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Easily Transform A Steamer Trunk With Beautiful Metallic Paint

We are back with our thrift store upcycle challenge and I’m showing you how to Easily Transform A Steamer Trunk With Beautiful Metallic Paint.

refinished steamer trunk

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The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

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Michelle | Our Crafty Mom – Debra | Shoppe No. 5 

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Easily Transform A Steamer Trunk

We had an old steamer trunk that was a roadside find years ago. It was actually updated with an off white paint, but was pretty scratched up and kind of boring.

None of the metal detailing showed. If you’ve visited here recently you know I’m participating in a craft room challenge. Storage is a necessity and I plan to use this trunk to store scrapbooks and photo albums.

Here is the before:

 

 

I told you it was plain and boring! My craft room is going to have a pink and gold color scheme, so I went with those colors on this steamer trunk. You can see my plans for the craft room here.

 

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I used my favorite Decoart Metallic Paint in Copper. Isn’t this color beautiful? Check out this mini cabinet I just updated with the same metallic paint:

 

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I painted the steamer trunk with a soft pink color:

 

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I used a small brush to paint the copper detailing. This picture is before I went back and touched up the paint:

 

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I actually use a q-tip for the small touch ups. It works like a charm! This room will also be used for my daughter when she visits so I bought a futon for this space.

 

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The steamer trunk will sit in front of the futon and works as a coffee table as well! 

 

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ELTEC

Friday 6th of September 2019

Awesome project!

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Susanne

Thursday 1st of February 2018

So cute Michelle!! I love the combination of the pink and copper. Wonderful update !! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Create and Celebrate :)

ourcraftymom

Sunday 4th of February 2018

Thanks Susanne! Love your fun party!

Michelle

Monday 29th of January 2018

This turned out so nice. I love the colors. I used to have an old trunk as a coffee table and I loved it but the metal was sort of torn up and my boys were small so we got rid of it so nobody would get hurt. You did such a great job!

ourcraftymom

Sunday 4th of February 2018

Thanks so much Michelle! They do make great coffee tables-especially the larger ones!

Sue Purdy

Sunday 28th of January 2018

You are so clever using the metallic paint on the metal edges and hinges. I have a trunk I made over years ago in chalkboard paint, and you've inspired me to look at it with different eyes now. Great flip as always Michelle.

ourcraftymom

Sunday 4th of February 2018

Ooh I bet chalkboard paint looks cool too! These trunks come in so handy for storage-especially in a craft room!