Saturday, June 7, 2014

Storage Trunk Makeover DIY

When I went away to college my parents got me this inexpensive black trunk for all of my clothes.  It was made of hard cardboard and had brass findings all over it and it was the perfect storage/side table.  Recently I saw an amazing vintage trunk at an estate sale (but it was $400) and I immediately thought of how I could get the same look with my basic black storage trunk.  I'm a color addict and love the turquoise, but you could truly paint it any color you want and get the same results.  I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints and a wax technique for this project...... and I love the way it looks!  I hope you do, too.
 Outside in front of my craft house
In my living room

Watch the video tutorial
Large storage trunk
Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Rustic, Treasure & Yesteryear
Americana Decor Ultra-Matte Varnish
Americana Decor Paris Stencil
Sanding blocks or sander
Household or candle wax
 Rub wax on your trunk (go crazy with it)
Paint the entire trunk (except for the hardware) with Rustic and let dry for 30 minutes
 Sand the trunk with a sanding block or sander
*The paint will sand off in the areas where you waxed
Wipe your trunk with a damp rag
Rub wax on your trunk again
Paint the entire trunk in Treasure and let dry
Sand again, exposing the Rustic paint and the original color of the trunk
Stencil on the front using the color Yesteryear
Protect the entire trunk with the Ultra-Matte Varnish

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