Vintage Storage Chest

January 17th, 2012 in member junk     
itsonlyerica itsonlyerica, member
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After being sandblasted and primed
The inside of the trunk
After its first coat of spray
After being sandblasted and primed

After being sandblasted and primed


A couple of weeks ago I found this old tin chest in a junk shop in Carlisle, and for only £10.00 it was a bargain! I say 'Junk' loosely...I could find a place for everything!

Id been looking for a chest for quite a while now to store jumpers and winter coats in so its was a brilliant find!

After I bought it, it had flaking black paint and bits of rust all over so off it went to be sand blasted and came back like this! Here it is all lovely and grey.

Grey not being quite the colour I was going for I set about acquiring some cream paint. Originally I had planned on sing a glossy paint but decided it was easier to spray.

Im really pleased with it!

Its insides are still a bright blue colour, I quite like it and with a clean i'm sure it will look fine.

After a quick wipe down inside, I decided it was a nice colour to keep it blue (it breaks all the cream up a little bit). Theres a little bit of rust in the bottom so i cut an old piece of carpet to fit snuggly in the bottom.

Not only will it hide away all my jumpers and winter pieces, it looks as if it will also double as a little bench!



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Pattern or design used: My own design - Vintage Storage Chest/Trunk
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, furniture, , family room, living room, bedroom, entry, chic, traditional, cream, shabby chic, shabby, storage

Comments (4)

JunkArchitect writes: You picked a great color for the exterior. I'm so glad you kept the blue interior with the cool label...I love old labels.

Posted: 7:15 pm on January 18th
chippingcharm writes: Practical and pretty...2 of my favorite things :) Laurel Posted: 2:47 pm on January 18th
itsonlyerica writes: Thank you! Im very pleased with it!
Glad you liked it :) Posted: 1:17 pm on January 18th
NDJunkGirl writes: So pretty! Looks great in your space!

Posted: 7:17 am on January 18th
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