Friday, September 7, 2007
Show and Tell--A Treasure Chest

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Today I am showing something new. Last week I showed you one of my little boxes; today we have a big box.

I had been wanting some sort of "coffee table" to put in front of my small couch in our living room. I liked the idea of a trunk or chest, but every one of them seemed to have something wrong--too big, too small, top not level, top too bumpy, lid had lock, wrong color, etc. Last week I had just a few free minutes while I was out running errands. I ran by a local discount home decor store, just to look at fall decorations. I wasn't even thinking about this particular decorating dilemma.

Back in the far back corner of the store I stumbled upon a large assortment of chests, trunks, and other large and small box type containers. They had two or three sizes of these. style.

I didn't happen to have a measuring tape in my purse, so I pulled out a trusty dollar bill--six inches, you know--and measured the chests. This one seemed to be a fit, was flat and smooth on top, probably a color that would work, and offered some extra storage. It only had one negative--a clasp that could be "locked". I didn't want that for child safety reasons. It was easy to remove part of it when I got it home. No one can get locked inside!

I brought it home, removed the offending clasp, put a black tray on it, and decorated the tray with a candle and a few fall leaves. (At our house candles are not lit because of oxygen use, but we still get the scent--I cut the wick so short that no one can accidentally light it--we also have safety signs in a couple of strategic places). This is what my new treasure it looks like in the living room.

I have a couple of other places in the house that I could use the chest.
What do you think?
Leave it here or try it somewhere else?

  posted at 12:41 AM  

At September 7, 2007 at 2:10 PM, Anonymous ellen b said...

I like it and I like the whole room. So I never realized a dollar bill was 6 inches long. I'll have to tuck that into my memory bank...

At September 7, 2007 at 2:46 PM, Blogger Lady_MSnow said...

What a great find. I think the trunk looks very nice in the room. :)

At September 7, 2007 at 2:57 PM, Blogger Becky said...

It is really pretty. The color is lovely. And I like that style.

At September 7, 2007 at 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it right where it is. The color is perfect with the red chair. What a great find.

At September 7, 2007 at 3:08 PM, Blogger Morning Glory said...

I say leave it there. It's just beautiful and the room is really lovely. What a great find.

At September 7, 2007 at 5:20 PM, Blogger Linda said...

I think it looks just perfect Myrna. What a great find. I love it when I find just what I was looking for. And thanks for that little tip about the dollar bill. I didn't know that!!

At September 7, 2007 at 6:35 PM, Blogger PEA said...

That trunk is just perfect in size and colour for your living room! Isn't that always the case though..when you're looking for something, you can't find it but when you're not looking for it, you do! lol xox

At September 7, 2007 at 8:44 PM, Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

Oh I like it there. It goes perfect with the red chair and pillow.

At September 7, 2007 at 10:52 PM, Blogger Kelli said...

Very nice, Myrna! It's perfect in your livingroom!!


At September 8, 2007 at 8:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a thought..thanks for the Bible study information. I so appreciate your giving me the heads up. I was a bit confused and so appreciate your clarifying for me :)

At September 8, 2007 at 12:11 PM, Blogger Betty said...


I like the chest just where you placed's very attractive....

Thank you for the visit and comment. What a treasure you have in your Mother's class ring....

At September 8, 2007 at 1:07 PM, Blogger Regina said...

The trunk is perfect for your livin-
room.It's very nice.

At September 8, 2007 at 2:07 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

Beautiful treasure chest! I love that style!

Oh, and I wanted to let you know I received my Beth Moore study in the mail yesterday! Thank you, thank you!

I really hope to is a bit busy, but I'm really hoping to!

At September 8, 2007 at 2:34 PM, Blogger Jammy said...

I have seen this idea before at a friend's home and really really like it. It adds character to the room! Enjoy~


At September 8, 2007 at 2:56 PM, Blogger Lori said...

Love it! It looks great where it is.

At September 8, 2007 at 4:12 PM, Blogger Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Perfect box, perfect spot! I would leave it there unless you find something you like better later on!


At September 9, 2007 at 12:49 AM, Blogger diana said...

i like the chest a lot. it looks good there, but i don't know what the rest of your place looks like. isn't it nice to have a piece that is versatile and could be put other places?

At September 9, 2007 at 3:33 AM, Blogger Lee-ann said...

And how perfect does it look right there too!!!! well done a great find for your room.

Isn't it always the way when you are looking for something else up pop's the very item you were looking for last week.

I love your show & tell.

Lee-ann ~ Australia


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