Sunday, January 16, 2011

CHARMING TRUNK

AN ELEPHANT NEVER FORGETS HIS TRUNK...
I DONT KNOW WHAT THAT HAS TO DO WITH THIS BUT IT JUST POPPED INTO MY
HEAD. I FOUND THIS OLD WHITE WICKER TRUNK AT THE TRIFT STORE FOR 6.99 AND I GOT 25% OFF BECAUSE I BOUGHT IT ON A THURSDAY. SO I FIGURED IT WAS A
DEAL EVEN THOUGH I WAS HESITANT ABOUT THE WICKER. I HAVE NEVER WORKED WITH WICKER AND THOUGHT NO MATTER WHAT I DID THAT THIS WOULD STILL HAVE A BORING LOOK. I SANDED DOWN THE HARDWARE AND PAINTED IT WITH
OIL RUBBED BRONZE SPRAY PAINT. AND ASKED FOR ADVISE FROM MY FIANCE, WHO HAS STARTED GIVING ME IMPUT ON ITEMS. HE DONATED A FEW OF HIS BELTS, AND A FEW IDEAS WHICH CREATED THE LOOK OF THE TRUNK..


BEFORE...



AND THE AFTER...





IT WAS A LEARN AS YOU GO PROCESS AND IT THINK IT WORKS...

16 comments:

  1. This turned out great. Good Idea.

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  2. This is a great transformation! You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!

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  3. love the makeover, the numbers, the color combo...beautiful!

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  4. Now THAT is a transformation. No one would ever put those 2 trunks together as the same thing. You done good girl. (I'm from the south)

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  5. Lauren I love this!!! Thanks for stopping by my toy chest re-do. I'd love to feature it on my site so let me know if that's OK!

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  6. This is an awesome post, I would really love it if you linked this up to Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage as well! Have a nice Week! Mary :O)

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  7. Great job on the trunk. I have a trunk that has lost its key and I hate to break it to see what's inside. I may need to call a locksmith.

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  8. Oh my word! My mom has that same chest! It is even painted cream. How funny. You did a wonderful job! Thanks for linking it up :)

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  9. Hey there, they for coming by and commenting on my dining chairs re-do. I figured I would come check ya out! You do great work sista. I am now your new follower ;)

    Debbie @ dejarenew.blogspot.com

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  10. Very cute, love the numbers on top! Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  11. Looks great and love the number added to it. Thanks again for linking.

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  12. I think it turned out great!! I know you link up to a ton of parties but I'd love for you to come link up to Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays! www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  13. Great transformation! I hope you'll come over and link up at the craft catwalk! :)
    http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

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