I found a trunk on the side of the road. But when I went to work on it, the natural distress was really bad.
That poor condition actually helped me make the trunk into a distressed flag trunk... the famous one... The Star Spangled Banner.
The Star Spangled Banner Trunk
The trunk needed to have the old cloth/vinyl peeled of and the wood sanded and cleaned.
The condition was really bad, so I decided to leave the piece naturally distressed, staining in blue paint watered down, and stenciled 15 stars on the lid.
Then the red and white paint stripes were thinned with water to create a stain all around the sides.
Then I wrote the National Anthem on the front of the trunk. First with pencil, then topped it with a black Sharpie pen.
Then I used an atlas map book to decoupage the pages on the inside of the trunk.
Lightly sanding the ripples on the lid made the flag appear waving.
I used a man's thick leather belt for the handles and metallic wax for the frame borders.
And it is freshened up but still old in appearance.
Detailed how to posted ---> http://redoityourselfinspirations.blogspot.com/2015/05/star-spangled-banner-trunk.html
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Published May 14th, 2015 5:00 PM
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Debs on May 13, 2016I keep coming back and admiring this trunk, it is so beautiful. My Grandmothers trunk is in my attic, I know I could do the red, white, and blue, I just wish I could borrow your hand to write the National Anthem on it for me! I look at old documents and see such wonderful old script and wonder how in the world did they do that? It is exquisite! You, my Dear, have put the icing on the cake for Hometalk with this trunk.