Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thrifted Trunk Makeover

"Furniture makeovers?" you ask. "You don't do that, do you? Stop it."
Actualmente, I kind of do. Or I have. Or I sometimes do...

Remember when I said that I'm attempting to decorate my new apartment at least a little bit? Well over the past few months, I've updated a few furniture pieces, so I thought I might share them :]

The first is this trunk that was gifted to me:

Thrifted Trunk Makeover

My mom found it at the thrift store for about 5 bucks and decided that I needed it. You go mom.

Thrifted Trunk Makeover

Her reasoning was that she had a big ol' trunk when she was in college; therefore, I needed one too. But now that I am newly post-college, and since I have no attachment to Northwestern since I didn't go to school there, I decided that it would be fun to paint this one.


I mean, I didn't really think that painting would hurt this one or anything. It was all scuffed and banged up and had def seen better days anyway...

Thrifted Trunk Makeover

So all I did was update it with a few coats of some cheery yellow paint! Now I feel like it is a thousand times cuter.

Thrifted Trunk Makeover

All I used was some regular interior paint from the hardware store and put on three coats. I suppose I could have taped off the edges of the metal parts of the trunk, but let's just say I'm lazy I like living life on the edge.

Thrifted Trunk Makeover

I still have quite a bit of decorating to do, but I think that I am making steady progress. (For example, since taking these pictures, I decided that a mature adult would CLEARLY have some Game of Thrones and Hobbit posters next to their bed, so that is precisely what I did. Hell yeaaaa~)

Thrifted Trunk Makeover

Also, added bonus, check out that dope thrifted lamp. It's so creepy, it's beautiful. Like dancing creepy naked babies and demon faces on the handles and everything. That's my new aesthetic.

So what do you all think? Any tips for a novice furniture makeover-er?


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19 comments:

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  2. That is so cool! I wish I'd find neat pieces like this when I'm thrifting, but I can't even manage to find a damn pair of nightstands, nevermind a badass trunk!

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    1. I think the trick is just checking often-- you never know what will show up and consequently get snatched up right away!

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  3. I have one similar that I bough at an Estate Sale, and in need of a makeover. Thanks for the inspiration!!. Coming from Lou Lou Girls.

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    1. That's awesome! I'd love to see what you do when you make it over!

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  4. Hey this is brill!!! What a fun cheery piece it is now!!!x

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  5. Great update! Saw this on Someday Crafts Whatever Goes Wednesday. I'm #113!

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  6. I think you're a cleaver writer and have enjoyed this post.

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    1. That really means a lot, thanks for stopping over :]

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  7. It turned out great - I love re-crafting trunks. I've done several so far and never get tired of it.

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    1. That's so great! I would love to see what you have done!

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  8. You always bring the most coolest things to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. I'm so happy to be a part of your parties!

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  9. the color turned out great and the metal pieces look good too. Visiting from freedom fridays have a great day

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    1. Thanks for stopping over! You have a great day too!

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