Saturday, February 4, 2012

Keeping it Green!

Part of the reason that we love what we do is that we can take things that have been discarded or orphaned and make them desirable and beautiful again.
A couple of months ago a friend of ours, Don, found the top of an old cedar chest. It was beautiful but was missing the chest. It was just the lid - beautfiul but orphaned. He could not leave it in the pile to have the wood recycler grind it up, so he carried it home. He is a wood guy. He salvages any wood that he thinks that he can use. His garage is full.
His wife told me that he talked about this gorgeous piece of wood and planned and fussed about it for weeks. Finally, she told him to just build a box and so.... he did.
He built a box from reclaimed wood including the cedar lining.
He then brought this gorgeous piece to us to complete the process.
We sanded that gorgeous top and stained it a rich Jacobean. We finished the box that was so lovingly built with CeCe Caldwell Green Paint in Omaha Ochre.
We love the contrast and the outcome.
This little honey is now ready for a new home. You can't get much greener than this sweet piece of furniture.
Rescued, reworked and then finished in a great green product.
She is ready for adoption at Orphaned Decor....ready for a new lifetime.

Sorry we have no before pics....we were so excited to get this piece done...well, you know the story.
If you would like to try some of our new Ce Ce Caldwell paint on your own projects - you can order online - just click the shop now tabe at the top of the page.
Our new Sedona Red is coming out this week...with 13 more colors coming in the next few weeks.
I am sharing at these parties.


  1. Awesome - I just picked a dropleaf table out of a dumpster today. Once it dries out (it was raining today), I can work on it and get it posted at - it even has a drawer in the middle with a glass knob.

  2. It's darling~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  3. My mom told me she popped into the store recently. Now she swears by it! I can't wait to make it back to Spokane to check you guys out.


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