May 23, 2010

Trunk Re-do

Remember this picture from this post?

I promised a reveal soon... and then promptly forgot to show it.
Sorry about that.
Apparantly school has messed up my head. Ironic, no?

I successfully made it through my first whole week of OT school.
Overwhelming but doable... at this point.

You will all be very happy to know that one of my classes is called 'therapeutic activities' and consists of CRAFTING.
Yes... I was happy too.
So far, we've done mosiac tiling, woodworking and sewing. Decoupage is tomorrow.
It's much needed stress relief.
Loving it.
And it DOES have a therapeutic purpose. Absolutely.

Moving on to this lovely I found for 8$ at a local antique store:

I was in love.
The handles... the hinges.

It needed  a lot  of love though.
Dings, scratches, chunks of wood missing...

So I promptly took it apart... it also had a tray inside that lifted out but I put that to the side for now.

Beautiful wood, huh?
Too bad it was marked up everywhere. Poor thing.

I grabbed my favorite color:

And got to work spraying it down.

Here's the bottom... isn't it crazy how it pulled out that grain?
Kinda like it.

Here's the purty top:

Then my amazing find came into action... my amazing friend, Amanda, and I were browsing through Hobby Lobby when we discovered this:

I was

Spray crackle? Ummmm....yea.

You control how much crackle you want by spraying lighter coats or heavier ones.
None of that making sure you don't coat over a second time or it won't work kinda deal.

Love love love it.
And it's Valspar, my fav.

Here's what it did for me:

I really needed two cans but I made this one work cuz I was too excited.
It did it beautifully.

And aren't those hinges just amazing all by themselves?
I didn't mess with their color.

Here it is all put together and with it's new face:

Soooo much better.
I added a knob to the front and took the side handles off.
I wasn't going to be moving it around much and it needed to open from the top.
So I'll use the handles for it's little tray I still have :)

I'm pretty sure I grabbed that H cheap at Walmart. I just sprayed it with Hammered Bronze and on it went.

Love it in my living room.

It holds my blankets perfectly.

Sorry it took so long.
I think it was quite worth it :)




  1. What a great find for only $8!!! And big enough to keep blankets, too.


  2. So pretty! And I wish I would have gone to a school where they offered a crafting class! I'm so jealous!

  3. LOVE you box! I am a sucker for wooden boxes...great job!!

  4. Love it!!
    It was soo much fun to redo it too!!

  5. I too love wooden boxes! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related!

  6. Wow, it all came together beautifully! I love the crackle spray paint! Who knew??? Great job!


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