I love when I walk through
the Good Will Store
and find a piece of furniture
for less than five dollars!
Why do I think I have to fix it all?!
Potential - I see you in there.
New life - You can be changed for the better.
I think I collect boxes and trunks.
They provide so much function.
But here we go - it was like a little beat up circus before...
What substance a sturdy boxed bottom will provide.
Now to Simplify.
Lots of wood filler.
Drill new holes for rope handles.
I double loaded a large brush with gray and white paint
and covered the whole main body of the trunk.
Cut lath wood strips to cover top.
I used a raw sienna acrylic wash on the boards,
but you could stain them too.
Then I picked some random soft colors,
combined them with white,
and painted the plank top.
Sealed with Polycrylic.
What a difference.
Now I could live with this piece in any room.
Hope this inspires you for your next thrifting trip!