Every second Tuesday of the month, a group of my blogger friends and I get together to share our Trash to Treasure Transformations. Wahoo! So be sure to check out their projects at this bottom of this post. Now, I have an industrial makeover for you today!
My project was sort of a no-brainer. The other day, my son and I went to pick up a desk for him to work on, which just happened to be two houses down. (how weird is that?) Also, while there talking to the awesome lady who was selling the desk, she offered me this handmade trunk.
It’s a handmade storage trunk that she said was in her house when she bought it. Originally, it is missing the hardware and she gave it a white coat of paint. And, if you know me, I don’t pass up FREE very often. tsk.
Wouldn’t you accept this generous offer? It was in great shape, but just needed some TLC.
First, after a good cleaning, I grabbed my sander and gave the paint some distressing. Then, it’s time to dig into my stash to see how I could add some industrial character to this freebie. Low and behold, I found these…
…it pays to stash, I tell ya. I don’t remember where those corners came from, but they would look cool on my trunk. In addition, I salvaged those hinges off of a curbside table that was busted. Perfect!
So for this project, I decided to do a similar treatment. Next, I popped those metal corners I showed you on the top, and then added some scrap pieces of wood to the bottom for feet.
Likewise, I want to add a bit of character to the trunk, so just like in my tutorial for a Faux Shipping Crate Table on the front with the Chalky Finish Paint in Relic.
Last, with a coat of black spray paint to those salvaged hinges, and some new hardware, my trunk is now industrial stylin’, don’t you think?
Just look at how this funkified piece is ready to stow blankets, books, treasures with all the space it has to offer.
Also, the pulls and key escutcheon are from Hickory Hardware and really make the trunk a fun addition to the room.
Last, my favorite part is the stencil. The number makes it fun. Love it too? You can find it available for purchase in my shop. SOLD
Above all, I hope you enjoyed this industrial style Trash to Treasure Transformation. Don’t forget to head on below to see what the other ladies have transformed for you.
In addition, inspire others to see potential in cast-off pieces – Pin and share! ♥
Next up, my daughter and I are going to show you how we transformed this dated Mid-Century table into a modern gem. Head HERE.
Check out these ladies’ Trash to Treasure projects:
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