Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ring A Ding

Remember the sad woodshop project? Well you will because I have about 898 pictures of it.
Did I or did I not say the finished product would ring your bell? I feel confident that in all its golden goodness and glory, the newly renamed Chevron Chest did not disappoint. So much so that I, uh-um, might keep it. Or not might. I'm keeping it. It just works so great in so many places! Now where to put it... The straight lines and flat planes were begging for some special attention. So special they received. In the form of metallic gold chevron stripes that continue around the entire piece and run seamlessly from one stacked chest to the other.

And you know its hard for me to resist some distressing.

What I really loved about this when I first saw it was the genius of two pieces, which makes it so versatile. Stacked up, with six wide shallow drawers, it is beautiful in a entry. Although, as previously posted, I actually have an entry I'm liking right now. Total perfection in an office or craft room. I wish. I can just see papers and supplies neatly stored in all those drawers. I wish some more. It would even work as a small buffet in a tight dining area. The drawers would be perfect for extra silverware and table linens. And the piece I am currently using as a buffet has no storage. Hmmm.

But. Amazing as a tall nightstand. I feel like it gives my room a little edge. And yes. I totally read the leather bound copy of Shakespeare's works at night and not ever the mad stack of magazines in the basket in the corner.

And then, as I was taking these pictures I was watching Nate Berkus and a guest mentioned pushing two chests back to back to form a coffee table. Crap. That might work too.

Uh, yeah. Do you even know for how long I have been searching for the perfect coffee table for this room? This works! Totally lightens up the big brown kid-proof furniture. It was the one configuration I wasn't thinking about when I painted, so the stripes don't match up, but ha! I don't even care! I like it, Mikey!

And also yes, just as in the bedroom pic, we always have a picture of lemonade and delicious cookies displayed in the family room. All the time, as a matter of fact.

So, now you see why I have to keep Mr. Chevron Chest. He may never live in the same spot for more than a week. He's just too cool. That's why.

Also, see these books ^ ? They're in French. I took french in 8th and 9th grades. I'm pretty fluent. I read these at night too. Ok, really I found them at the DI (I guess you are forgiven for now) and they are going to be part of something fun coming soon.

Now I'm off to work on a huge project for a client. Reveal coming. Sometime.

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  1. are you going to sale these!?? they are adorable!

  2. Carlyn,
    I'm pretty in love with it and was planning on keeping it but if you're really interested email me and we can probably work something out :) Thanks!

  3. oh my!! I love these! you did a really good job with them.

  4. i love these, the chevron rocks! i have a weekly party that goes from Tues - Thurs, i would love it you shared this.

  5. Awesome! I ♥ them as a coffee table! Love the distressing too :)

  6. Oh yes I love me some chevron stripes! And I'm diggin how you distressed them even! You're so talented. I'd love for you to link up to my VIP party today @

  7. Thanks for linking up! Can't wait to see what you have to share next week =)

  8. those are SO fun! i love the chevron and the colors!

  9. i love this, i'm so glad you shared it at my party! very cool.

  10. Thanks again for linking this up to my party last week! I have featured you this week if you would like to stop by and grab a button =)

  11. OMJealous. Thats all there is to it. This looks amazing!!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Love your guts

  12. a little job for you. Find me something equally as fantastic for my living room so I can have my bedside table back. I forgot to see those in real life when I came over the other day. :(

  13. If I were a piece of furniture, I'd be this table. :)

    Great job!