Mar 25, 2012

Vintage Craft Chest

I love little wooden chests of all kinds for storing supplies around my craft table. 

I found this yellow flowered one at the thrift store and thought it would be perfect for my first chalk paint project.


I painted it white using homemade chalk paint and then decoupaged an old French label and some vintage scissors onto it (from The Graphics Fairy.) To seal and age it, I used Minwax dark and light finishing waxes.   



I have another little chest waiting to be painted, but the garden won't wait to be planted. There just aren't enough hours in the day! Hopefully, I'll be sharing it soon.

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  1. Wow, your pictures look great with the new camera! So crisp and clear!

  2. Saw your chest on The Graphics Fairy. Wonderful transformation. I also like small chests.

  3. Visiting from TGF..Your project really turned out great!

  4. Your craft chest is absolutely adorable- I love it!!! Saw it over at TGF. :)

  5. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. thought i'd swing by and check out your blog, and it's lovely! this project is fabulous, talk about a great transformation!

    i'd love for you to share this on my center of attention sunday link up, at

    hope to see you there!

  6. Very cute! Love those scissors!

  7. I saw your chest on TGF--It is so cute.

  8. Adore this little project. Looks so sweet sitting in your work space.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  9. I love it; so cute and pretty in your vignette--great idea.

  10. This turned out so cute! When I saw the name of your blog, I immediately thought of the North End in Boise and was pleasantly surprised that I was right! I love the North End and all the charming homes-how lucky you are to have one! Maybe one of these days I will run into you down there!


  11. HOW tiny, but so functional. Love the redo.
    Im following you now from over at White Wednesday, so please come visit me and maybe you'll follow back at THANKS 8-)

  12. I love this! What an incredible project. The chalk paint looks so sweet with the scissors! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up :)


  13. Love it so much! The graphics add a perfect vintage touch.

    So glad you joined our Cinch party.

  14. Laurel, this is an amazing project! I just love it!

    I'm so happy that you linked up with us ... and how sweet of you to link back to all of us party co-hosts! So extra super seriously sweet thing to do!



  15. What an amazing creation! I adore chalkboard can just feel its softness with your eyes and with the vintage scissors -- well it's a PERFECT Pair!!! I have a little chest very similar to this and I think you just created yet another project for me : ) Thank you for sharing and thank you for your pure is greatly appreciated! sending hugs...and keep creating your fabulous projects!

  16. Hi, Laurel

    I love your vintage chest. It's turned out great. I found your lovely blog from Center of attention deficit link party. I am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by

    Have a great weekend.


  17. Your little storage chest is adorable! I'm currently creating a craft room and love this idea. I found you at the Shabby Nest.

    Have a lovely week!

  18. I love your results, it's very pretty and vintage looking now. This also gives me some ideas for what to do with my jewelry box.

  19. That's adorable! I love it, Laurel! With those images, I could just see storing thread spools in here. Great transformation!

    visiting from Feathered Nest Friday : )

  20. Oh, the little chest came out beautifully, Laurel! It looks so cute sitting there on your desk! I thought I liked it before, but now it fits perfectly with your decor. Thanks for joining us at WIW, we love having you and are now followers.

  21. Laurel - This is another great project...thank you so much for linking up to our party. Hopefully you and the "keeper" husband have enjoyed the weekend. :)

  22. This is so cute and practical! Visiting from the Graphics Fairy :)

  23. Wow this is just so cute. I love it... look forward to following your blog. :)

  24. Hi, Laurel, just found your blog via TGF. I love your little cupboard, but what really caught my eye was "homemade chalk paint." Do you have a tutorial, or instructions to make it? I'd love to try it myself. Sorry, I have to comment as anonymous, as there is some problem with my computer settings and it won't let me comment on anyone's blog :o(

    Blessings, Carolyn

  25. I have a cabinet similar to this! I think I will steal your idea! lol Now to find the time to fit it in! ROFL Thanks for the idea!


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