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Antique Trunk Turned Coffee Table Makeover

March 27, 2017

I recently painted SIX personal pieces of furniture in our "new" house.  You know that saying "the cobbler's kids go without shoes?" Well that's true around here!  My own furniture pieces and house are the last to get some lovin'!

When we moved to WA and my husband got out of the Navy, we bought a foreclosed upon house that hadn't been updated since it was built in the nineties. I have a ton of projects that I've wanted to do but I've been so worn out with the traumatic birth of my son and his medical issues that I've set them aside. The last two weeks, though, I've enjoyed doing a few projects.

Today I'm sharing the before and after pictures of this amazing antique trunk turned coffee table.

My friend Adrien gave us the vintage trunk to use for a coffee table. She is the Queen of finding awesome stuff for cheap or free!  Our living room has a really narrow rectangular shape so we were having a hard time finding a coffee table that was small enough to not block the door to the bathroom/laundry room.

I painted the body of the trunk in Liberty Blue to add a pop of color to our mostly neutral living room. The legs are painted in Bronze Metallic Paint which matches the original metal on the trunk!

The Liberty Blue turned out so vibrant.  I did two coats on the trunk.

This little metal server is great to set coffee and food on.  It's easy to clean too!  I did put a coat of Tough Coat over the paint to protect it as well and add some shine.  Like the white fireplace? Check out how I painted it in this blog post.





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