Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gone Teal!

I found this gallon of Valspar Sequoia Green paint at Lowe's for $5 and I grabbed it so quickly I might have sprained my shoulder LOL

It is truly beautiful and so yummy you want to lick it.

If you're following me, you've seen this chest before. Yuck w/ to the flowers, pink, baby blue and leaves. YUCK!! But for $3 at the local GW I couldn't walk away from it. Specially since it will serve as "hide the junk" place when family and friends are over. =D can't go wrong for $3 right?

 This gave me a great opportunity to do some thing fun. But I still held it back a little because I have another paint can that is full of FUN and I can't wait to show you all that. That will be my daring to be fabulous project that will probably take a few weeks to complete because I have a few other projects stashed away, hiding. =D

Here is my assistant priming. Jacob is such a wonderful helper. He is always ready to get his hands dirty and help out. I don't think he has ever said no to me. Really!

Notice I taped the hardware w/ my favorite frog tape.

I protected the cedar from paint by taping that as well.

I covered the paint tray w/ a grocery store bag and pre wet the paint brush. I love how easy this makes painting =D

I knew from the minute I thought about painting the cedar chest that I had to make sure the cedar and hardware were not painted. So I lined the inside edges w/ the green tape and pressed it down w/ my nails so that it wouldn't bleed. It worked *wink*

Do you spy Jacob taking a break and playing on the puter? He was too funny today!

And look what my $3 Lane cedar chest re-do looks like w/ a little sanding and painting. Je adore!!

I'm so very happy w/ how it all turned out. It is perfect although I am considering glazing. We'll see once I've lived w/ it w/ a bit just as she is. 
BTW, this is how my pre soaked brush, roller and covered tray cleaned up after just a minute or two under the running water. Super duper sparkly clean! almost as if I'd never used them =D


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14 comments: said...

Oh yeah turned out great. Duh I knew you were doing this lol. Love the color choice are you leaving it there? Looks great in the photo there. Awesome awesome!

Kristin said...

You found a Lane cedar lined chest for $3! Are you serious?! Those things are upwards of $500 brand new - you are soooooo lucky!

Kudos to your assistant!

Bargain Princess said...

Hi Kristin!
I sure did. There is a GW outlet about 2 miles from my house so, I have been able to find many great things. You wouldn't believe it? =D

I hope you are following me so you can see all the other great finds I have stashed away in my garage LOL said...

Linky party is up Rosanna. Please come post this beauty!! Thanks Deb

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Love the cedar chest transformation. It is beautiful. You and your helper did a great job. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Karie

Bargain Princess said...

@Karie Thanks for the encouragement!! I love hearing from you.
I love how it turned out.

Erin said...

Wow!! It turned out fantastic! I love that color too. And I appreciate that you took the time to make sure the cedar didn't get painted. :)

Bargain Princess said...

Hi Erin! Thanks for the compliment =) Hope to hear more from you!!


Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

What a great, fun color! What a nice family are teaching them young! I like it! Have a great weekend!
Bonnie :)

Bargain Princess said...

Hi Bonnie! Thanks for the love =D
I'm excited to see what your suggestions and tips will be for me as I continue my journey towards a more functional home (if that's even possible) =D

Erin said...

What fantastic finds! You can't beat a gallon of paint *and* a chest for less than ten bucks! The pop of teal in your living room is gorgeous and it looks like it matches your throw pillows, too. :)

(visiting from Domestically Speaking)

Sherryd said...

Fabulous! I might have to visit my sister so I can go to your GW outlet, you find the best stuff!!!

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

Hi! Excellent transformation! I have a wooden bench that I'm itching to redo. I'm a new follower. :)


CherishedHearts Vintage said...

This looks wonderful. BUT $3????? We thought we got lucky to get one at an auction. The bf said to go up to $150, but we got it for $35.