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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire

    Cherry chest

    I'm just waiting for my daughter Sue to pick this up. Finished it a few weeks ago.
    She wanted a cherry hope chest but she wanted the chest to be painted a special historic yellow she likes. I couldn't see painting the cherry so I made the chest part out of poplar and the top and bottom out of cherry.
    The color she picked out was so yellow that it looked like a ripe lemon. Nothing like what was on the color swab. It's supposed to be a old federal, almost burnt yellow.
    I experimented with wiping on brown paint over the yellow and wiping it off. It was too brown. I then wiped a little more yellow over the brown and it came out pretty well. Not what I had hoped for though. I'm sure she will like it.
    I found an antique sliding keyhole cover at an antique store. Thought it would break up the plain front a bit.
    Lousy pictures.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN
    I think it looks great Bob. The contrast works well together. I could see how lemon would be odd though.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Nice chest there Bob, Yellow is my favorite color. Aint you heard the saying " Yellow yellow you lucky fellow"

  4. #4
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    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    looks fine, everyone has their own idea of what a pretty color is.
    Im glad your back has been holding out enough for you to get anything done.

  5. #5
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    sure glad you didnt paint some cherry bob i would have to take you off the xmas list looks nice, wouldlike to see her antigue idea she was tryun to copy..never seen yellow on antiques before
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  6. #6
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    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario
    Interesting... that yellow, to my eye, looks almost exactly like the natural yellow of yellowheart wood.
    There's usually more than one way to do it... ........

  7. #7
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    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    I like it nice job.
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Nicely done, Bob. Not sure I'd go with the yellow myself, but then again, I'm not the customer.
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Yellow was a staple color in the Victorian era, used a lot on houses, believe it or not!!

    Chest looks great!
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  10. #10
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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    The end result is very pleasing, chest and colors.
    I'm sure duplicating antique colors can be a challenge.
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