Monday, March 6, 2017

Refinished Trunk - Music is Love Looking for Words

Two years ago I bought a vintage army foot locker/trunk at an estate sale.   I just fell in love with it.  But stupid me, I didn't buy it the first time I saw it, and I was so upset about it that I went back the next day and let out a big sigh of relief that it was still there....


This was the really fabulous thing about the trunk - it had the original owners name written inside and I think he may have used it in Viet Nam....


I didn't really have the room to keep it for myself so I listed it in my Etsy shop.  And guess what?  It didn't sell.  So after about 6 months I took down the listing and it's been sitting in my shop waiting for a make over ever since.  Then a couple weeks ago I got the itch to start working on it so I dragged it into the house.

First I painted the outside with black, gray and white and gave it a light distressing....





Then I papered the inside with vintage music sheets. 



That is absolutely my favorite thing to use on the inside of old trunks...




It took me the longest time to find a quote that I liked but I finally found the perfect one "Music is Love Looking for Words."  I stenciled the quote across the top of the trunk and it was done!




I'm glad I waited to refinish it until the right inspiration hit me because I listed it in my shop and it sold in just 2 weeks.  I think it waited until just the right person was ready to buy it.

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  1. What a great quote! I'm sure it really spoke to the buyer. It must be nice to have that feeling of connection through your art. :)

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    1. It does - I love when I re-do something and somebody likes it enough to buy it.

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  2. Oh I'm so glad and I love the music and the saying!

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  3. Nice job. Is there anything you can't make makeover?

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    1. LOL - Well, I can make over anything. I just can't guarantee it will look good.

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  4. I'm so glad this sold ... but sort of sad, too, because I was going to send a link to my musician friend Jon (lonewolfconcero.com).
    I wonder, was the original owner the one who sold it to you and confirm it's history? Being of 'that' era, I think it would be fascinating to visit with him.

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    1. Well, thanks for the thought. If I do another one that size I will let you know. I'll go check out his link too.

      I bought the trunk at an estate sale that was run by a company so they didn't know anything about the history of the trunk. :-(

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  5. As usual, I love what you did with the trunk! You sure have talent! xo

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  6. I love the quote you chose....I'll write it in my journal today! Someone got a treasure! Hugs!

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  7. I love it!! You do amazing stuff Kim, so creative!!!

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    1. Thanks Cheri. I'm working on another one now.

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  8. Great story Kim! Love your makeover--the sheet music make the piece really "sing" (pun intended!). Thanks for linking up your project with Vintage Charm :)

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    1. LOL - love the pun. Now I'm sorry I didn't grab more of that sheet music when I had the chance. I'm going thru it quickly. I just love it.

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