Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vintage Trunk Revision

I had my eye on this handsome fella for years...

But when he first caught my eye, he looked a bit different.

Some well-meaning soul had painted
him to match the decor in a Sunday School classroom.
It was called, "Camp Galilee," hence the blue.

The walls were painted in a beachy mural, 
with Biblical figures around a campfire.

When the space was reconfigured last year 
and furnishings were pared down, my director
asked if I wanted to take him home with me.

It took about a millisecond to say "YES!"

After a while, I brought out the stinky stripper, 
a scraper and a wire brush.

A medium-sized can of elbow grease was all it took.

After a little while, this well-traveled gent was looking spiffy!

Even though his leather straps were long-gone.

His hardware was ornate and he sported a beautiful patina.

I could give him another once-over, which I'm still considering.
But I think he looks pretty great with  a few remnants of his recent past.

I haven't a clue about his provenance.
That's fine. I can imagine one.

Still, I wonder where in the world he may have been!

2 Chronicles 24:8-10

8 At the king’s command, a chest was made and 
placed outside, at the gate of the temple of the LORD. 
9 A proclamation was then issued in Judah and 
Jerusalem that they should bring to the LORD 
the tax that Moses the servant of God had 
required of Israel in the desert. 10 All the officials 
and all the people brought their contributions gladly, 
dropping them into the chest until it was full.

May your treasure chest remain full of every
blessing the Lord has for you!

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I love it so much! great color...

outjunking said...

These flat top trunks are such a treasure. They are getting harder to find. You did a really good job refinishing it. What will you store in it?

Marsha said...

What an outstanding job you did on the trunk. I can hardly believe it's the same item. I refinished a trunk one time but I started with a cream puff compared to that blue paint. Really, you did a wonderful job!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

The trunk looks fantastic! :D


PS I just grabbed your button!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love it!
The hardware has a wonderful patina.

You are blessed to have this treasure ...chest.


Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh how marvelous it looks now! So glad you were able to get it - such great patina! So glad you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Hi Revi, I love your trunk it turned out so pretty and I love the Bible verses you put with it. Very inspiring. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving kind words about my kitchen remodel tin ceiling tiles. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend. said...

He is handsome! I like a little of his recent past showing♥

Donna Wilkes said...

I can't believe you took the time to restore the trunk. It turned out beautiful - I wouldn't change anything. Followed over from Be Different.

Ashley said...

Thank you for saving this trunk! It's gorgeous.

Babs said...

Great trunk and you did a wonderful job of refinishing it. Did you seal it with anything, or was that not necessary? It looks great.

Jen Lossing said...

This is wonderful! I love the transformation. I have a trunk that I have been putting off fixing because I am afraid of the task. Did you have to strip the inside at all?

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Revi, this piece turned out amazing. I have a similar one and yours totally caught my eye, great job restoring it. I'll be featuring this post on VIF tomorrow, thanks so much for linking up.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Old trunks are such wonderful projects. And I love how you tied Scripture into the post at the end. By the way, you could replace the missing handles with vintage leather belts from the thrift store...if you were so inclined. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage