This is an example of trash to treasure. I found this antique sea chest at our town swap shop.
It was a hot day and DH did not want to take it, but I knew he would really like it so started dragging it out.
It did look pretty rough.
It was missing its top, had no handles and the bottom is more not there than there! (well a slight exaggeration.
We would like to have kept the original blue finish but too much paint had dripped on it to make that possible.
After many hours of work on the part of DH it is now a proud addition to our sitting room!
Besides stripping, scrubbing, sanding etc. Dh made a new top, new rope handles and the new heart shaped escutcheon.
We love the way it looks and are very proud of his work!
WOWIE! It is gorgeous! Hardly resembles the first picture. VERY VERY nice job!!!!!
Grandchildren are God's gift to you for not killing your own!
We don't stop playing because we grow old...we grow old because we stop playing
Ohhhh, it's wonderful.
"I've decided to quit my job, drop out of society, and wear live animals as hats."
That was a LOT of work, but it looks beautiful!
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
That is quite a handsome looking piece now!
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