Industrial Vibe Added to a FREE Trunk

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!

Trash to Treasure Transformations by 5 Awesome DIY Bloggers

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?) While there and talking to the awesome lady who was selling the desk, she offered me this handmade trunk.

After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It’s a handmade storage trunk that she said was in her house when she bought it. It was 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.

After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Wouldn’t you accept this generous offer? It was in great shape, but just needed some TLC.

After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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After a good cleaning, I grabbed my sander and gave the paint some distressing. Then it was time to dig into my stash to see how I could add some industrial character to this freebie. Low and behold, I found these…

After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

…it pays to stash, I tell ya. I don’t remember where those corners came from, but they would look cool on my trunk, and the I salvaged those hinges off of a curbside table that was busted. Perfect!

In my shop, my husband and I build custom trunks that are a Pottery Barn knock-off (you can read more in this post).

Pottery Barn Josefa Trunk Knock-Off by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

So for this project, I decided to do a similar treatment. I popped those metal corners I showed you on the top, and then added some scrap pieces of wood to the bottom for feet.

After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I wanted to add a bit of character to the trunk, so just like in my tutorial for a Faux Shipping Crate Table, I used the Olde World Numbers on the front with the Chalky Finish Paint in Relic.

After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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?

After receiving this trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It’s perfect as a coffee table, end of bed storage, end table, or entry bench. I love it! See how those corners worked perfectly?After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Just look at how this funkified piece is ready to stow blankets, books, treasures with all the space it has to offer.

After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The pulls and key escutcheon are from Hickory Hardware and really make the trunk a fun addition to the room.

After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

My favorite part is the stencil. The number makes it fun. Love it too? You can find it available for purchase in my shopSOLD

After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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.

Inspire others to see potential in cast-off pieces – Pin and share! ♥

After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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.

Unleash the power of paint! This worn out Mid-Century table becomes stylish decor with some TLC and paint by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Check out these ladies’ Trash to Treasure projects:

 Confessions of a Serial DIYer

How to paint a thrifted dining set by Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer

 Bless’er House

Vintage china cabinet makeover by Bless'er House

 Girl in the Garage

Thrifted sweater redo by Girl in the Garage

Artsy Chicks Rule

Thrifted Sign Makeover by Artsy Chicks Rule

 

 

More of my industrial projects:

Outdated 1980's Dining Set Gets Farmhouse Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesSeems you can find these Bentwood rocking chairs unwanted everywhere. You'll want to snag one up the next time you see it since who knew this curbside find could look so good? by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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14 Comments

  • Christy @Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

    What a great freebie! Your simple touches take it to a whole new level. Love it all!

    November 10, 2015 at 8:39 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Christy! Can’t go wrong with a freebie. 😀

      November 15, 2015 at 5:58 am Reply
  • Mary-the boondocks blog

    This is gorgeous!! It went from boring to stunning. I love all those industrial touches. They add much needed details.

    November 10, 2015 at 8:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Mary! It was a boring white box in my mind, and it just worked out that my stash came to my rescue again. 😉 Now my husband can say it’s worth stashing, right?

      November 15, 2015 at 5:57 am Reply
  • Karen @ The Decorated Nest

    That came out great. And your right adding the number stencil, corners and hardware take it right into industrial chic!

    November 10, 2015 at 9:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Woot! That’s what I was going for, Karen. Thank you!

      November 15, 2015 at 5:55 am Reply
  • Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

    Wow, that’s awesome Larissa! Love what you did with it!

    November 10, 2015 at 11:10 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Nancy!

      November 15, 2015 at 5:55 am Reply
  • Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    This is so cool – and how amazing that it was free and already painted white! Awesome job, friend!

    November 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Can’t beat it, right? Thank you, Jen. 🙂

      November 15, 2015 at 5:55 am Reply
  • Marie at The Interior Frugalista

    I tell ya, what I’d do to rummage through your junk stash, Larissa! You must show your neighbor her old trunk now – fabulous!

    November 10, 2015 at 5:49 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      hahaha…you need to tell that to my husband. 😉 Thanks for the love, lady!

      November 15, 2015 at 5:54 am Reply
  • Trish

    I love how your freebie turned out.

    November 15, 2015 at 3:20 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It was fun to tweak it and give it new life. 🙂

      November 15, 2015 at 5:41 am Reply

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