My first project

April 18th, 2009 in member junk     
Leezie Leezie, member
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My grandmothers chest
Old becomes new....
My grandmothers chest

My grandmother's chest

This chest has been in my family for around 40 years and has been many different colours.  A friend gave me some newspapers from 1950 which she'd found under the vinyl on her kitchen floor.  I photocopied them and then "mod podged" them to the chest.  Inside and out.  New handles and a new knob for a new black tassle and voila - a whole new chest to fit with our new homes black and white decor.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Leezie
posted in: member junk, storage, chest, newspapers, blanket box

Comments (10)

CottageElements writes: Fun project . . . love the idea of using vintage newspaper, too!

Lani Posted: 1:23 pm on April 20th
suewhitney writes: Very nice first project! You did a fabulous the idea and the execution. Way to go!

Take care, Sue Posted: 10:58 am on April 19th
fellowjunker writes: Great job on your first junking project!!!!!!!
xojanis Posted: 8:40 am on April 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hi there Leezie and welcome to Junkmarket Style! What a great conversation piece you have now. Your first project turned out terrific and I can't wait to see more of your posts.


Posted: 4:16 am on April 19th
lovethejunk writes: Great Job. Just wait and see what great things everyone has created, there are some fantastic ideas on this site. Welcome and can't wait to see more.

Joan Posted: 9:04 pm on April 18th
LuAnn writes: Great job.

LuAnn Posted: 1:39 pm on April 18th
1DesignChick writes: The old photocopied newspapers were a great choice for covering this piece! It was nice as it was, but now it is a real looker! Good job! Janet Posted: 12:58 pm on April 18th
irishrovr writes:
What a wonderful way to start a new life - you did a great job!

Eileen Posted: 12:47 pm on April 18th
grannijo writes: Great job Leezie...will look very nice in a black and white theme....sharon Posted: 11:25 am on April 18th
BarkingDogs writes: How fun! It looks great.....

~Jennifer Posted: 11:16 am on April 18th
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