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« on: April 11, 2010 01:50:23 PM »

Hi Craftsterers and Craftstererettes,
Hope this is in the right place. Should it be in Crafty Housewares or something? Please move it if I was wrong, Moderators.
I scored an amazing trunk from my neighbors' trash. Grin The wood's not moldy or broken or anything; only problem is, it's a really weird neon electric blue. Great color, but not what I want for a trunk. It's covered in something that I think is vinyl or something vinyly. It was painted, but the paint is all coming off in tiny flakes so I don't want to go that way unless there's a paint that works on vinyl and isn't too horrifically expensive? Should I put fabric over it? The problem with that is that I'm not sure how to stick fabric around the metal corner protector thingies and the clasps. Also, there's these plastic pieces (like two strips, joined at a right angle) on the edges. Should I take all that off, cover the trunk, and put it on again? If so, how, and would I need to destroy them and get new ones?
Any other suggestions would be very welcome. Thanks, y'all, you're always very helpful!

I'm looking for Simplicity 6340 (the 1970's sailor dress). PM me if you've got a copy to swop or sell! Cheesy
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010 08:06:00 AM »


I would get rid of the paint and take a look at the structure and integrity of the wood. It's not hard work if  you have a grinding machine.
I didn't understand the question about the metal pieces but as far as I interpreted it I would take them of carefully and put them on afterwards again.
Maybe you could post a picture of that trunk?

Greetings Christina
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