Monday, September 17, 2012

French Vintage Travel Trunk


Good Monday Morning my Beauties. Guess what I worked on
this weekend?

I had gotten this old Foot Locker trunk at a garage sale this summer. It was in O.K. condition
but it had some bad spots on it.  So I decided to boost it up with a little paint.
I had mixed up a custom color that I was using on another piece and I had a little bit left over.
I thought..how perfect I will use it on this.
I did a light wash over the old blue part.

You can see it here. I loved how the darker blue came through making it have a little cooler texture.
I knew I didn't want to leave it plain. I wanted a graphic on it. So I used part of a graphic I have used before.
I went on over to the
GRAPHICS FAIRY
and got the Maison graphic, but only used the address part of it.


I used my carbon paper to transfer it on and then my Krink Markers to fill it in.
When it was dry I distressed the letters and numbers.

I love the vintage feel that it added to this plain old trunk

I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day.
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26 comments:

suzyq said...

I love it! The color is beautiful and the graphic is great!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the color of this trunk! The French address you added in is perfect for it.

Anonymous said...

I really love this pop of "blue"...adding the graphics sends it over the top...

Laura @ Our Prairie Home said...

Way cool! Love it, Karin! Another fantastic job!!! :D

Erin @ Chronic Christian Crafter said...

I've got one of these...from my husband's "bachelor" days...now you've given me a great idea! Looks wonderful! Great job!

Erin

Little Susie Home Maker said...

That really looks great!
Blessings,
Susie

must love junk said...

This is fantastic! It really transforms the trunk into something special! I'm your newest follower :)
Susan

Bliss said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome, pinned.

~Bliss~

Hi I'm Shannon! said...

Well HELLoooo there! Fancy meeting you at Nita's :) I see you have another Fab-oo project on your hands!! Lovely my dear.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

This is just lovely! Such a pretty color.

Foster said...

So very pretty. What an excellent face lift. I love the blue color.

The Alchemist said...

Wow, that's amazing! I love it!

I'm going to pin it so I can find it again, thanks!

Melissa @ The Alchemist

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful! that is one of those pieces that i would have passed over, but you are making me think twice! :)

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This trunk transformation is so pretty, Karin--I love the color you used, and I like the way you did the transfer--it sounds pretty easy to do.

Peggy Hale said...

I love your trunk! I love the color and the graphic. It turned out so pretty. Will you come by and share at Totally Transformed Tuesday? My readers would love to see. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com

Fleur4Her said...

Lovely :) http://apalaceinwonderland.blogspot.com/

Vintage Street Designs said...

Fabulous!!! Love the graphic! :)

Faye@The Shabby Cottage Home said...

Love the graphic, I've been learning to do graphics but I have come up with some problems. I have a paint pen but when I distress it, it smears. I'm going to see if I can find the markers you are using, let me know if you have any helpful tips.
Thanks, Faye at
theshabbycottagehome.blogspot.com

Katie Drane said...

I LOVE how the trunk turned out. It's gorgeous. Great job!!

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Cathy said...

I have an old trunk just like this that I have been wondering what to do with it. You have inspired me to try something similar. I love it... Found you thru Feathered Nest Friday.....

~ Liz ~ said...

The blue turned out so well with the wash. Love the graphic on it as well. Nicely done!
Liz

MONICA LIVAS said...

Great! LOVE it!

tattered elegance said...

looks fantastic!!!

Julie said...

Cute! Great job

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

This trunk is so pretty and I love the graphic. Fabulous job!
Tuula :)

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

what a great looking trunk and image. It's totally transformed! Bravo!