hi fellow LJ, a fun project, a little treasure chest i made for diana my daughter. She wanted a treasure chest for her classroom to keep all the treats in for her pupil’s. She is teaching infants this year i think the are kindergarten in America. It’s their first year at school. The first picture is Abbaigh witch is Abbey in Irish. She is a niece of mines we babysit her a lot which is great fun . The sixth picture is diana when I give her the chest.
diana wanted the chest to look old like a pirates chest to have a sort of a magical look to it with was not easy
the timber i used is ash to get a old look to it i mixed up some water best glue and dab-ed the chest in spots at random let it dry over night then sanded it down then put on some stain i mixed up dark oak Stan with pine and red Stan i rubbed it on with a cloth i give it 2 coats the stain did not darken the spots where i dab-ed on the glue mixture .
i let it dry over night then dab-ed some holes in it with a fine nail and sanded it against the grean with 100 grid
then sanded it with 400 grid smooth but leaving the scratches in it .then i but on 2 coats of lack er with a cloth .
that give me the old look i was looking for it measures 18 inches long by 11 wide and 12 high
i would be interested in your opinions good or bad