Vintage Cedar Hope Chest – “Charity”

Reference #: DR0254

$280 (includes tax)

She’s a lovely little cedar hope chest. Meant to store the hopes and dreams of a young girl as she prepares for adult hood and marriage. Whoever owned this sweet old girl before must have had her hopes dashed a few too many times and possibly took her disillusionment out on her hope chest. She was pretty battered and shabby when we acquired her and certainly not worthy of housing the hopes of anyone’s future. Just our kind of piece!

Her cedar truck was in really good shape so we worked to clean her up, removed her locking mechanism for safety, and then tackled her outsides. You could see her beauty slowly emerge as we scrubbed her up, sanded her down and fixed her wobbly bits. She greeted us each day with a look of anticipation as we continued to revive her.

We certainly had no intention of making her pristine, her past needed to be honoured so we painted her in an antique white called Crinoline from Country Chic Paint, VOC free of course as this girl had been through enough, then hand distressed in areas where every 70 year old should show age. Feeling buoyed by her transformation she timidly asked for a little farmhouse flair and we agreed upon a shabby grain stripe in a custom grey colour. It absolutely highlights her shabby imperfections!! We have named her “Charity” after such a life of service!

Charity is ready for a new home but requests that she no longer be the keeper of hopes. Just way too much pressure when things go south :-). She will happily serve in any other capacity.

Measurements – 40″L x 18″W x 19.5″H 

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