I Slip Covered My Cedar Chest!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In my ongoing quest to rid my home of the 90's color palatte, I've made yet another small change towards my goal!  I sold three rugs on Craigslist - Yay!  Now I need to find replacements, but I haven't yet found exactly what I'm looking for.  The other thing I decided to do was slipcover the painted cedar chest I had been using as a coffee table in my living room. 

It really has seen better days.  I painted it black several years ago and it was used in my family room for a long time and then I more recently moved it to the living room.  Here is a before pic with one of the rugs I sold.

Here's the after.

I added some foam wrapped in batting to the top of the chest lid - nothing permanent though.  It's held in place by a few staples under the edge of the lid.  

I didn't plan on the two tone look - it is something that happened along the way and I think I like the contrast of the two fabrics - what do you think?

I hope you are having a wonderful week!  Today it is supposed to be in the 60's  - just a few days ago it was in the low teens!  I really should clean my sun porch with the nice weather, but I NEED to run to Home Goods to check out their rug selection first!  

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  1. Very nice!! I love the vignette in the pretty tray too!

  2. Whoa!! That looks amazing!! I would have never guessed that there is a chest under there. Ah - I love it! I love that tray and the white candle holder, too. Gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful slipcover. It looks great all dressed up.

  4. You did a great job--it looks very nice! It looks a lot softer. I love fabric everywhere!

  5. Nice added look for your room!

  6. Such a great idea! I love your room by the way, great colors :)

  7. Oh wow, that's a great idea. Thanks for sharing! It looks lovely. Loving how it looks against the green couch.

    Amber @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

  8. I have a cedar chest sitting in the basement I'd love to have in the living room, your slipcover solves my problem of bumped shins, LOL. Thanks.

  9. What an awesome idea. It looks fabulous and can easily be removed.

  10. What a great idea to bring new life to your cedar chest. Love the soft light look!

  11. I love this idea! So smart and it looks great! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenna @

  12. Love it! Must do this to mine, as I plan to put it on the end of my bed - would look much more like a bench and save me from painting what I once spent a summer stripping/staining.

  13. Wow, I never thought of this! We have a cedar chest that I loved when I picked it out 20 years ago but today, well, not so much! This would be so fantastic if only I could figure out how to make it lol. Did you have any kind of pattern? I would love it if you could do a tutorial on this! Yours looks great....I'm a new follower, so stop over some time and say hello!

  14. Your cedar chest slip is very pretty. I have one which I received when I was 18 years old. It is built with cedar wood on outside and inside. I have been trying to think of some way to spruce it up. I love making slips and I think I might try this with a drop cloth. Thanks for sharing this. Oh, I visited your Etsy shop and your pillows are lovely.

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