repurposed wood

I’m excited to share this post on a fun little wood project makeover.  Since I’ve got other wood projects to share with y’all in the near future, I’m calling this one, my wood find #1 post!

Hubs and I were out antiquing a month ago and I came across this neat, pretty banged up, wooden trunk.  It had obviously been used, which I love!  And for the price, I figured I could give it a new look and definitely put it to good use as well.  (Sorry that I didn’t take clearer pictures, I should’ve cleaned my lens!)

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Already a steal, I snatched it up for $15.  Sweet, right?

First step was wiping it down with some rags, removing hardware, and then sanding the entire box.

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Next, staining it a nice dark, rich stain.

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I designed this decal to use as a stencil to add a little character!

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Followed by a couple of coats of antique white paint on the top,  and a bit of sanding.  Then time for the hardware.  I had to search and search for just the perfect ones and ones that would tie in with the original top lid handle. Out of this whole project, this was what took the longest, shopping for the hardware and making sure they would work with the existing holes.  They worked perfectly!

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A totally new and much cuter wood trunk!

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I love the richness of the dark stain against the antique white top.  The hardware really stands out along with the top design, don’t you think?

I applied a couple of sealant applications to protect the design on the top and we were good to go!  A great, long lasting wood trunk!

I figured we can use it as the grandkids toy chest seeing that we keep a stash of toys downstairs as well as some upstairs.  The baskets I’ve been using downstairs just weren’t big enough.  This trunk is the perfect size for storing several toys.  However, we also like crafting with the littles and I had temporarily put some of our craft supplies in there and now G-baby #1 assumes that it’s his craft supply trunk!

Either way, it has found a new purpose, a new home, and a new look!  I’m in love with it!  Wood find #1 complete.

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