This sturdy and functional friend has been with me for the last 25 years!
I picked this Lucite trunk up in a display prop sale at a May Company
department store all those years ago...for $5.
It was mostly used to store my quilts in over the years, so I could keep them out of the way, yet always see them...it was perfect. I then passed it on to my son and daughter in law, who passed it back to me recently when they moved back to town.
I didn't have a space for it...so it was time for it to find a new home...but first a face lift was in order.
I took it apart, screw by screw...there is much hardware on this little trunk.
An old Ralph Lauren stencil I've had for years, married with Martha Stewart's new craft paint (the one that sticks to everything, including glass), gave this old trunk a romantic, feminine touch.
Back goes the hardware and all those screws...
...though making it pretty didn't give me anymore space in my home to fit it in...so off to my space at Leaping Lotus it goes...waiting to be found and adopted into its new home.
Goodbye old friend...