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« on: July 25, 2010 07:50:41 PM »

Hi, I've got an old trunk that I scored off of Craigslist and I wanted to know what can I do with it (besides put stuff inside of course  Tongue).

I wanted something pretty simple, since I'm new to the whole DIY thing.

My dad said it's made out of chipboard, and we went ahead and line the inside with vinyl so I wouldn't have to worry about snagging stuff on the original wood interior (Which is why the white back of the vinyl is peeking out in the third pic--I've still got to go cut it.) The trim seems to be some leathery material and the I don't know what the rusty metal is--but I'm not awfully concerned about cleaning it.

As yall can see from the second, pic, the bottom edge in the back has taken a beating, do you know how I can fix that?

And what would I have to do to either paint this or maybe decoupage it? Do I have to prepare it first?

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011 10:15:52 AM »

I think that would make a great pirates treasure chest for yourself or kids. I don't know how you'd fix the damaged parts. As for preparing, I'd wipe it down with at least water but I don't know what type of cleaning things you could use as I don't know about chipboard.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011 01:07:04 PM »

I have a trunk like that! Mine is in better condition though.

Can you hammer the metal parts back in shape? may be add a little glue and get some new nails or use screws and cover the heads with papermache\clay tabs (that you glue on). The metal can be painted, there are special metal paints that can be painted straight over the rust. No sanding, priming, etc it just needs to be cleaned (so not greasy) beforehand. On the big surfaces you could do a decoupage. Get some old books/magazines / coloured pieces of paper and make it your own piece of art!

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