My son, whom I refer to as Buster, was mortified (and letting me know it) while helping me load this trunk in the back of our truck. You see, the gene for not caring what onlookers think about you whilst loading someone’s trash into your vehicle must have passed him by. That gene is dominant in me. It is in no way recessive. If that gene were say, the redhead gene, I would be Ariel. If it were the tall gene, I would be Goliath.
You feel me? I can take stuff out of the garbage of anyone’s house and not feel the least bit ashamed. So passing by this gorgeous piece of trash was not even a thought in my head.
Poor Buster. He doesn’t stand a chance.
This sad little forgotten trunk needed to be brought into this century though. I imagine it spent it’s previous life on a steamer ship crossing the Atlantic or on a covered wagon charging for the gold rush. Today, in it’s retirement, it will be basking in the living room holding extra pillows and throw blankets.
To add a little modern flair to this piece, I added a fabric ‘slipcover’ to the inside. This just gives it a little pop of attitude every time you open it. The outside was painted with milk paint and I’ll discuss that with you a little later (I was super impressed).
This large buffalo check fabric is from the most fabulous fabric place in the world (in my humble opinion). Spoonflower has great fabric. Yes, but so do other places Holly (this is what you are thinking…). Sure, but do other places let you send in your own design? Nope. Just Spoonflower.
You can literally send them your high school senior drape picture in and they could print it on fabric and you could make a quilt for your family with it.
Just a thought. Christmas is just around the corner…
Since I am selling this piece, I figured that the fabric should be a little less–shall we say–fabulous. 😉
The slipcover is removable and washable, so when the kids bring in red kool-aid that you don’t allow in your house and spill it, you can make it look good as new.
This project has me all jazzed to go looking on trash day again. Poor Buster, he will probably never recover.
This trunk makeover is part of the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest along with other wonderful bloggers that have the ‘digging through trash’ gene. If you are a blogger and would love to join in the fun, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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