I found this hope chest at a thrift store last week.
Isn’t it just dated? This isn’t the original fabric. The saddest part to me is that they didn’t even recover it properly.
Can you see? They just stapled the fabric to that wonderful cedar wood. 🙁 All they needed to do was remove 8 screws and the whole top lifts off to cover over or pull off the old fabric and replace the whole shebang… want to see what I found?
It had been “redone” THREE times improperly and the first time they used upholstery tacks. Nearly broke my heart. Other than some additional holes, the interior was in very good shape. That amazing cedar smell is still there. Once I managed to get all the staples out of the trunk itself and removed the original fabric from the top it was a simple freshening job.
Here’s what she looks like now:
Ready to greet a family when they walk in the door or sit beautifully at the foot of your bed. Much better, don’t you think?