I hope everyone is having a decent start to the week, I can’t believe it is April already, where does the time go?

This chest is at the foot of the bed in our guest room.  John and I designed and built it together from scratch.  It was one of our earlier projects. We used ¾ inch birch plywood to build this and we just embellished it as we went along.  We also added moldings to the sides and bottom and added an applique to the center (you know how I love my appliques and use them a lot) LOL. 

After the construction of the chest, I sanded it really well and followed that with a coat of primer and ivory paint.  I began to faux the chest using a metallic based glaze and a very small amount of raw umber glaze.

I just love the effect the fauxing had on this piece; it adds such dimension and some elegance.

Homemade Chest

Homemade Chest

Homemade Chest

Homemade Chest

I am linking to:

http://debbie-debbiedoos.com/2012/04/coastal-living-house-colors-newbie-party-started.html

http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/04/furniture-friday-12-features-and-par.html

http://missmustardseed.com/2012/04/furniture-feature-friday-features-a-link-party/

http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2012/04/inspiration-friday-no-59-and-giveaway.html?e=|em|

http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2012/04/wow-us-wednesdays-60.html

http://www.diybydesign.blogspot.com/2012/04/swing-into-spring-its-party-59.html