{Before & After} – retro cedar chest


When i first got this Lane cedar chest, i almost didn’t want it because its not exactly my style – but i am so glad that i took and it and got it done. 

Now – i would definitely put this piece in my house – it would be so cute in a kids room as a side table/nightstand or would be the cutest TV console in a kids playroom. 

I could totally design a playroom around this piece – throw in some funky retro fabrics, some fun chairs (bean bag chairs?!) and you would have yourself a fun playroom!

Before…with that hardware it looks a little space like!

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SO MUCH BETTER!!  Would for sure be a fun piece for someones room!

Paint = Grassy Meadow by Olympic

Top stain = Classic Black Polyshades by Minwax

Hardware = Lowes

This piece is available for sale if you are local to Utah (or if you want to drive here!) – go to {Sweet Pickins} for more info :)

13 replies
  1. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    If you are able to remove that base, in the future when you (or someone else) is ready for a redo, you could give that an entirely different look by adding different style legs or creating a completely new base for it. It's actually a very versatile piece that landed in your lap. :-)

  2. Snappy Di
    Snappy Di says:

    Love Lane cedar chests! My mother had one that is now in my sister's home. Those things were built like an army tank! So solid.


  3. Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek
    Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek says:

    love the green and ADORE the galvanized tote with books! i have one just like it and I'm still trying to decide what to do with it!

  4. Amy of The Salvage Collection
    Amy of The Salvage Collection says:

    this is my first visit and i'm in LOVE with this mid-century madam. way to go w/ that hot color choice, too!

    glad i stopped by and good luck on nate!



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