Trunk Makeover

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I have no idea where we got this baby. We've just always had it. But we've covered the top with a blanket because it's so scratched.

Some scratches were DEEP.

There were even a bunch of random holes.

I filled the scratches and holes in with wood putty and sanded it.

After a coat of spray paint, it was looking great. I missed a few patches in the front but I think it adds to the antique look. I was really just too lazy to go over it again.

 I thought the contrast between the unpainted handles and the trunk itself was too bright.

I just added some black shoe polish which darkened up the leather and made it look a lot better

Here's it's new little home! It's filled with all our movies and DVD's and such. Right by the TV for easy access. It's also a really great little foot rest!

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  1. Very nice job!! I did a trunk almost identical to yours, but in a very different way. I really like how yours turned out and the new straps! Nice work!!

    Melody
    www.mypassionfordecor.blogspot.com

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  2. Nice job Margaret! Wish I had a cool trunk!

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  3. I past one of these up today with a lot of regret, but I just have too many. Yours turned out great - they make wonderful storage!

    Distressed Donna Down Homw

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  4. Love how this turned out. Awesome job. I see these all the time when we go pickin' but I never thought about a redo on any of them. Great job. Found you via a link party and am now a new follower!

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  5. Great job. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  6. I love trunks and boxes. They are always good for something! Nice to see you brought this one back to life.
    Liz

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  7. Wow that is excellent, I've been on the lookout for a trunk and it's great to know I could use wood putty on one if it's not in tip top shape!

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