Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lane Chest Makeover

BEFORE Lane chest
 It's just plain exciting when you get a well known "named" piece of furniture.  This Lane chest was in perfect condition... the fabric was dated and dirty, but otherwise the piece was practically perfect in every way!
So I went straight to the upholstery... I went through my fabric stash... which takes a looonnnggg time.  I am a fabric hoarder.  Yep I said it.  A fabricaholic.  I find what I like, unscrew the upholstery out of the top of the chest and staple on the new fabric.  Instant upgrade. 
I pull the cream out of the fabric and match it up to AHA Coastal Colors  (I happen to sell this at Mint Julep Antiques and Design & Consign Art Gallery and online at coastalstardecor.com.  I used Fiddes & Sons clear wax for a base and then Rugger Brown to antique the piece and pull out detail in the handles.
Painted Lane Chest.
Handle details
Complete Lane chest