I got this adorable blanket chest a while back. (and of course, forgot to take "Before" photos...but trust me, it was a pretty dicey looking piece!) This past weekend, I reinvented it for the window space at Camas Antiques.
The original condition of the chest was stained wood, and the drawers had multiple holes where different knobs had been over the years. The knobs it had on it were giant square wooden knobs...so not me.
As I pondered what to do with all of these holes (Putty them in and start over? Cover them with ginorous pulls?) Then, I had an idea. I decided to go with my signature book pages from tattered old discarded books. I applied them, as always, with liquid starch....
(Be sure to do this process on a floor that is easliy mopped...it's messy. And sticky. And gooey. I let it dry over night, and rough sanded the edges of everything. I then added my new knobs and the filigree pieces for around the key holes.
I also added book pages to the sides of the chest to make things flow. Now, it's got a whole new look and I think it's charming.
What do you think? Have you reinvented anything lately?