This little chest had defiantly seen better day when I got her home. Often times when I haul a piece home my husband will give me one of those...are you out of your mind looks...this piece was no exception. She was legless and half covered in paint! But, I am a sucker for old chests and I love the fun little details that were still intact!
After I got this chest home....my assumptions were true, the remaining paint on this chest was LEAD BASED!! EEEKKKK!! Being that I am pregnant I didn't want to take the risk of removing the paint myself, so my amazing husband and assistant came to the rescue and removed the paint for me...with a chemical stripper of course! Once this piece was lead free it was mine turn to fix her up and give her a new life!
And I couldn't be happier with how she cleaned up.......
I lined the drawers with old sheet music to add a fun flare to the chest.
and here is a close up of the wood appliqués .... Stunning
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