THIS CURB-SHOPPED TRUNK GETS A HOLIDAY MAKEOVER FOR TRASH TO TREASURE TUESDAY!
Hi, beautiful friends! It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday and I have a holiday Curb-Shopped Painted Trunk Makeover for you today! It’s been restyled for Christmas and I can’t wait to share an EASY way to highlight in gold and the most PERFECT Holiday Red paint color! I had so much fun watching this painted trunk come to life with a gold-shimmer relief! We’re also joining my creative blogging besties and linking to their makeovers below, so be sure to check them out as well.
But first, here’s the curb-shopped trunk I started with. My sister and I found this one night while driving back from Oakville years ago. It’s been sitting in a storage closet collecting dust ever since.
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CurbShopped Trunk – SALVAGED
Titebond Wood Glue | Clamps
220 Sanding Sponge
Honky Tonk Chalk Mineral Paint
Gold Gilding Wax
Posh Pigments Pale Gold
Satin Clear Coat
PAINTED TRUNK MAKEOVER
A little back story on this trunk, I nearly had my hand bitten off by a family of raccoons while trying to pick this one up. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a touch BUT there was an entire family on the front lawn glaring at me with their masked faces. And when I got out of the car, they all started screaming at me. Raccoons are cute but scary!
Here’s the step-by-step to get this look…
CLEAN AND SAND
Pro Tip ~ I find using a toothpick to get under veneers or in this case the tin overlay works REALLY well for smaller projects. For larger projects, sounds a little odd, but a meat juice injector like this one here works amazing! They usually come with a few different long needle heads with holes in them that allow the glue to get injected right under the surface. If you have any odd tools of the trade, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!
Looking for the perfect holiday red? This is it! I chose this Honky Tonk Red which is a gorgeous vibrant red for the Christmas season. I applied two coats for full coverage.
Here’s where the magic happened! I applied some of this Gold Gilding Wax with a craft stick onto the sanding sponge I used earlier to scuff sand.
Then I ran the sanding sponge over the painted trunk to highlight all the decorative relief! I’ve never tried using a sanding sponge before but it worked like magic!!!
For the final details, I used this Gold Posh Pigment to paint all the hardware gold. This was the first time I tried Posh Pigments and it’s impressive. All I did was mix a small amount of the gold powder into a small amount of Clear Coat and brush it on. I was so focused on the process since it was my first time trying it I didn’t take any pics of the mixing. But next time I use it I’ll be sure to demo.
And here’s how this decorative trunk all came together.
The inside of this trunk is a dark almost black-maroon velvet that was in perfect condition so I didn’t bother to reline it.
The sanding sponge technique worked equally well on adding gold highlights to the smooth areas as well. Below you can see how it added some shimmer to the legs and frame!
And check out this hardware! Doesn’t it look impressive? You’d NEVER know it was black and boring!
AND NOW MORE TRASH TO TREASURE FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of T2T girls do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
5. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
Here’s another look at this before and after. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects
Thanks so much for joining me today! Feel free to let me know what you think of this Christmas Painted Trunk Makeover. Or feel free to ask any questions you may have. I ALWAYS love hearing from you. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!
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