I know I wasn’t going to post until Friday, but I did this amazing and simple DIY project on Monday night and I just wanted to share it with you.
As I was out thrifting (naturally) I came upon this gross green trunk on the side of the road. A free trunk? For me?
I quickly looked around before scooping it into my car and than my brain started thinking of the possibilities that I could do with this trunk. Luckily Home Depot was 2 minutes from where I was, so I headed there so I could put my ideas into action.
It took a little while for me to decide what color to spray paint it. I knew I wanted it to have a vintage look so I finally decided on a hammered black texture and a hammered white texture. ($6.99 for each bottle. I got one black and two whites, one bag of gloves $1.99 and my mask $2.99 for a grand total of : $25.95 + tax. )
Than the painting started.
I took a really attractive picture of me in my mask and gloves, selfies for life, (obviously not pictured because I felt a bit like Dexter) and I got to work. I did like the black hammered look, but my office already had a lot of black in it so I figured I would brighten it up a bit with the white.
The end result actually turned out to not be what I had expected, but I really liked it. It had a cool texture on the front and back (that I totally didn’t mean to make) and the white color over the black made it a cool vintagey gray color.
It would look perfect in our office.
First I put it next to my desk because I figured it would be a really cool accent piece that I could use for my vintage polaroid camera and my jewelry station. (I still might change it back to this way.)
I did like it here a lot, but looking at the room as a whole, I thought it made it look really crowded. So on to plan number 2.
A couple of months ago I found this vintage pink and white ottoman at the thrift store. (I don’t remember the price) With a few accent pillows it looked really good next to my bookcase; but I realized it needed something more. As much as it looked good, it was just not practical enough, as it was a tad uncomfortable.
With my “new”, freshly painted vintage trunk I realized that it could actually work as a coffee table/foot rest to make the ottoman all the more chic and definitely more comfortable. The final look, I think, is really appealing to the eyes. It has a hint of vintage, a hint of chic and a lot of comfort.
Simple, easy, affordable (spending a grand total of $25.95 +tax) and anyone can do it.
Always remember that you can make anything that is Secondhand become something Grand!
P.S. Suggestions always welcome on where the trunk looks best!