Saturday, 11 April 2015

Turquoise Trunk With a Flourish

There is a funny story that goes along with this makeover.  Before I did the red trunk, I pulled this one out to work on.  Don't be fooled by the paint can, I didn't use Annie Sloan paint on this one, I was planning to, but I used it on the Compass Rose trunk. Anyway, back to my story.  I was about to scrape the labels off this trunk when I noticed that it used to belong to a friend of mine. I guess I bought it from her yard sale years ago.  She had been looking at this CN trunk to give to her daughter, so I thought I would see if she wanted this trunk made over instead.  She said she didn't, but would like to see it.  I sent her a picture and she called me back in a few minutes and said her daughter wanted the trunk made over, 

and she wanted the label saved. 

As you can see it is a metal trunk from the 1970's.

I scrubbed it down and painted it with Zinser 123, and then 2 coats of Smoked Turquoise Semi-gloss Cabinet and Trim paint by Dutch Boy.  I also added feet to the bottom of it (more feet that I made in Mesa).

Here it is, all made over.

I thought I would have to paint the brassy hardware, but I found that when I antiqued the whole thing with ebony stain, it changed the colour of the hardware just perfectly!  I then coated it with satin finish varathane to protect the antiquing.

I cut out the flourish on my silhouette cameo machine, man I love that thing!


The paper inside was intact, but quite stained so I painted it with Zinser 123 and then a coat of semi-gloss paint.  So fresh now.


  1. Beautiful job on the trunk! WINK
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  2. Beautiful job on the trunk! WINK
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD