Kyle recently dug a vintage 1959 mid century modern Lane cedar chest out of a barn. In the 1950s Lane added a number of new product lines to its repertoire,. What kinds of things do you store in it or do you just keep it around to destroy moths? Any suggestions to date the piece? I once had a moth eat right through a knitting project I was working on--it pissed me off soooo much. Her suddenly semi-flush with army pay young man can send one home as a furniture based promissory note of the housekeeping they're to set up when he returns. After struggling through the first few years of its existence, Lane's fortunes received a boost during World War I, when the company contracted with the federal government to produce pine ammunition boxes.
During this step, you want to adjust your pressure as to where to apply the stain. My mom still has her Lane hope chest from the 50's and she got her lock replaced a long time ago Lane will send out a free replacement. Same with lovely forties' coats, wool dresses, etc. If you are feeling overwhelmed or just starting out you can always start at the beginning with. You can use this link to match the leg styles: : You may want to contact Lane if you have a lock on yours to talk to them about the issue with product safety of their locks--you can read this link and see if your trunk is affected: If you are looking for a quick sale for your piece. And thanks for all the well wishes on yesterday's save the date cards-- I am now fully pumped and hyped up about planning out the aesthetic doodly parts of the wedding! If the serial number has seven digits, the first number in the series is the plant number. Our Lilly crawled in to play hide and seek but she wasn't found in time.
In 1987 Interco Corporation purchased the Lane Company in a hostile takeover. You can fill out the form online, or it includes a phone number so you can call with questions. You can great white chalk type paint as well as glazes, stains and sealers online. You can always play around with your products and colors. This is an aggressive ad campaign! And if you are missing that cedar scent you can refresh the cedar smell by lightly sanding the inside of the cedar chest and you can even wipe it down with cedar oil. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Distressing a Painted Cedar Chest Next, go over your painted cedar chest with a fine grit sandpaper and distress the edges and details. I've been trying to get rid of that thing for forty years! Follow up with a chip brush to make sure that none of the clear sealer sits in any of the corners or crevices. I know it is from the 40s but I think my serial number and style must be on the bottom and there is no way I can turn this big thing over! It will be rare to find one in the condition as yours and that is what some value is based on. You can find other white painted furniture projects where primer is used here:. Now I just sit home, eat bonbons, drink way too much diet coke and watch Ellen while I plan my strategy to hit next week's yardsales.
One of the Virginia concerns central to the state's emergence as a furniture center was the Lane Company, maker of the iconic Lane Cedar Chest. Combine chalk paint with stain for a farmhouse finish. You can find great paint options online Now, we are going to apply a whitewash over the stain that we just applied to the top of the Lane cedar chest. Will you be peeved as peeved can be tomorrow if there's not a hope chest waiting at the foot of the stairs for you with a love-red ribbon tied around it? Would anyone know how old it might be? The link to the online form took me to a dead link. Some chests may also have an extra digit which denotes the plant location. Make sure to wipe the very wet paint off using a clean, dry cloth aka old T-shirt. A chest built on April 1, 1940, would read from left to right 04140.
The serial number indicates that your chest was made on Nov. Click Ok if you wish to continue to the website; otherwise, click Cancel to return to our site. Ladies and gentleman, there is no gift so appropriate in the world to show your loved one that you care than. When I was in high school, I had a hope chest and I'd fill it full of household goods that I wanted to set up my first home with. You can purchase a guide to their records in our museum shop.
This hope chest required quite a bit of repair work before the painted furniture makeover could even begin. I like to bounce back and forth between 220 and 320 grit sandpaper. It appears to be painted not burnt into the wood like the picture shown above. The first number - 2 - just represents which plant it was made it. So, of course, like all painted furniture projects the first step is to thoroughly clean and prep the hope chest.
Here is Anyhow, I talked to a customer service person who explained how to determine the age of some of the older Lane cedar chests. I hate that of all the agents of chaos it could have suffered in 80 years on this earth, I was the worst, and I'm the only one to suffer for it now, haha! Since the stains are also protective sealers there is no need to apply an additional sealer over the stain. We are painting the outside of the cedar chest in off-white. If you have a Lane cedar chest from after 1987 it should have the new safety lock already on it and no further steps are required. If you are stuck on painted hope chest ideas then why not combine a little of both — paint and stain.