Vintage Book Page Trunk6:58:00 AM
I found a trunk on the side of the road....
There is this junk guy on my way to work and he
is always throwing out something good....
Today there was an old trunk in front of his house but
it sure didn't look like this!
The "before" trunk was broken in a few places and very stained.
After screwing it together and adding legs,
I painted the trunk light blue.
These "legs" were large spindles that I cut down and painted to match the trunk.
Using a product called Decou-Page by Deco Art
I decoupaged book pages from a vintage New York Times
book onto the trunk.
I love this product, I used the matte finish and it works
fantastic for decoupaging. I can't wait to use it again!
The spaces between the ribs on this trunk seemed
like the perfect place for a little vintage interest.
When the Decou-Page dried I coated the whole trunk with
Americana Dura Clear Matte Varnish.
I love this finish, it goes on smoothly and cleans up with water.
I use it on so many projects!
The matte varnish protects the project
without leaving a shiny finish.
I painted the inside of the trunk with a beige color that
compliments the vintage book pages.
Don't you just love the sections inside? I'm thinking
blankets, video games, or just a place to hide the mess
when guests are visiting!
I sewed around the edges of a printable vintage hang tag that matches the book page color... it hangs from the handle.
This trunk would make a great coffee table...
with a ton of storage!
Some times I just want to drop off the finished
piece back where I found it. I'd love for the junk guy
to see what he throws away.
Wasn't that a show once? If it wasn't, it should be!
I bet that junk guy would be surprised to see it now.