Sunday, March 9, 2014

Decisions on My Blanket Chest and Upcoming Giveaway

Hello There, I have been enjoying the outdoors this weekend since the weather is in the low 70s here. The weather has been rainy for the last three days before the weekend, so I needed to enjoy the outdoors some. Anyway, I wanted to share a blanket chest with you that I have had over 20 plus years. In my other home in PA, I had this piece in the family room just as it is. I believe that it is made from cedar wood.

Now I am not actually using it in my home currently but am thinking that I would like to use it as a coffee table. As I am not a "paint furniture" person, I was wondering what your thoughts would be for this piece. I don't mind some painted furniture throughout my home, but I actually love the natural wood look instead.










So any help or suggestions on this blanket chest would be greatly appreciated.  Should I keep as is and tone down the "orange look" to this piece and how could this be done or perhaps paint the piece.

Hmmmm.......decisions........decisions..........

Don't forget to stop back soon as I am having a cute giveaway here....I am sure you will love it!!!










5 comments:

  1. I am not a painted furniture person either maybe one or two pieces. I like it as is.... xo

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  2. I recently saw a blogger use some type of solution to tone down the orangy look on a piece of furniture. I wish I had the link. The blog is My Sweet Savannah. A few minutes searching her blog will help you find it. I think the wood is so pretty. I remember my older sisters getting these big chests and they were called Hope Chests used to store things they would need when they got married.

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. I like it just fine but painted lighter it would be pretty. I do not like to paint much myself.

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  4. I think it is very pretty as it is. If you want to go lighter you could white wash it so you could still see the grain or you could add a cushion to give it a different look.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  5. I think you should leave it as is. I like the natural cedar look.

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