Carved Blanket Chest, Hope Chest, Toy Chest or Storage Table

Carved Blanket Chest, Hope Chest, Toy Chest or Storage Table
Carved Blanket Chest, Hope Chest, Toy Chest or Storage Table
Carved Blanket Chest, Hope Chest, Toy Chest or Storage Table
Carved Blanket Chest, Hope Chest, Toy Chest or Storage Table
Carved Blanket Chest, Hope Chest, Toy Chest or Storage Table

Carved Blanket Chest, Hope Chest, Toy Chest or Storage Table

Whoever had refinished it the first time painted it a hideous mustard color with bright turquoise details and a poorly done crackle finish. The piece itself is very sturdy and well-made by thomasville furniture co. Don't know what type of wood it is.

It is large: 42 1/2" wide, 20 1/4" deep and 22 1/2 high and strong enough to sit on or mount a tv on top. The front has rustic flowers carved into it, with trim carving detail around the bottom.

It has two sets of hinges: 3 regular ones in the back and 3 very large spring-loaded ones inside that keep the lid open during loading and unloading. Each corner has 3 strips of wood screwed in to keep it stable. The bottom is carved and sits off the floor for easy cleaning underneath.

Although it is hard to tell from the pics, i painted the main chest in a cream color chalkpaint; with the carvings and inside a darker tan semi-gloss latex. I distressed it more than usual because the color underneath didn't show enough; i think the old crackle finish underneath gives it sort of a leather texture and the distressing knocked some of the drips off. I did not use an antiquing glaze or wax on it, but finished it with two coats of polyacrylic varnish. This piece could sit in a living room as a coffee table, a foyer/mudroom as a coat/sweater chest, a child's room as a toy chest, or at the foot of the bed for storing blankets and pillows.

Again, once i know the location, i can call for an estimate. This item is made of chalkpaint and latex paint, spring hinges, regular hinges, polyacrylic varnish. The style is cottage chic and rustic.


Carved Blanket Chest, Hope Chest, Toy Chest or Storage Table