Cedar Chest chronicle: the final installment 

Last week, I did something that wasn’t very nice to you sweet readers. I cliffhangered you!! I’m truly sorry . But I’m also really excited to show you this:

Ta-DAA!!!!! Isn’t she a beauty? That’s two coats of Minwax Polystain in Espresso.

I’m so glad to see this project finally put to sleep and I am also loving how this cedar chest looks in our living room.

I’ve learned a lot while refinishing this cedar Chest and I’m happy to share.

1. Wood veneer is hard to remove but comes off a lot easier with a heat gun and chisel.

2. Your furniture project will have an ugly stage and that’s ok. Keep going. Ugly stages are temporary.

3. Sand your piece between stain coats, or it will not dry well.

4. Be patient. Don’t rush it because the finished product will be so worth it. There are also plenty of places where I nicked the wood on the cedar chest because I was trying to rush.

We are planning to get a cushion for the top so we can sit on it if need be.

I also made a little time lapse video you can check out here:

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Linking to StonegableWorthing CourtCedar Hill FarmhouseConfessions of a Plate AddictThe Turquoiseaquifer and HomeA Place of My TasteThe Happy Housie, The Blissful Bee, My PinterventuresThe Lady Prefers to SaveThe Kolb Corner, Craving Some Creativity,  Let’s Get Crafty, Diane and Dean DIY,  Starfish CottageBluesky Kitchen,  Potentially Chic,  McCall Manor, and Odds and Evans,  The Quintessential MommyChristine Everyday,  Little Miss DexterousDécor To AdorePoofing the PillowsAt Home With JemmaWhite Spray Paint,  and French Country Cottage!

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