Scott Valentine
Scott Valentine
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  • Douglas, MA

Upcycled Trunk With Upholstered Seat


This is my latest upcycle project. I bought this trunk from its original owner who used to take it to camp when she was a girl. Now, with its upholstered seat and new feet, it can just relax because you'll never want it to leave home.
The C.W. Nocturne Trunk
The C.W. Nocturne Trunk
The upholstered bench seat was made from a piece of plywood cut to fit on top of the trunk, a 2" thick piece of foam, and a couple of layers of batting. A piece of upholstery weight textured fabric, that has a bit of an animal hide look to it, tops it off.
The upholstered bench seat was made from a piece of plywood cut to fit on top of the trunk, a 2" thick piece of foam, and a couple of layers of batting. A piece of upholstery weight textured fabric, that has a bit of an animal hide look to it, tops it off.
The inside was re-papered with sheet music. I used mod podge for this.  Tip: dampen the paper with a paint brush and water before you glue it down and you'll get fewer wrinkles.
The inside was re-papered with sheet music. I used mod podge for this. Tip: dampen the paper with a paint brush and water before you glue it down and you'll get fewer wrinkles.
The faux hardwood finish on the new feet is just brown paint thinned with a tiny bit of water.
The faux hardwood finish on the new feet is just brown paint thinned with a tiny bit of water.
The piping is just a strip of fabric with a piece of rope folded into it. Tutoral here-----------http://destinationsvintage3.blogspot.com/2012/12/easy-pipingfor-pro-upholstered-look.html
The piping is just a strip of fabric with a piece of rope folded into it. Tutoral here-----------http://destinationsvintage3.blogspot.com/2012/12/easy-pipingfor-pro-upholstered-look.html

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