Painting A Paper Mache Trunk

White out junking a week ago I came across an old trunk.

It looked as though someone had added paper mache to it many years ago.

I knew with the texture it had potential.

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I decided to paint it with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint linen.

I was hoping it would chip off a bit more to add more texture.

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But it did not flake off like I hoped it would.

Still it sanded very nicely and because of the texture on this piece I still got the result I wanted.

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I added a graphic from the Graphic Fairy .

It was a bit tricky on this piece as it is not even.

I wanted it to look as though it was always there.

I love that it is a bit faded …..not perfect.

If you are looking for perfection then I would not do the citra-solv method.

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The lavender was a recent Decor Steals buy!

Wish I had bought more!

Next time I will!

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This is what the piece looked like originally.

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Bringing this to the vintage market.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Anne
    What a terrific transformation. I love the lavender across the top. Your vignettes are always so beautiful

    HAppy Spring
    hugs
    KAte

  2. says

    What a curious piece! Paper mache on a trunk. You’ve transformed it beautifully! I’m sure it will get scooped up at your market. :)

  3. Amy says

    What a great look! The trunk is beautiful.

    About the lavender…I so want a big bouquet like yours. If you ever see that deal again, think of me and send me a note so I can get some. (I will totally understand if you don’t remember to let me know though) :) I would say you have more on your mind than lavender and me. lol

    • Anne says

      Yes I will try to remember.You should sign up for decorsteals.They will email you and let you know the deal of the day.When that comes around again you will know :-)

  4. SueK says

    Hobby Lobby has lavender bunches…didn’t know that, just came across them, in the back by bridal stuff…suek

  5. says

    Anne, that is so beautiful. What a great job you did. A wonderful transformation. It should sell right away I would think, although you are a much stronger person than I, that would not get anywhere near a sale..Happy Thursday..Judy

  6. says

    Yikes! That’s the same yellow I found under the bedroom wallpaper in our house! You’ve given that trunk a new lease on life and somebody’s going to have a wonderful new storage/display piece.

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