Friday, June 5, 2009

My chic trunk!

Remember my junk find? The beautiful trunk from Goodwill? Well, I finally finished the outside of it! I know your dying to see what it looks like...but first you have to listen to me ramble about beautification process...or you could just scroll down and check it out. My original plans for this trunk were altered twice-but I am so happy with how it turned out! Originally I was planning on doing the brass hardware a silver color-because I think that is soooo classy. I roughed it up a little bit with sandpaper and found that it was extremely difficult to get the paint to stick in any way where it didn't look painted...so I decided to go with the flow of it and painted the trim white, I was hoping it would turn out to look vintage chic-or purposely obvious that I had painted it. The rest was a breeze to paint-just took a little bit of sweet time, and 2 coats. I sealed it with a spray sealant so that it wouldn't get roughed up too bad in the toy room. After all---poor girl has been through a lot! I think she turned out lovely-and she matches my LR couches, so when she has retired from the baby toy business I will move her in to be a coffee table or a blanket storage for those cold Houston nights. LOL. As if that ever happened!
Before:After:
What do you think?

3 comments:

Nicole Kingsbury said...

Wow you totally made that thing a new woman!
I love how you made the paint have texture!
Nice work!

Jenny said...

Looks good. What a transformation.

Leserlee said...

Very cute! I think I'm going to have to buy new hardware for mine. It's rusting pretty bad. But I'll get to it one of these days, and now I don't have to try to paint my hardward silver, it will come that way!