Sunday, February 3, 2013
Hope Chest Redo!
Today I am sharing a little impromptu project I just completed. It took me about half an hour to complete and what a difference! I recovered the top of my old hope chest. My parents bought my sister and I these beautiful Lane hope chests for Christmas when I was 17. Mine is solid cherry wood and very well built. I used it to store things for my future home and after I married, I used it to store sentimental items and mementos that I want to keep but not display. It is full to the brim and I need to clean it out some day, but not today! Well, a few years ago the padded top got wet and left some nasty water marks in the fabric. I have been able to camouflage it with the "stuff" I sit on top, but it was time for a change. Here are a couple of before pictures.
And here it is after! I used burlap to cover the top for now. I like the neutrality of it and it works well with the vignette I have on top.
My sister, Nancy gave me this sweet altered book years ago. It has a sweet little poem about sisters. The frame is a sisters frame as well and there we are! Cuties or what? I'm 2 1/2 years older....that's me in the bonnet!
Next up is my old teddy bear....another treasure given to me by my Aunt Loretta. I don't know how old he is, but he is old! His arms, legs and head are all jointed. Isn't he sweet...:)
He sits in my cute little miniature red wagon.
Here you see my grapevine wreath in the background, with a sweet little pillow my daughter, Miranda hand stitched for me when she was in kindergarten...:) A little old timey tricycle sits in from of it along with my old bronzed baby booties and a picture of me when I wore them. It is truly vintage...lol! The booties sit on top of a hand crocheted doily made by my husband Joey's late grandma Lottie.
Here it is all together....hodge-podge I know, but all of those items are special to me...:)
Here's a close-up of the burlap. What do you think?
I'm linking up with Brenda from Cozy Little House for Tweak-It-Tuesday...:)
Tomorrow I hope to share the ice cream table and chairs I am supposed to go pick up today!
I am so excited to be acquiring a set....:)
Until next time.....