Reveal: Wooden Trunk

After lots of painting, my little wooden trunk if finally complete! I’m pleased with how it turned out and am very excited to share it with you.

Remember this bad boy?

Two coats of primer and two coats of paint later and this trunk was ready for some fun.

I wanted to play with the Martha Stewart Metallic paint I’ve seen in Home Depot, so I snagged some silver paint and dragged out the white paint I had left over from other projects around the house.

Using painter’s tape for delicate projects, I taped out a funky stripe pattern with a zig (but no zag) on the top of the trunk.

I also grabbed a couple of packs of sponge brushes from the dollar store (sweet score, huh?). These came in pretty handy for this project.

I decided to create an uneven pattern with the width of the stripes.

I painted every other stripe silver and the others white.

I did two coats of each and got quite painty while doing so.

Time to take the tape off… *drumroll, please*

Sidenote: Make sure you take painter’s tape off before the paint is completely dry, otherwise you’re more at risk for peeling off paint!

Once the stripes dried completely, I spayed the whole trunk, inside and out, with a sealant for an extra coat of protection.

I am really pleased with how the metallic paint turned out (I’m already working on a few other projects using this paint!).

I don’t know about you, but I think this $3 was totally well spent 🙂


Wooden Trunk (part two)

Whew, this little wooden trunk is taking a lot of prep to get to the fun part. After two coats of Kilz primer (I’m gonna try the spray paint primer next time), I painted the trunk with two coats of Behr gray paint. I used Porpoise, which is the darker shade of gray that I painted below the chair rail in our dining room.

It looks really nice — sorry for the cruddy pictures, it was getting dark!

The inside of this little trunk was also rather nasty, so I painted this gray, too.

I am so excited to get home from work tomorrow so I can do the fun part of this project. I’ll give you a hint– it involves metallic silver paint 🙂 Woo!

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Sneak Peek: Wooden Trunk Refab

I recently went yard sale hunting with my friend/my hubby’s coworker, Beth. We were champs and hit up about eight or so community garages sales. We filled our entire truck — it was epic.

One of the treasures I picked up was this ugly little trunk. It was $3 and the perfect project. The hubby and I are in desperate need of a new save box, and this gem will do the trick perfectly once it’s finished.

It’s pretty atrocious as is, all blue, pink, chipped and nasty.

But I have big plans for this baby. I spent the evening priming it white.

Looks better already, huh?

Check back later this week to see how I finish the trunk!