Footlocker Facelift

June 16th, 2011 in member junk     
TinTinJunkFan TinTinJunkFan, member
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New hardware and some random numbers... I was trying for a nautical look.
This piece first started life as my husbands military footlocker.  Years ago I painted it white. We used it for a blanket-storing coffee table. 
Now time to change the look and add some wheels.. 
I used adhesive numbers and then painted over for a reverse stencil. Its a deep red, despite it looking a little pink in the other photos.
View from above before removing the stencils.  This trunk has been through a lot...you can see the repair he made when the top split. 
New hardware and some random numbers... I was trying for a nautical look.

New hardware and some random numbers... I was trying for a nautical look.


A super useful storage chest...feeling its age....decided to give it a face lift! 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, eclectic, furniture, fun, family room, red, coffee table, footlocker, storage chest

Comments (6)

EdwardThirlwall writes: There's really nothing like a good coat of new paint over something old to breathe new life into a storage unit. Posted: 1:01 am on September 19th
junkermidge writes: Love the look of that piece! Glad you could reinvent it and keep it useful and in the family.
Midge Posted: 12:42 pm on June 26th
suewhitney writes: You achieved the nautical look. Well done! love the numbers.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 6:00 am on June 20th
konarskio writes: I soooo want this to make into an ammo looking box for my son's room...all his nerf guns would fit perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration! Posted: 11:48 am on June 18th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Awesome piece! The colour and crackle finish is amazing.

Donna Posted: 10:37 am on June 16th
JunkArchitect writes: Well you definitely pulled off the nautical look you were going for...very Martha's Vineyard. The color is perfect and I'm sure you'll have a lot of junkers trying out your adhesive numbering technique. And the best part is you know the history of the trunk.

Jim

Posted: 8:02 am on June 16th
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