5/25/09

Makeover party~

Is it that time of the month again? Why, yes it is!.... here is what I've made over this month... Two old trunks into what else? Pirate trunks of course! Here is what they looked like when I brought them home...This old trunk I picked up for only $10 bucks at a yard sale. (I talked her down from the $15 she was asking-- I know, what nerve I've got lol)I used masking tape and spray paint to give this trunk a makeover. Once the whole trunk was painted, I dragged a sponge brush over the raised area of the tin with some black latex paint so that the design really popped. I then rubbed on some staining polish to the wooden planks on the trunk. I wanted the wood to have a worn look so I didn't completely cover every inch of the wood.
This second trunk I picked up for freeeeeeeeeeee off of craigslist. You cannot go wrong with freeeeeeeeeee! The inside of the trunk is wooden with all metal on the outside.
Again, I used masking tape and regular cheap brown, black and gold spray paint to give this chest a new look. Now...I know what your saying, the chests looked more like pirate chests in the before photos-- but hey, we're classy pirates! Ohhhhhhh and of course, I added wheels to the bottom of both trunks... aaaarrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhh~ Treasure gets heavy!Join Jen at her Makeover party on the 25th of every month and join in the linky fun!

6 comments:

Mrs. Petrie said...

I never see cool stuff like this on my hunts! I love how you re-did the first chest. It's really unique.

Jen r. said...

Wow, they look great! I would have never imagined that! Jen

Christina said...

Great finds! Fabulous before and afters. I particularly love the black and white trunk. What a great vision you had!!

Christina said...

Love them both too, the black and whote one is my favorite too.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous! I love the way these turned out!

Laurie said...

They look great! I always see trunks and think it would be way too much work to spruce them up! Now I know how to do it!

What do you do with all your trunks?