Upcycled Custom Green Storage Trunk Hairpin Leg Table

April 1st, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
5 users recommend

After cleaning up the very dirty trunk, I gave it several layers of CeCe Caldwell chalk paint.  I then took a good while distressing the surface to give it an appealing, worn appearance.  On the interior, I stripped what leftover linen paper was left and lined it with custom cut beadboard.  On the bottom interior of the trunk, I secured some Paris/French-themed fabric.  Everything (exterior and interior) was then covered with several layers of clearcoat.  For some height, I took some vintage iron hairpin table legs and modified them to fit the trunk.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
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Comments (7)

markgrogan writes: Now that is some vibrancy! Definitely a storage unit that would stand out in any room that it was put in. I'd definitely think twice about the colour myself, but after looking at it for a while, it reallya does kind of grow on you! Posted: 12:48 am on October 17th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: I love this color, the trunk has taken on your glowing personality, Brian. Great job with the hairpin legs too - you just don't see these very often, but they're great for heavy items. ~Mary~ Posted: 2:10 am on April 21st
PlumRad Vintage writes: Love it! Posted: 4:37 pm on April 3rd
JunkArchitect writes: Great job, Brian! I love the intensity of the color and it's the perfect repurpose.

Posted: 9:59 am on April 3rd
ravenwood writes: Amazing color. I took a trunk like this one and put castors on the bottom to use as a coffee table and to store out of season clothes. If a piece of butcher block was placed on top of yours, it would make a good island for the kitchen. Posted: 6:04 am on April 3rd
NDJunkGirl writes: Holy cats, Brian! You did a fabulous job on this old trunk. I've got one I can't decide what to do with, and I love your paint technique on this one! Thanks for sharing with us!

-Andrea Posted: 9:06 am on April 2nd
georgiamoon writes: Wow! What a transformation. The inside is incredible and your painting skills just get better and better. It's amazing!
Georgia Posted: 3:49 pm on April 1st
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