Trunk Bottom Book Case

April 13th, 2010 in member junk     
CleverJunk CleverJunk, member
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Trunk bottom book case. 

Trunk bottom book case. 

I have a thing for old trunks.  Who doesn't?  They're usually smelly and the paper is often falling apart.  Sometimes the hinges are broken and they don't open and close properly.  My solution is to just take them apart.  After a good vacuuming to get rid of the loose paper, decoupage what's left of the inside and wax the cleaned outside.  Then just add a couple of shelves and then you can either set it on a table or use interlocking brackets like they use to hang things like medicine cabinets and headboards which can be found at a hardware store and you can mount it on a wall without worry.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Sherri Spear
posted in: member junk, vintage, cottage, eclectic, furniture, funky, organizer, family room, bedroom, bathroom, study, office, mudroom

Comments (10)

DumpsterDecorators writes: Hmmm maybe one of our old trunks may get a new look.
Thanks for sharing. Posted: 9:41 pm on April 24th
alicemom writes: such a good idea! love it.
smiles, alice Posted: 7:10 pm on April 16th
paisleypenguin writes: Thinking outside of the box. I love it! Posted: 10:21 pm on April 15th
shabbychick writes: Love this one too!!!

Kathy Posted: 2:00 pm on April 15th
MakinItHappen writes: What a good-looking and practical idea!!! Posted: 3:22 pm on April 14th
shamrockerin writes: awesome idea! I never would have thought to do that! Posted: 1:22 pm on April 14th
CleverJunk writes: Thanks all. I appreciate your comments. Posted: 1:05 pm on April 14th
RustyDiva writes: Cool project. Posted: 10:57 am on April 14th
fellowjunker writes: This is a great your project!
xojanis Posted: 2:07 am on April 14th
ninnarae writes: I love this project! Never thought about using a trunk in this way! Posted: 12:01 am on April 14th
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