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Another functional piece

So this is the little chest of drawers that I posted the unfinished picture of a while back. I needed something to keep track of all the little odds and ends I keep next to my bed. I don’t have a nightstand with drawers or anything, instead I just have a little bookshelf. Which is nice, however it’s hard to keep track of all the little things I have to have nearby – chapstick, lighters for candles, jewelry I’ve forgotten to take off before getting into bed, etc. My cat has absconded with several tubes of chapstick so far and it’s never there when I need it, of course! So I decided to go with the teal color of my walls (don’t ask – it was a paint color error and I’ve just never bothered fixing it!) and used Prima’s Stone Rose collection of papers. This did take me longer than most altered wood projects simply because I painted and Mod Podged (glossy) every surface, inside and out, just to help protect it since it will be opened and closed several times a day! I edged everything with a copper Krylon leafing pen. For good measure I also gave this several coats of a spray lacquer (from Valspar – found it at Lowe’s).

On another note, as some of you may have noticed, I like to include products in my altered items that haven’t seen the light of day in ages. Like most scrapbookers, I’ve got bunches of products from when I first started scrapbooking…the good, the bad, and the truly hideous. Well, with the encouragement of some of the girls at 2Peas, I’ve started up a new challenge blog, Bringing it Back. Challenges will go up on Fridays and I hope you’ll join us in our effort to use some of these older products and maybe even bring them back into “style”, lol!

Also, don’t forget my giveaway ends today! Be sure to comment on this post to get in on the drawing! I’ll be drawing at noon right before I go to my son’s school then we’re off to Champaign for some shopping so I hope I can find what I need for the winner! There are so many fun ideas – can’t wait to start playing!