Monday, October 24, 2011

Painted "Emerson Seed Co" Trunk

This project was featured by the lovely Kindra at At Home With K...

If you haven't visited Kindra's blog - or linked up to her Terrific Under Ten Tuesday Party (link below) - I highly reccomend doing both!  Kindra's party is for projects that cost under $ obviously, thrifty fun to be had by all!

This is trunk #2 in my attempt to save the ugly old trunks of America...for some reason I have a whole trunk collection piling up in my garage.  I don't have a particular love for them over any other pieces of furniture.  I have at least 3 more that I know of that need some love (if you could see my garage right now, you'd understand why I said "that I know of").  So, to recap - Trunk #1
And on to trunk #2...unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the "before" - but this was a big old green trunk/chest that I found at a yard sale for $6. When I get a chance to paint without children running amok, I often forget everything (like taking pictures) and focus on getting as much painting done as possible.  I did a layer of light gray, and then a couple coats of black.  The writing is in white.
Sorry for the poor pictures, I was wrangling toddlers and trying to make room in the garage to take pictures because it's raining outside.  It was good fun, if you can't tell by my tone!

I like how it turned out much better in person than in these pictures. 

The lid is a little crooked, but I like the dove-tailed corners.

"Emerson" is my daughter's name.


I had to do a lot of cropping to cut out our insanely messy garage. 

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Kindra-At Home With K said...

What a great find for $6! I love the idea of adding you daughter's name to it. I would love for you to link up to my weekly Tuesday linky party sometime. It's for projects $10 or less. :-)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love the addition of lettering on these old really turned this one into something special.

Gail said...

What a great find Erin! You did an amazing make-over. I love that you added your daughter's name to the chest.

Gail said...

P.S. I've enjoyed my visit and have become one of your newest followers!

Have a wonderful day,

art is beauty said...

I LOVE this!! What a great idea...I love what you said about "that I know about" ...That is my shed..I walk in and go...oops forgot I had that...:) I am stopping over from Savvy southern style and am now your newest follower. Would love if you stopped over some time.


What a great chest! You aged it very well. I'm following!

♥Linsey @ Farmhouse Porch

Robin said...

Your did a great job. I love it.

Liz said...

Now that is charming! I love it. :)


very merry vintage style said...

Great find--great makeover!
Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday; hope you'll be back this week. Mary

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I featured your trunk on this week's Terrific Under Ten!

Sherry said...

That looks great! Thank you for joining the Home Sweet Home party!

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