Paint whatever comes your way

This chest belonged to my husband's sister, who I never got to meet. It was then used by his daughter Liane and ultimately ended up in storage. I decided it would make a great project for Liane's daughter, Kamrynn, and set about changing it from the basic French Provencial white to something with a little more character. Previous makeovers of this type have included a set of cabinet doors when we added a cabinet unit to an older house and were not able to match the existing cabinets, and a large wooden floor lamp. I'll post photos of the other two mentioned projects in the near future. The chest and lamp were inspired by the ever colorful and whimsical styles of Mackenzie-Childs. I find their work especially delightful for the child in us all.

Happy creating!


  1. Found your site through A Little Birdie Told Me So. I saw this chest and 'Wowed' myself practically off my chair! I used to have a painted furniture business; I live it a college town and would dumpster-dive to find solid, wood pieces that I'd fix up and completely transform. I sort of flit around to different mediums and right now I'm throwing in a pottery class. Painted furniture is still my first love, though. Beautiful, beautiful work!


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