I am in love with trunks. All kinds. All sizes. I love this one in particular. I can just tell it crossed the great ocean with petticoats, treasures and books stowed inside. It had great details that just needed a little attention to show them off. The interior smelled very musty and moldy, but I used scrap paper and mod podged about 50 sheets into it. Now there is just a faint smell of GLUE! I can live with that. I used Annie Sloan graphite and chateau grey chalk paint to bring it to life.
Published February 7th, 2014 10:11 AM
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Sandy Johnston on Apr 14, 2015I have my grandmother's trunk from Italy. It is a flat topped and is entirely embossed tin except for the wooden pieces that outline sections. Did you refinish the tin on your trunk? If so, what did you do. I see alot of people who paint the tin but I don't want to do that.? Thanks.
Fiona Pumilia on Aug 26, 2016Oh I love this!