A brief background… my parents had these old and ugly cedar-lined trunks sitting in their garage for quite some time. As ugly as they were, I knew the potential they had to become something special, so I persistently asked if I could have them since they were just sitting around unused. The ‘rents finally gave in and gave them to me. And this magic makeover quickly followed suit:
reflective gold + a rusting bottom = need for an emergency facelift
I wiped down the trunk’s exterior, removed the front hardware, and taped off the trim detailing. This proved to be a much more time-consuming task than I had anticipated (although you wouldn’t think so just looking at it), so only one of the two trunks received the complete makeover. I took out the spray paint and this is where the magic happened.
Isn’t she a beaut? The trunk’s new and improved state is all thanks to a coat of the amazing Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint in the finish ‘satin white.’ The wonders of spray paint, I tell ya. It’s an amazing thing. And to top it all off, I was floored after coming across the price tags on these two similar pieces: Source 1, Source 2.
So where is it now?
The transformed trunk made its way to our bedroom as a beside table. It’s great because aside from being a bedside table, it also makes for an excellent hidden storage solution for things like blankets, books, etc. I’ll be sure to post an updated photo once I get the other one in the room, too. (Heck, I might as well post an updated bedroom tour, come to think of it!) I figure if I ever get sick of these trunks as bedside tables, they could also be placed next to one another and easily serve as a chic coffee table, kinda like this. Oh the possibilities!
Have you completed any DIY projects or given a furniture item a new look lately? I’d love to hear about it!