Saturday, December 28, 2013

Trunk Makeover with Stenciled Numbers

My Christmas tree is already down

and I am on to rearranging furniture!

I love the "new" this time of year.

When I found this "old" metal trunk in the trash

I knew it would find a corner somewhere in my home.

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Since it was rough and rusted,

It wasn't really important to keep anything original.

After a good sanding and cleaning,

I sprayed the entire trunk with Rustoleum Hammered Black.

Then I brush painted the insets creamy white

and shaded with Folkart Camel.

I had some number stencils that I had made

I used those to make some graphic black numbers

on the trunk.

I shaded those with camel too.

And dry brushed white over the top.

Stacking two trunks in this corner makes 

a nice height for my lamp.

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Imagine the fun I had the night 

I found this old trunk roadside by the trash!

It was 10:00 at night and raining

when I asked my husband to pull over.

He doesn't even hesitate anymore.

It's a way of life!

Always appreciate your visit,


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CreativaCale said...

A love your amezing creation!Love Your blog!Happy New Year from Serbia.I also paind old wooden army box.Love to visit my blog and say what You think about.kiss

Kirby Carespodi said...

I love this! (My husband is used to it, fact, he's nearly as bad as I am!) Love the "Lake Girl" moniker--I used to live on a lake, but now I'm in a small city.

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

This is awesome! Love the weathering around each number.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are a bundle of creativity! I adore this fun chest! Happy New Yearr!

Unknown said...

love the redo it turned out really cute, your a fast one that your tree is already down and a project already done, you go girl!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Deb, you know I love everything you do and this is no exception! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is so cute! I like how you arranged the numbers! I have an old chest that isn't able to be saved, I think I may try painting it to cute it up as well. I always enjoy seeing your creations! Happy New Year to you!

Marie said...

What a fab redo! I love free treasure that exceeds expectations.
Marie @
In Our Happy Place

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I shared this on my facebook page today!

Feral Turtle said...

Gorgeous. A lucky find. Happy New Year Deb. Looking forward to another bloggy year with you! Cheers.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great makeover. Love the end result.

Laura Everyday Edits said...

Deb- this post may have saved my sanity! I started to paint an old trunk and it looks like crap. Now I am painting the "panels" off white. After reading your post, I'm thinking of spray painting the whole thing and starting over (I was going to go back and hand paint the trim pieces). Maybe it's not a lost cause!! thanks so much! I will link back to you if I get this done! Laura

Robyn said...

I saw the pic of the trunk at Twigg Studios and had to come see more! That is beautiful, Deb! You truly have a talent for bringing new life into the old and forgotten. How precious!

Sum of their Stories said...

I can't believe the transformation, from something at the side of the road - amazing!
I love things like this but wouldn't have thought to stack them up like you have to make a "table"

Angela Muir said...

This is SUPER cute! thanks for sharing. :)

Kammy's Korner said...

Deb, that trunk is FANTASTIC!!!!! Love the chairs you did too. Thanks for sharing on Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday. Pinning this!!

VintageMom said...

Now that's gorgeous! Love how you stacked the two trunks to make a higher table. If you have a minute, please stop by and share your post at the Everyday Vintage link party at Helene's Legacy. Your style is the perfect fit!


This is GORGEOUS! So creative!

Shelly said...

Probably one of my favorites!! You did an amazing job!! This is gonna be my fav pick for the week! Make sure you come by the ol bloggeroo on Sun and check it out!! Thanks for sharing it with us all on DIY Sunday Showcase!

Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Wayyyyy cool!

Barbara Jean said...

personally, I 'm a big rust, and leave natural fan, but, I LOVE what you did with that trunk!

came over from Knick of Time Tuesday

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Awesome! I love it, you never cease to amaze me!! I am slowly training my husband to not hesitate when I say pull over, making progress!

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Nice! Thank you for sharing.