Authentic Red Seal by Henderich Cedar Chest

As mentioned in an earlier post blog, I had scored a few pieces from a fruitful auction. This is really becoming an addiction which may need to be tamed. At least, it keeps hubby busy. I let him do all my bidding for me. I tell him what I want and the max I am willing to spend. Downside of this is, he collects 10% on my sales. Well, at least I can make him work for it. This authentic Red Seal by Henderich was a real find! Although REALLY dated, the chest was in immaculate condition.

As you can see, it had some odd handles to nowhere, and a shiny glossy (yucky) old finish. The interior though… wow! Nothing beats the real smell of cedar and wood.

Cedar Chest - Before

For this project, I had hubby remove the (ugly) hardware and fill the holes with wood filler. There really was no need for those handles. I didn’t even realize that the bottom piece was a drawer! AND inside the drawer was the original key which came with it!

I have to say, I was really happy with this project. After the wood filler dried, hubby did a quick sanding job and I added 2 coats for Annie Sloan Old White. The distressing part was the most fun all the right areas came through resulting in this beautiful Cedar Chest! Lovin’ it!

Cedar Chest - After3 Cedar Chest - After2 Cedar Chest - After

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