Shabby Chic Trunk Re-do
I found this trunk along side of the road with a Free sign. It was missing parts, cracked wood and rusty. So I decided to paint with white chalk paint, a touch of the palest aqua accents and Martha Stewart's Mercury silver on the hardware. I first gave the whole thing a coat of Kilz to cover all the stains.
Before photo I almost forgot to take. Had already started to paint it with the Kilz.
The inside tray was cracked, stained and split.
I found an old book from the turn of the 20th century that was in pretty bad shape and wallpapered the inside with the pages. The interior of the tray I glued scrapbook papers and covered with Mod Podge. All the pages and papers are actually glued to cardboard pieces cut to fit. That way if I want to change out the style I just need to pry out the cardboard. The front left corner was missing a wood piece so I covered it with the rose lace. I also added lace and flowers I made to the inside of the lid.
Close up detail of the inside of the lid. I edged the lid piece with flat ecru lace and the tray pieces with aqua gimp edging I glued on with my glue gun. I am pretty happy the way it turned out. I still need to go to the store to buy some paste wax so I can wax the outside.
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