Saturday, 24 January 2015

Striped Beachy Blanket Box

Hey Everyone,

Happy New Year (a bit late, sorry). I've done a few makeovers this Summer and I have so much to show you all. 

So lets start with this old blanket box, that I've had for about 12 years. It had seen better days and was looking really dated. Time for a bit of love and paint!

 

The first order of business was to remove the hardware (those corner arrow things, had to go!)
The bottom edging was just awful, many a toe had been stubbed on those sharp corners, so they were ripped off too!


After giving the whole chest a good clean, a layer of primer was painted. I sanded a few panels and left them unprimed so that I could stain them.
 

I used leftover paint samples to paint the wood panels. It was great fun mixing and matching the panels and a few had to be re-painted so that it looked more cohesive. Other than that, there was no rhyme or reason to the colours.


Once painted, I hand sanded and distressed the entire chest, then applied a couple of layers of polish to protect it.


 The side pulls and original latch went back on after a good clean. And I think it looks great.
The colours compliment each other and the chest fits perfectly with my beachy decor.


I love this transformation so much!


I know I neglected my blog last year so I'm going to make it my New Year's resolution to blog at least once a week, every week this year. So stick around in 2015 ;-)

Take care

xxx
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19 comments:

  1. lovely looking blanket box.....

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    1. Thanks beadhen, I love how it just "pops" now xx Nat

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa, it looks so much better than it did xx Nat

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  3. You did a great job. I have one that resembles the before! What an improvement.

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    1. Thank you so much April, I looked at mine for many many years before taking the plunge. Now I'm so glad I painted it, it looks heaps better than it did. Have a great weekend xx Nat

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  4. Nat, it looks beautiful. I can't believe you just winged it with the paint colours. I'm way too type A to do that.

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    1. Thanks hun - well I winged it but don't get me wrong, I did have to repaint a few panels cos they looked a bit weird. But I didnt want it to be too patterny or matchy if you know what I mean. xxx

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  5. I love it! It totally has that beachy charm now :)

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    1. Thanks Angela - I'm totally about the "beachy" . Now it fits in better with my living room and it seems to have a personality too xx Nat

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  6. Marvelous!! Pinned to the Trash 2 Treasure highlights board. Thanks for partying on Kammy's Korner! These are my colors! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kammy. Havea great weekend xx Nat

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  7. This is really beautiful! I love anything that reminds me of the ocean!

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    1. Thank you so much Elise. I love anything beachy too - so tranquil and relaxing. xx Nat

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  8. Natalie, I saw this on facebook and looked forward to reading about it when my friend Judy left! I adore this piece and more importantly, I adore that you posted something!!!! I wish I had this gorgeous chest in my beachy bedroom! You did a great job with this!

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    1. Thank you so much hun - I wish I could give it to you. If I dismantled and posted a panel a month, it may get to you in a few years??? Lol. I'm going to try and post at least once a week this year! xxx

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  9. That looks lovely, I would never have thought of doing that but now you have it seems such an obvious improvement! Lovely colour choice.

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    1. Thank you so much Julie. Well it took me long enough to paint it and now I think "why did I wait so long?" I'm so happy with it and it fits in with my beachy decor. Have a good weekend xx Nat

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