Monday, April 9, 2012

A Little LESSology Chest O' Drawers Challenge

Spotted this little guy in the Second Hand store for a whole dollar! I normally wouldn't have picked this up but there was a challenge up at LESSology that I wanted to try.  Plus, I had this very lovely vintage Zeus and Zoe postcard that I really wanted to use.

Check out how pretty is it! And it's the real deal. It had Happy Birthday down in the corner, which is why I added a few roses and a little snippet of a lace doily that was falling to pieces. LOVE that fern!

Added a coat of Tim Holtz Rock Candy over the top for the crackles and then modge podged over top of them to make sure they stayed right where they were!

This whole project likely cost me a whole whopping $3 in TOTAL! ;-)

Most of it would be the various coats of modge podge.

I had to modge podge the inside as it was going for an antique trunk look with paper lining. I was also going for a vintage rough look on the finish.

As I write this, it strikes me as funny. So this little chest started out being pretty battered. I repainted it with black spray paint, then a coat of copper, then various inks and then made it look even older than it did before....

Here is a shot of the top of false drawer. As you can see, there might have been a mirror there previously. I am still trying to figure out what I might add there to finish it off. I am hoping I come across something while junking that is perfect! 

If my luck holds out and I find a mirror, I'll be adding this to my Junk2Funk show. If not, it will hold some scrappin' stash for a bit!

There are some cute projects that the LESSology Design Team came up with, go take a peek!

Happy Monday!


  1. Your creativity knows no bounds....& what a find! It's brilliant for the challenge, & I love what you've done/doing to it...but if it was me, I'd find it hard to part with this one:):):)

  2. Oh I love the transformation! Thanks so much for joining us at LESSology!

  3. This is AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeeee what you did with the drawers!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!

  4. HI.. I never know what delights you have created when i hit the button to go to your blog.. but this would be my new fav.. I love it.. It is so cute and you have restored it to a beautiful state... It could be used for anything really from jewellry to makeup to nick naks.. I love this one!!

  5. An amazing piece of art, thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

  6. Oooh...this is gorgeous! I love how you've used that vintage postcard. What a fabulous transformation!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology! :)

  7. OK you are freaking amazing but I have said this before!!!!
    I crown you the queen of altering and I apologise for not keeping up!!!!!!!!

  8. You are the queen of cool finds!! I love this Mitra. Fantastic decorations. :) Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the goodies.

  9. Mitra,

    This is fantastic..I'm gonna have to go with you one of these days and go to yard are getting all these great deals and turning them into real treasures!!

    Beautiful made it look like the postcard was part of the box as a design..great job!!'

  10. WOW...What a fabulous transformation!!! Gorgeous chest of drawers!!! Fantastic...!! I love how you've used that vintage postcard.

    Thank you so much for joining us at LESSology! hugs...xoxo

    I am your new follower...

  11. I wish there were places I could go junking here! No such thing here except upmarket antique shops where everything costs a fortune! You've done a rteally cute job here & I m so excited for you for the show - I reckon you are gonna sell out!!

  12. I love how you took something old and made it look older. LOL that was funny. Really you made it so much better. I see those little jewelry boxes sometimes. I will have to pick one us. You did a great job. Thanks for joining us at LESSology this week with your wonderful creations.


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