A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can now organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 297,491
Currently Running With Scissors:
490 Guests and 22 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Thrifted and broken decorative trunk ->> My new coffee table!  (Read 2969 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
SkyyAngel
« on: June 24, 2009 07:27:58 AM »

Teaser Pic!



So I had a huge impulse buy a couple weeks ago at one of the local Goodwill stores. It was a couch for $40... sitting right next to it was this decorative trunk for $7. Since I needed a "coffee table" anyway, I saw it's potential (especially sitting next to my "new" couch) and snapped it up.

I saw it had a large crack in a circle on the top of one side but it was just barely noticeable... until my husband decided to go, "oh, there's a hole here...." and stick his fingers completely through it.  Angry You can kinda see it in the "before" shot but I didn't want to focus on it too much.

Then, yesterday I found this great faux embossed suede at Hobby Lobby in the remnants bin for 60% off the original price (it had been an upholstery fabric and muy expensive). I also picked up a 18k gold leaf pen (I also have the actual sheets of gold leaf and adhesives and coats, etc but decided the pen would make things go MUCH quicker).

So last night, I spent a few hours on it and finished it up. Now it looks quite fabulous if I do say so myself... and way more expensive than $20 (trunk and supplies).

"Assembly" was very simple, unscrewed all the hardware and took the lid off. Measured and glued down fabric using E6000 and used books to weigh it down while it dried/cured for a few hours. And used the gold leaf pen to highlight the flowers and leaves on the embossed metal bit.

Here's the before:



And the much-better AFTER(s)!:

(without a flash but much closer to the true colors of the fabric)





THIS ROCKS   Logged
cchellez
Offline Offline

Posts: 63
Joined: 21-Feb-2009

Twilight Fan & WoW gamer


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009 07:39:49 AM »

Silly husbands. When will they learn to leave the crafting projects alone!  Cheesy

Gorgeous work. I'll admit I thought the teaser picture was something entirely different than a trunk before I read the title. Definitely looks way more expensive than $20.  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

All around crafting curious. Check out my Etsy: Color Me Curious

Swaps:
Craft Me Some Jewelry: Complete!
Little Swap of Horrors: Complete!
boo_zombie
rubybluedesigns.etsy.com
Offline Offline

Posts: 1477
Joined: 06-Aug-2007

rubybluedesigns.etsy.com


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009 07:44:43 AM »

thats beautiful  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

CHECK OUT MY ETSY!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/rubybluedesigns

http://rubybluedesigns.blogspot.com
http://www.wists.com/ruby_blue13

CURRENT SWAPS:
exstatic about eclipse - sent/waiting to recieve
ORGANISING: Two Tiny Things Fave Band Swap
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351944
v3nu5
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein
Offline Offline

Posts: 2557
Joined: 30-Nov-2008


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009 08:01:13 AM »

Awesome work! I love the design of the embossed suede.  Tongue
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Hondagirlracr
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009 08:23:30 AM »

I love it. Is that the couch you got,if so its great too?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
SkyyAngel
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009 08:27:31 AM »

I love it. Is that the couch you got,if so its great too?

Yup, that's my $40 couch. Smiley I <3 Thrift Store finds.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
bobbiemay
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 641
Joined: 31-May-2009


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009 08:35:32 AM »

It turned out great. What a find....
THIS ROCKS   Logged

dawt
I heart my duplicate daughters
Offline Offline

Posts: 731
Joined: 26-Sep-2007

I know, huh?


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009 01:06:22 PM »

Gorgeous! I want it! Seriously...btw, this rocks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

rocwen
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009 05:08:12 PM »

I love your new coffee table. You did a great job!  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Plans to give you hope and a future. Jer 29:14
Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2841
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009 01:54:05 AM »

Absolutely stunning.  That trunk is just stunning.  You did a fantastic job in redoing\repairing it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Crochet Little Mary Jane Booties Part 12/19
How to Crochet Leaves Part 6/6
How to Crochet Little Mary Jane Booties Part 11/19
How to Crochet Different Size Holes For Tree Skirts
How to Crochet Half Rainbow Borders
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Seed Packet Gifts
Cooking: Honey Month
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.