Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Jane's Trunk

I'm gearing up for a show in October that I am very excited about.  3 Hens Vintage Goods Sale is holding their debut event Octover 6th, and Apple House Revival will be there!  I've been painting and picking like a mad woman.  I hope to see you there!

Now, onto this cheery yet sturdy trunk I picked up last week.

She is constructed of plywood and had been serviceable in  a very utilitarian way.  I was thinking she would have made an excellent tack box.

However, it was time for her to move out of the barn and into the farmhouse!  A coat of cheery yellow was just the thing she needed!

A coat of dark wax and a good buffing made her gleam.

Isn't that rounded top charming, and it holds a surprise inside, a little cubby perfect for keeping track of dog leashes or flip flops!

I debated about if I should paint the inside or not, but eventually decided to just give it a good scrubbing, rubbed her down with vinegar, and laid down some pretty liner in the bottom.  I like that you can see the scrapes and scruffs she accumulated through her years of service.

She is ready to make her way home.


Jane's Trunk is for sale.  Please visit my Portfolio and Available page for pricing.


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