I have *drooled* over wooden chests for years, and have never found a nice, solid, chest that I could actually afford. Everyone on Craigslist sells ugly beat-up chests for over $100!
A few months ago, one of the secretaries in the school I work at contacted me. She let me know that she was getting rid of an old family chest because it was in really bad condition. She said it had been sitting in her basement for years, but she just pulled it to the curb the night before so they could be picked up by the garbage.
What?! No! I had to get over there right away!
My mom came to the rescue, and brought her SUV down so we could come pick it up that night. *Whew*
I was so excited for this chest…after all, I had been dreaming about a chest like this for so long! So, I dreamed… for 8 months.
Yes, 8 months. I am ashamed
I would like to think it’s because I really wanted it to turn out “perfectly”…and I didn’t have a clear vision for it yet.
As school comes closer, I realized I didn’t have the chest done yet! Yikes! I could not let the summer break go by without finishing this project…or it would never get done!
Well, I have finally finished this chest, and I am in love with it now!
So, you want to see where this chest started? Here’s how it looked when I got it 8 months ago: