This first one was painted for my oldest who has her room painted and themed for Harry Potter so I made her a dragon traveling trunk when she goes to track down the dragons from the Dragonology book. We used stickers from that book-I think they came with the guide--as well as scrapbook traveling pieces from around the world. The trunk pieces are from goodwill leather belts and metal pieces and the 'lock' part are the backings from a drawer pulls which I found the round one for the 'lock' and the long ones for the 'metal bindings' ...you can see the end of one belt above the 'lock'
The pillow on top is covered with two leather strips and tea colored muslin
This is a side view, this trunk was ugly, dirty white when I bought it from a garage sale for $2
And this is a view of the inside of the lid, I like the dragon scratches-they are stickers from the Dragonology book
I covered all the stickers with a water based clear coat sealer-several layers for kid proofing
The second trunk was for my youngest daughter, she chose the Mary Englebreit fabric and all the colors and stickers-she is very firm in what she likes-you can see the bright colors she has in her room by the yellow on the wall
View of the inside of the lid with scrapbook pieces of 'seed packets' and victorian clothing (these are actually 3D and required a lot of clear coat)
This trunk was also a dirty white and had to be repaired on the bottom, I just coincidentally found them two weeks apart at garage sales and knew what I was meant to do, lol, we did add a kid safety hinge on this one because the lid tended to slam down.
This last one was something I cobbled together from scrap wood to contain the magazines, I stenciled it on to the primed wood with acrylics--I made the stencils after seeing them in a craft book, so I did not design them but I cut them and adapted them
Here is the frog stencil side
Here is the fairy castle side, darn warped scrap wood
Here is my fav part of the whole thing, I just love this scene--the inside is just a plain color and the shelf behind it is a work in progress bookshelf/costume trunk