Transforming a Trunk with CeCe Caldwell’s Paint Tricks!
Today, I will try to top how many times I can talk about how tripped out this trunk tis and how many times I can use words that start with T. Totally talking Trunks today.
Trunks are one of my favorite transformations to tackle.
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This Trunk was transferred to me by my friend Susan at Paris Flea Market (no T’s here).
I had to initially take off the lock. It was totally shut tight! Maybe it was trying to hold treasure!
(Tired of T’ing now). Once I got that lock off, I cleaned it thoroughly and did a light spray of Zinnser Spray Primer (I wasn’t in the mood for a bleeder). I used joint compound to fill in some of the mangled corners, then sanded it down when it was dry.
I wanted the trunk to have movement. I cut a piece of MDF to fit and added wheels. Of course! (I add wheels to everything, you can see some HERE)
I painted the entire piece in CeCe Caldwell’s Virginia Chestnut, then finished with Myrtle Beach Sand. I used Modern Masters Colorant in Coffee Bean and Aged Mahogany to darken the metal trim. I used hard wearing Cece Caldwell’s Endurance on the entire piece, then added (my latest addiction) CeCe Caldwell’s Aging Cream.
I love this product, it ages pieces naturally, and it is 100% natural, so I am not breathing any nasty chemicals.
I was thrilled with the overall aged look, and turned my attention to the inside. The paper needed replacing, instead of putting new paper in. I decided to remove the remnants and painted the interior in CeCe’s Santa Fe Turquoise (this was the 1st CeCe Caldwell color I ever tried, and it is still one of my favorites).
The Trunk traveled to Paris Flea Market in Livermore, CA where it is waiting for its next adventure!
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