Found this old trunk at the flea market, nobody wanted it as it had the bottom about rusted off. I took the chance that my best buddy could fixer right up. If you remember I did a old trunk a while back for a client and it turn out wonderful. This trunk was completely made different. No wood, basically a metal locker.
Yup, this is my best buddy taking the time to help a gal out. The trunk is in the background, only picture I could find before. My buddy cut a new bottom out of 1x3 and attached to bottom. All the leather handles were still there in good shape on this metal trunk. I got busy with my paintbrush and Annie Sloan Old White.
Love my Annie Sloan as you can use this paint on anything. I use very little clear wax, just a quick brush and let dry and wipe off. Then the fun part, mix dark wax with odorless mineral spirits. Brush the dark wax mixture on and wipe. So simple.
The inside was another story. Remember the bottom inside was rusted thru.
Mod podge the inside with vintage sheets of tissue paper. So pretty.
The trunk is small and low perfect for blankets and quilts. Added the wheels on the bottom for height.
Love how the metal rivets look with the dark mineral spirit wax.
This and many more beautiful furniture is traveling to The Festival of the Little Hills in St. Charles, Mo.
August 17,18 and 19. As always sharing with a few of my blog friends.
Miss Mustard Seed
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Welcome to "Vintage Goods" old things that have life. I sell antique, vintage and old things.Vintage Goods offers refinished vintage, antique and newer furniture pieces. Custom refinishing services available. I have a booth at St. Charles Antique Mall in St. Charles,Missouri. Booth 143. If your interested in anything here on my blog, please contact me thru my email. Thank you for your interest and comments.