved. It sits by the garage door and everyone is supposed to put their shoes in it. Usually it sits here and shoes are scattered all around it.

The after: I painted a red and then glazed it with a black glaze. I am in love....

Check out my daughter in the bathroom. Funny how much of life you don't notice until you look at your photos. You find dust and clutter that in life you begin to ignore and don't even see it anymore. Not that I ignore my daughter, I knew she was in there, I just had no clue whatsoever that the camera was capturing her.

I want new accessories. These are all garage sale finds that are here until something better comes along. Some reason I want to shout Ole' with all those colors.

I am linking to:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Finding Fabulous@ Decor Mamma
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Show off Your Stuff @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Show and Tell@ Cricket Designs
Frugal Friday@ Shabby Nest
Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality
2nd Time Around@ A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words
Anything Related @ All Things Related
Trash to Treasure @ Reinvented
Motivate Me Monday@ Keeping it Simple
Just Something I Whipped Up@ The Girl Creative
The Power of a Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Metamorphasis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House of Grace
Timeless Tuesday @ Paula Grace Designs
It's So Very Creative @ It's So Very Cheri
Before and After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick
The Boardwalk Bragfest
DIY @ TipJunkie
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tattertots and Jello
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Make Mine Beautiful @ The Inspired Room


It's Always Something Around Here said...

It turned out great! The red just makes it pop.

Patti said...

Looks great red...really stands out! I never knew there were over 30 parties out there!

Michelle said...

I love red...looks great! Spray paint your little dishes and the tray. Heirloom white, maybe?

Amy said...

Love the red. It looks great!

406 Olivia said...

Only $15? What a score! The red is so fun and vibrant.

Petie said...

That's a great re-do! Love the colored glass on top....maybe just leave some of those glass bottles with single stems or single greenery from the yard... Great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jennifer said...

That looks wonderful1

handbags*n*pigtails said...

Looks great!

Suzanne said...

It's amazing what paint will do. It looks beautiful and I love that sassy red color toned down a bit by the glaze!

The Working Home Keeper said...

I love the red! Looks great!

Mary Ellen

Alisa said...

I liked it white, but it's super cute red!!!

Sandy said...

What a beautiful shade of red.. I love it!


InnovativeMom said...

visiting from santa's Gift Shoppe Blog hop... I love red! It makes such a statement now, and what an amazing find for 15 bux!

Jill said...

The red is great! I wish I had the courage for bold paint colors!

Sachiko said...

Very nice! I love white, but the red you chose is pretty. Thank you for linking to my party!

Maggie Reno said...

I love it in red! What a find!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love it! It looks wonderful in a vibrant red. I'm putting it in the Spotlight at the POPP on Saturday.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a super, super job! It so brightens the area.

Here is my Show n Tell if you'd like to join me today... Have a super weekend!!

Julie said...

I just love this entire post that shouts THRIFTY. You are a girl after my own heart. And I love the RED transformation. Looks absolutely awesome. The items on top look great too! I like colored glass.
Thanks for sharing the change. Enjoyed my visit!

Apron Senorita said...

Hi, this is my first visit to your blog and I'm so glad I found it. You have great items. I love the red redo!! Awesome color choice.

Yoli :)

Becca said...

Hi Holly! I love this cabinet redo and will be featuring it with links back here on June 26th on BCD! Thanks for linking!

Pam said...

I LOVE red! The redo is terrific, but why are you hiding it out by the garage door? ;) Red demands to be noticed. Great job! Following you thru The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday. Pam @ Sallygoodin

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOVE it! Red is my very favorite color and I think the chest looks ten times better red than white! It turned out great!


mkelton24 said...

WOW! the red really does make it pop! I also love the way the black stain worked out- I have never worked with it before and would think it would be too harsh but it turned out -just right!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Ooh I LIKE it in RED! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! Hope to see you tomorrow! ~Bridgette

Its A Blog Party said...

The red definately made it stand out!
Thanks for linking up!

Sherrie said...

Yes, red and black is the way to go. It is gorgeous.

kristin said...

i LOVE those bottles on top of there!!!

great job on the re-do. i love it!

Shop Without Money Sisters said...

Wow! Great Find! I would never be brave enough to try a color like red. It turned out awesome!

Lee Laurie said...

It turned out beautiful. I really like the red. It really stands out now.