This gorgeous antique trunk used to be my clients grandmothers. The inside is laced with adorable Peter Rabbit fabric.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Cyberspace, Well-Bred Brown, Tin Lizzie and Dovetail. I did a blending video on Instagram! All the metal is revamped in Black. Don’t mind Miss Justice showing off her Vogue look 😉
This gorgeous Mid-Century Cedar Trunk by Lane Furniture was my clients mothers and she had it in her home for a while. Never matching her style she was ready to do something with it. Second Chance Charms to the rescue!
After many years of wear and tear my client wanted the wood inlays on the top to come back to life. As well as getting rid of the water marks and chips on the veneer this handsome fellow was in need of a restoration on the top!
Refinishing the base in Sherwin-Williams Burlap, heavily glazing in Turkish Coffee. I restored the top in Minwax Early American. Revamped the original hardware and lock in Oil Rubbed Bronze. I noticed the hardware was very similar to the inlays, which I thought was super special!
This steamer trunk belongs to my clients grandmother and has been past down the generations. She wanted to give her heirloom a makeover to match her home and style.
Refinishing the inside in a brown stain using Wood Classics Weathered Teak and sealing will keep the inside healthy for more years to come. I blended three colors for the body to create a bohemian technique. I used Sherwin-Williams Open Air, Lakeshore and Oceanside. Once completed I glazed her in a mixture of both Tricorn Black and Oceanside for a darker aged blue. Highlighting a few spots with Open Air on the base and Victorian Arch Top really popped this beauty out!
“Look at this stuff Isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete? Wouldn’t you think I’m the girl The girl who has ev’rything? Look at this trove Treasures untold How many wonders can one cavern hold? Lookin’ around here you’d think (Sure) she’s got everything…”
Why am I singing Ariel’s song ‘Part of your world’ from my favorite childhood Disney movie Little Mermaid you ask?
Well, If you like color, mermaids, the ocean or even treasure, you will definitely like this trunk!! I tried a blending technique on a Serpentine Dresser not to long ago and absolutely loved the freedom and chaos it provided. (Click Serpentine Dresser to view) So when my client handed me an antique barrel top decorative trunk that she needed to use to store her blankets, but had no idea how she wanted her trunk refinished, I was full of ideas. I sent her a few inspirational photos of both black and colorful pieces and she dove in with “I love color, I’m excited, just surprise me”. Total freedom… Glad she is as happy as I am!!
I’m absolutely excited not only about this piece, but the technique. It was fun and completely different then my usual!
Refinished in four different colors using Sherwin-Williams Freshwater, Haven, Butternut and Rockwood Terra Cotta. All hardware and metal pieces revamped in gold. Glazed in a brown to antique this trunk up a bit more to create a timeless look.