Thursday, September 5, 2013

Closet Project ~ Trunks

The most important thing about a closet is organization and its entire reason for being is storage so my first priority in redoing mine is to come up with inexpensive chic containers that Anthropologie would be proud of. (since they are my inspiration) I really wanted to add some vintage touches to the closet so I went antique shopping and found one of my favorite things ...an old trunk. This one needed some love. It was an ugly shiny black but the price was right at $17. Trunks are great for storing seasonal clothing or items that you don't need every day.

anthropologie inspired vintage cottage trunk
This is a before shot. One of my mottoes is that there isn't anything that a little paint can't fix. I started off by taping off the brass.

There are some awkward rounded edges that you can tape completely over and then cut around with a matte knife....



Ready to paint...

After painting the red, I thought it needed a little something so I taped off some stripes to add interest. I chose this color combo to compliment the rug that will be going in the closet.

Here it is in its temporary home until I can get the closet painted. Since taking the picture, I cut off the front handle since it was just plastic and not real leather and I don't need it to function anyway. If you want to do a project like this, I think I have seen these trunks in places like Academy too that just need to be painted. If you see one and it's less than $17, please don't tell me. I don't want to know.LOL


3 comments:

  1. OMG - gorgeous - love that you left the brass in tact - I would never have the patience for that !!!
    Just beautiful!
    XOX

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