Trunk LOVE

Jill B
by Jill B
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.
LOVE this!
inside was okay, but stinky...okay it was nasty.
scrapping the nasty away
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  • Sandy Johnston Sandy Johnston on Apr 14, 2015
    I 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.

    • Jill B Jill B on Oct 15, 2018

      Sandy, I am so sorry I never replied. I ended up getting sick and hanging up my paint brushes for a few years. I did paint the tin with Annie Sloan paint. I just tried to stay as true to the original colors as possible.

  • Fiona Pumilia Fiona Pumilia on Aug 26, 2016
    Oh I love this!