Sunday 14 August 2011

Plan chest

At last after missing one I wanted, in July I managed to buy a lovely old plan chest on ebay. There were 43 bids in total, so a bit frantic!! My last second bid won it. I thought the delivery would take some time, but was surprised when the carriers wanted to deliver it on July 20th, 2 days before my final open studio weekend!! Not ideal as that week was already busy, but they came early in the morning, right on time. It looked pretty clean but decided it would be best to clean it well now, before I filled it!! It turned out to quite dirty, needing an all over wash twice, even the drawers inside and out. Then lots of beeswax polish and elbow grease.

Rather a large piece of furniture to have sitting in the middle of my studio, but I made space for it and it proved a useful place to display the necklaces I make.

It holds all my prints, paper, lino etc. which has meant the beds upstairs are no longer covered in prints!! I filled it quickly, now when I have a moment or two I will re organise it so I know exactly what's in each drawer!! Sadly I couldn't fit in a visit to Art in Action that week, I went last year for the first time and loved it.


  1. What a beautiful piece of furniture. I managed to get one a few years ago but it wasn't as nice as that, rather thin wood and bit tacky. In the end it was far too big for my little spare bedroom.

  2. That is a lovely piece of furniture, it reminds me of a chest that was in the art room when I was at school! I'm very envious, but in a nice way!!!!!

  3. It looks fabulous now it has polished up. How long before you've filled it?


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