Junk to Weathered Trunk
I Honestly alway give a treasure on the side of the road a second look, and when I saw this old trunk with rope handles I jumped on it. Being that I was in the south along the coast I knew it had to match my other decor. So I lugged it home filled with trash and all. Because I believe if someone left it out there for me The least I can do is respect them and take trash with me and not throw it in their yard. So all I had to do was empty out trash And wipe it down.
It was homemade and obviously got a lot of use because it was beat up quite a bit.
Because I was away from home and my craft room I had to use drywall mud to fill in the large gouges. Rather then run to the store I use what I have around.
Once my drywall mud dried I used a washable sanding block to smooth out all repairs.
I used a light gray as my base because it was a paint and primer and some of the box had grease and grime on it that I could not scrub off.
I taped off the rope handles and the outside Hinges with painters tape but when I painted the inside I free hand painted which I was a little surprised how well I did.
Here is my base coat of grey now I can start my dry coat layered paint job.
When I weather a paint job I use as many colors as I can to create dimension to my project. So I use blue, white, black, brown, red and turquoise paints.
I use paper plates and use a chip brush and lightly stroke the different colors of paint over base coat.
Once I felt it was completely covered with weathered coats of paint I went over the whole thing with a clear coat of polyurethane.
Once the clear coat was dry I removed painters tape and got it ready for casters.
I found these nifty little casters at harbor freight and they were only .89 cents each and super easy to install.
I used four casters and angled each one in the bottom corners
You can see how dirty the box was by the bottom. All four casters are On and secure then I flipped it over and Bingo
Here is my completed junk to trunk weathered coastal road side find. It turned out amazing just need to find a place for it. I hope you enjoy and this has motivated you to take a second look at a piece of junk. Let me know your thoughts! Thank you
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