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Cherry Red and Turquoise Painted Cedar Chest

Monday, March 11th, 2013
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Happy Monday Everyone

Thought I would start the week out on a cheery note.

What do you think about my cedar chest makeover.

It’s a humdinger isn’t it!

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The top was totally split into.

The Junktion Technical Specialist used a little wood glue and clamped the pieces together.

The JTS sometimes gets carried away and I didn’t get a photo with the top in two pieces.

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And it was good as new.

Looking inside, you can’t tell the top was ever damaged.



nice distressed finish

turquoise underneath and cherry red on top

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Martha Stewart stencil from Michaels.


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I tried a new technique (new for me) to get the two-tone look.

Tomorrow I plan to do a post on how I got this look.

update 3/12/2013   Tutorial at….. Paint Technique for Cherry Red  and Turquoise Painted Cedar Chest

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25 Responses

  1. Trish says:

    I love that two tone look….can’t wait for your instructions on how to do this. I have a chest similar – going to try it out.

  2. Kathy says:

    Wow! This is beautiful, Kathy!! Looking forward to hearing how you did this!

  3. Nic says:

    Love the color and the stencil! Can’t wait to find out how you did it….MMS tricyle maybe??

  4. Ellen says:

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to find out how you did it.

  5. Stacey says:

    This is beautiful!

  6. Donna Wilkes says:

    My two favorite colors together on this beautifully distressed chest.

  7. Susan says:

    LOVE it! The red was a perfect choice, it looks so much better now! – Susan

  8. peggy says:

    I love the two tone look and I think it is really coming into Its own lately. Looking forward to the how you did it. It is so much easier to paint a piece that had to be repaired no quilt from the furniture purists.LOL Really nice execution and I always live stencils.

  9. lisa says:

    What is not to love about red and turquoise? Great job! I just painted something with Miss Mustard Seed’s tricycle red and I love it. Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.

  10. Lovely! Chests are one of my favourite things to paint. I checked out your gallery of furniture and you have painted some very pretty pieces with great results.

  11. Stacey says:

    Love it! Chests have to be one of the most fun things to make over. Something about them makes me feel like I can be extra creative. This one certainly turned out beautiful!

  12. angela says:

    That is such a fantastic makeover and color combo! Love how you distressed and added on the stencil, too. Pinning.

    Have a great week!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  13. Carol Cook says:

    I have my parent’s cedar chest and have been wanting to paint it for a long time. I love the look you got. Painting it is going on my spring break “to do” list. Now I have to decide on a color.

  14. Snezana-Nena says:

    It is amazinig, I like this shabby!
    The Best work!

  15. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Beautiful transformation!

  16. Catherine says:

    Love the red! Red makes everything better, doesn’t it? Such a happy color–love the transformation. Happy Creating, Catherine (new follower)

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