When I was a little girl I always loved my mom's cedar chest. It was always in her room or her sewing room, and as a child there was just something a little mysterious about it. I loved seeing the things she would put in there, even if they were just fabric scraps. I've never had one of my own (I will!), but I have such a soft spot for them.
My client brought me this one and asked if I thought I could do something with it. Of course! I loved it's simple little shape and curved edges. She wanted to use it as a toy box in her living room. She loves rustic decor (and I peeked at her FB page (shhhh! I was doing my homework. ;) ) and saw she likes to hunt). She also brought me a pair of her son's PJ bottoms and said she loved the colors together.
Loved the PJ's too and used them for a little inspiration. I wanted something fun for her kiddos, but also something that wouldn't look too childish in her living room...AND, something that had a little rustic flair! :)
I love how it all came together!!
The color is just a tad more green than the pic.
It has such a beautiful top and I think the natural wood will endure a little better than paint! ;)
I figured it's going to be taking a bit of abuse so I distressed the corners heavily so any "owies" will just blend right in!
I also painted the feet the same color as the graphic and stripe to tie it together.
color = Great Falls SW
I had to smile because she told me she couldn't wait to teach her little guy how to put his toys away. So, it's cute and gets to teach lessons! :)