Monday, 3 September 2012

chipped trunk


 i picked up this black small trunk from a thrift store for £2.50, i knew i could do something with it, and it would be great for storage.
first i got some masking tape and covered the metal locking parts, i liked the rusty look of them,
 then i spray painted the corner pieces as they were plastic, i wasn't sure how well the paint would cover it.
 then i used emulsion to paint the whole trunk. it took a few coats. then once it was dry, i chipped the edges to make it look old and worn. you can use sandpaper to rub down the edges.

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10 comments

  1. What a beauty! Gorgeous job on refinishing it!

    xoxo

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  2. Beautiful trunk!Yes they make great storage.I will be repainting mine soon too!
    xx
    Anne

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  3. What a terrific find and you made it beautiful:)

    Regina

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  4. Sweeeeet, Aimee!!! :) Great job!

    xoxo laurie

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  5. I love this! I am a total sucker for old trunks and suitcases! this is a great upcycle!

    <3 Bethany
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    thesepiapuppy.blogspot.com

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  6. Aimee, great job making something new into an "antique"! What a wonderful item to add to your beautiful craft room!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  7. Your trunk is adorable. I can imagine it in so many places around the home.
    Mary Alice

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  8. Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday Aimee.

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  9. Thanx for linking up to THT!

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