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Thursday, June 21, 2012

PAINT,PAINT,PAINT "O"  to the rescue please...this piece was at the store. Yes I am an old trunk,but no one ever loved me. I sat sitting and no one wanted to give me a try. Probably because  the side was in bad shape.You see I was in a corner. A dark sad,wet corner. I  did some rotting in this dark corner...where no one loved me. I mean I am great at  storing lots of stuff...but they let me sit and decay....so Paint,paint to the RESCUE. Please!!!
O and this side is where it all happened,  I started to fall apart and no one stepped in to help. So my corner had fallen apart and I was no longer standing up straight. SO this is how I started to put her back together. I used a metal grate product. and bent it at the corner. I then screwed the screen into the corner, this gave it a corner to support the trunk again. I pealed all the coverring that had rotted away, tossed sad to say the interior storage units...to far gone. The handle had rotted to.....I then gave the whole unit a bleach bath....O I smell so much better. All cleaned up...


O my this is the same side.....I look so much prettier...is that proper english....O well I am so happy  Paint came to my rescue...ASCP does a great shop of coverring all that sad Look. I got a makeover and I look so petty in a shappy Brit flag way...I was hit with ASCP old white,then some Linen and a little dark wax. Green tape is the best...really does seal and keep paint lines crisp. I first painted all over in the Old White. Then did the tape...then started to define the pattern using the other color tones. Once I was done with the paint, I used a color wash of Old White over the whole look. 
Since the handle had fallen apart , I thought burlap.  The overall look. I hope someone will think fun. I used KILZ inside in mat white.  This gives it a cleaner smell. Sealing any Yucky from getting on anything tossed inside for storage.  I won't lock but I will latch....so BEFORE what a  
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This is AFTER! I do think I am prettier...Hope, I find a new home...some one looking for a great storage piece.  I have some fun little keys from The Graphic Fairy   tucked onto the side,and inside a couple of Lock Graphics MOD PODGE'D  so fun to add a little decor.... So painted all around...and then inside. I used my favorite Tools on saving this sad trunk, she is all dressed up now... think LONDON....kick back and put your feet up on this trunk. I can be used for a coffee table. And now I won't buckle.... PAINT To the rescue....what would I do with out... 
Tools to repair this trunk, ASCP paint. KILZ mat white. ASCP Linen sample pot. Dark wax. Screen and lath screws. Plus some L brackets for a tight corner. Green tape for design. Burlap from Michaels. Graphics from the best...The Graphic Fairy.Mod-podge de'copage. The backyard, well just full of rocks....hard to grow grass in my part of Texas. You dig 2 inches and it is bedrock.




I SAY THANK YOU TO ANY OF YOU WHO LEAVE A COMMENT. THIS IS A NO ROBOT EXTRA STEPS IN LEAVING A COMMENT...I WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY...AND THANK YOU FOR THE EXTRA STEP,IN LEAVING A COMMENT...




 THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT, KAT

22 comments:

sweetvintageofmine said...

That trunk turned out pretty good! It just shows, creativity goes a long way! The handles you made are pretty chic! From one sweetie to another....Roxie

Carri said...

This is really awesome ... it turned out great.. I'm totally lovin it!!!

Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY
Carri
simplydonewright.blogspot.com

Carri said...

P.S.I'm your newest follower.. =)

Carri
simplydonewright.blogspot.com

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

The trunk turned out looking great. What an awesome transformation!

Debbiedoo's said...

Fantastic trunk there! I love it, and it will be very useful as well. Thanks for your sweet comment.

must love junk said...

I'm a fellow newbie from Debbiedoo's-and your newest follower! That trunk is amazing-love it!
Susan

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Wow, the trunk turned out great! Lots of hard work put into it!

✯StaceyAnne✯@Rendition Road said...

Oh my beautiful transformation! Every bit of work you put into this was worth it! I might have drooled on my laptop just a bit over this one. I'm visiting from Debbiedoos and am a new follower!

Anne said...

Just love your design on this old trunk, great job.
Anne

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

This is so fantastic. What a lucky trunk to find YOU. The makeover is perfection. Pretty shab~tastic!! I will be featuring it in the Newbie Spotlight later this morning at http://www.foxhollowcottage.com/

Congrats on your hard work =)

reFresh reStyle said...

Sweet Rescue! I love it, found you at Shannon-Fox Hollow's Newbie in the spotlight!
Debbie

Sarah @ Imperfect Patina said...

I LOVE this trunk!! Congrats on your Newbie Spotlight! I am your newest follower!!

Gina said...

That looks amazing! What a wonderful transformation! Congrats on being in the Newbie spotlight!

Full Circle Creations said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Holly

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

I saw your trunk the other day and just loved it! You have a great blog and I've nominated you for the Liebster Award. Stop by my blog for the details. Congratulations! Angela

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Hi, you had left me a message on my blog, but I can't respond because your email is coming up as "no reply" and when I click on your email button on your page my computer is not linking it up to my email. Would you mind just sending me your email address at a-santaniello@msn.com? Then I can send over the info you asked for. Thanks, Angela

Mia said...

Kat, You did an awesome job!!! Go girl!!!
Mia

Debbiedoo's said...

Congrats on the spotlight at the newbie party! Well deserved indeed. See you again soon, and looking forward to your creativity!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I saw you over at Shannon's! And I had to stop by for a visit! Love the way it turned out! You are really talented!

blessings,
karianne

Bliss said...

In spite of any Kalamities, the trunk turned out great.

~Bliss~

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Oh, wow! That trunk is just plain COOL now! I love what you'd done with it! No one would ever guess it was just rotting in a corner. Great work!

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

This is just fabulous! I love me some Union Jack :))