Another attic rescue, but this one was super special. This little mini chest came from my dad’s house. He passed away 14 years ago and when the home recently sold, I was given this piece by my precious, angel-on-earth, step-sister-in-law.
When I started to work on it, I opened the top and I was overwhelmed with a wonderful, sweet smell- my dad’s favorite pipe tobacco(Borkum Riff Rum). I then remembered this was the chest where my dad kept all his “stuff”. So many memories flooded my head! The whole time I worked on it, I felt like my dad was sitting right beside me (maybe he was!).
I wanted to do something a little modern and blingy with this one. I painted with GF Antique White, GF Driftwood, AS Scandanavian, AS French Linen, Amy Howard Palmer Pink and Gold Leaf. The entire piece was sealed with GF HP Topcoat Satin.
I chose a boho-style heartbeat pattern, did a little blending of the colors and let my imagination do the rest! I also covered the hardware with Gold Leaf.
To bring the story full circle, my precious sister-in-law purchased the piece! As they say in Italy, “La Famiglia e tutto!”