Sunday, June 24, 2012

Shabby Chic Altered Chest by Trudy Sjolander


Hi everyone!
True :D here :)

I'm a card artist at heart, but every now and then I like to mix it up a bit!
I saw this ugly chest at the dollar store and just had to buy it! 


I knew with some pretty paper, flowers, and bling, that it could be a beautiful accent for one of our guest rooms. 
First I gesso-ed the trim to start with a clean slate (sort of... I left some brown showing on purpose), then used lots of acrylic paints, mists, and my fingers to get an aged "painted and re-painted over the years" look.


Looks old to me...what do you think?

  
I added some paper, flowers, some White Finesse Swirls and White Pearls from Want2Scrap and viola!


The lighting in the guest room isn't prime for photos so the color is off, but can you see how well it matches the decor?


Thanks so much fro dropping by today!
I would love it if you left me a little ♥♥♥ before you go! :)

Hugs!


Want2Scrap Products Used:

Cross-promotional Partner Products Used:
Beacon Adhesives - Fabri-tac glue
ClearSnap - Dark Moss cat's-eye

Other Products Used:
Webster's Pages - In Love Collection
Gesso
Acrylic Paint
Gold metallic paint
Prima leaves
Paper flowers
Leaf punches
Greenery stems form the floral department


35 comments:

  1. It's just beautiful True!! Way to rock the altering! TFS! :D

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  2. That is fabulous!!! Love how you aged it with the paints and stuff! The pearls are a perfect finish!

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  3. Oh True, love it!! It is simply gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful!! Great job on the aging of the trim!! TFS!

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  5. this is eye popping, jaw dropping, breathtaking gorgeous!!!!!

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  6. This is really a beauty ~ love to bling up a project

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  7. I LOVE it! Gorgeous! Beautiful! Great job!

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  8. I LOVE IT!!
    Did you just paint the sides or is it paper as well?
    Very pretty definitely LOOKS a lot better! :")

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  9. Thanks ladies!
    Lori,
    The sides are paper as well. it is a very muted small print that coordinated nicely with the other paper. :)

    Hugs,
    True :D

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  10. True:D
    Wow that's really pretty now. From ugly duckling to a swan. Your work is always Gorgeous.

    Sheila J

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  11. All I can say is beautiful Trudy, ok well I can also say stunning! Love this trash to treasure kind of project, even though it was bought at the dollar store you made it look like a million bucks.

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  12. oh.so.fab. Trudy, you clever woman!!

    ((hugs)) Wendy

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  13. Oh wow True this is just beautiful!!! I cannot believe it is the same chest as the first photo!!! You did an amazing job with this!!!

    Hugs,
    JO
    www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

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  14. Fabulous chest that is a beautiful guest room accent. Love that crazy find, and how you shabby chic'd it w/ paint and papers and BLING!

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  15. WOW Beautiful! You did such a great job on it!

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  16. It's beautiful!! That patterned paper is beautifully placed to show off the roses, and the bouquet on the lid is the perfect finishing touch!

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  17. such a wonderful creation, the papers and distressed shabby edges are perfect
    hugs

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  18. Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for the heads up on where to find the boxes.

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  19. Breathtaking! Simply gorgeous, Trudy!

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  20. Gorgeous! You really know how to blingit up! Never would have guessed how it looked before.

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  21. You did a beautiful job altering the chest! I liked both the before and after! The after is so beautiful and feminine!

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  22. You did a beautiful job altering the chest! I liked both the before and after! The after is so beautiful and feminine!

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  23. It's a gift to have the vision you had when you saw it when it was still ugly. Keep making beautiful things!

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  24. This is so elegant!!!Love it!!

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  25. You did a wonderful job.

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  26. That is an awesome job! I just became a follower on your blog. I saw your tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. That was awesome too!
    Teresa Turner
    Eastern Oklahoma
    rdrepublican@windstream.net

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  27. Simply love this Tru your projects are always so beautiful....

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