2/19/09

Show and Tell~

Here is a small chest that I recently picked up for $4 bucks that I remade into a pirate chest for my grandson's upcoming Pirate Party that I host every year. Here is the before...... Here is the after....I've written two tutorials (with photos) on how to do the faux leather treatment on the outside of the trunk....and one on how I made over the inside of the pirate chest as well. If you've linked to my blog through "There is no place like Home" and wish to have more of a lookie-lou you can click "here" to enter~ You can view more Show and Tells here~

22 comments:

Jadehollow said...

Awesome job! Very creative.
Thanks for sharing.
Debbie

Lady Katherine said...

I do love your chest! The finish is just awesome!

Jane said...

You did a great job. Someday I am going to learn how to finish furniture.

Carrie said...

You made a wonderful transformation of the box. It will be a great accessory for his pirate party.

Anne Fannie said...

You did a great job transforming that chest into a Pirate's Chest! It looks awesome and I am sure his party will be so much fun!
~Ann

Hootin' Anni said...

...into a pirates' chest no less!! This is one terrific job.

My show n tell this week is the final showing of my troll doll collection, from the tiniest to the 'oldest' couple. Do stop by if you can....and, have a great weekend.

JudyBug said...

Very creative! You did a great job!

JudyBug

Karen Sherrill said...

Too cute!!! I bet your grandson will have a super party ;o).
I have to laugh at your blog title...that's what my husband calls my craft projects ;o).

Karen

Alice said...

Wow! Awesome stuff! I'm going to check out both tutorials and most likely use both of them. Thanks for sharing your techniques :O).

There is always a place for you at The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.

Smilingsal said...

WOW! You made a perfect pirate's party centerpiece. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday.

Kelli said...

Wonderful makeover! I love the map inside!
~Kelli

Angie said...

That is cool!!!!! My son would love that in his room!

Linda C said...

AArrrr- good job Matey!:) You are so creative and a great grandma!

Your grandson is going to love this! You have created such a wonderful memory for him:)

Linda C

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a great transformation!!! I'm sure your son is thrilled with his own little chest of treasure!

BECKY said...

Very nice re-do!! I'm trying to get more into remaking things!! It's so much fun...just need more time!! You're quite talented!!
Blessings,
Becky

Lora said...

Very cool! Great job!

Carla said...

How cool! thank you for sharing the how to!

Lisa said...

Are you sure you aren't trying trying to pass off a real Pirate chest as your own creation, 'cause we would ask for the treasure?

Susie Homemaker said...

How wonderful that you created such an awesome thing for your Grandson...very clever.

Warm Wishes,
Susie

Belinda said...

What fun! I bet your Grandson was thrilled with his pirate chest! What a clever idea...love it! :-)

Scrapdolly said...

Oh my that is so stunning

ceekay said...

That is absolutely great! The outside and the inside are perfect. He is going to love it!