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Have a specially decorated hope chest for each child. Each year put something in that they will need in the future. Less bulk buying when they move out.

Hope Chest for my daughter's Birthday.I love the Family Tree idea inside the lid.Then as her future family grew she could paint in the names & dates.And an inspirational quote on the outside.

Lane hope chest I painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint Graphite and dark waxed.  Top was reupholstered and original hardware was painted white.

Lane hope chest I painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint Graphite and dark waxed. Top was reupholstered and original hardware was painted white.

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I just painted 2 ugly cedar chests with this same paint color.you cant even tell they are the same ones they turned out so nice!