Very Old Five Dollar Trunk For My Craft Room - The Bugs Were Free!

I just love a good rescue story,
I recently found this old trunk sitting outside of a thrift store. It was raining that day so it was soaked,  it was really dirty, and there was a bunch of  bugs inside it. The wet sticker on the top said 5 bucks. What a deal! My Dad always says the bugs are free so I paid the 5 bucks and took it home.

I'm sure if I didn't find it when I did they would have thrown it out by the end if the day. It looked so unappealing sitting there in the rain.  

It's actually really old,
I did a little research and found out it's a toolbox that was used by telephone repairmen between the 1940s-1950s.

The inside smelled like grease and old tools even after I scrubbed it with hot soapy water.

It's approximately 27in long, 7in wide, and 10in deep.

A little TLC is all it needed!
With a little paint and some old book pages I transformed this old trunk into extra storage for my craft room. I also built that  tray for it. It looks so awesome now and the smell is completely gone!

I did film parts of the restoration,
I tried my best to film during or after each step and I did film a full tutorial on applying the book pages.

I hope you enjoy the video!

In this video I used:
Craft acrylic paint (black, hunter green, metallic gold)
dark antiquing wax
matte sealer
tacky glue
regular white glue
pages from an old book
foam board
masking tape

Tip Jar ~ Thank you!


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