Last weekend the weather was so beautiful that we decided to take a little road trip. We went to Cottonwood Falls where we visited our favorite little store, Tallgrass Antiques. They sell wonderful architectural salvage pieces there and recently expanded to the store next door where they have added furniture.
The store next door is the old hardware store and it truly a gem! I found this cute little painted chest up on the second floor.
Most people would probably have passed it by because it was filthy and in pretty rough shape. The boards on the top were coming off, one of the drawers was broken, and the right knob on the bottom drawer was broken off. With a little elbow grease…..okay a lot of elbow grease and a little work, it now has a spot in our home!
I was absolutely in love with the crackled finish!!!! However I couldn’t figure out where I could use it in my home. I stood there and debated it for the longest time when finally my husband said, “Just buy it!!!” Normally I don’t buy anything if I don’t have a spot in mind for because our home is already really full.
We applied a clear coat to prevent the paint from flaking off and to preserve the finish I love so much.
So how much did this little gem cost you ask? In my opinion it was a steal…… for $30!
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