Thursday, March 29, 2012

Old Trunk Revamp

Patina love!

I found this trunk at an estate sale.  It had tons of age and wear and tear and I loved it.

The latch (or lock?) was missing and left a hole.

I printed this tag from The Graphics Fairy , tore and aged the edges, and adhered with modpodge over the hole.

The latches to close the trunk were also missing. I cut some strips of old burlap and threaded them through the top part of the latch. For the bottom, I drilled a small hole to attach the burlap.

The bows are cute and functional.

And there you go.  A couple of quick embellishments and the trunk has a new old look.

I'll be joining the following parties

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porchfor Metamorphosis Monday
The Farmhouse Porch for Cowgirl Up
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesdays TreasuresSavvy Southern Style for Wow Us WednesdaysDIY by Design for Winter Blues
Primp for Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Restore Interiors for Restored it Wednesday

Embracing Change for Creative Inspirations
  The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation ThursdaysNo Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on ThursdayMy Romantic Home for Show and Tell FridayFrench Country Cottagefor Feathered Nest Friday

 2805 for Potpourri Friday

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

Meg & Mum's for Saturday Splendour


  1. That was smart thinking...I love the old trunks...I have one that is really beat up...but I wouldn't part with it!

  2. Love Love Love. Great additions, sometimes it just takes a little love to make that certain piece perfect. I'd love you to link this up ta my link party on Monday:

  3. Cool! My mom has that same trunk!!

    Great job covering the missing latch.


  4. I love your new old trunk!

  5. wow i love it i saw it over at funky junk interiors i would love for you to come and link up at

  6. What a great find and you fixed it up so cute. I am so looking for one.

  7. you clever girl!!

    re GF links: is there any way to link right to post where graphic is on? when I go there and look I spend forever and cannot find what I want.

    many thanks

    barbara jean

  8. What a yummy old trunk, with such a patina! And it looks insanely wonderful with those lilacs, the trunk and the lilacs should get married!


  9. this trunk looks really like it may be full of treasures! Is this all your home that you are redecorating corner by corner? I really liked your window panes with the flower pictures too on the mantelpiece. Very pretty!