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I painted the entire piece with two coats of Chalk Paint Decorative Paint® by Annie Sloan in Paris Grey and accented the wood slats with Old...great idea.

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Trunk Redo I have a nearly identical before trunk I'm thinking different colors, put it at the foot of my bed and turn it into a command center for all my DIY crafting madness.

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I have one just like this one and I painted it an old red many years ago. It has been used as a night stand, end table, coffee table and I love it.

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Do It Yourself Trunk Refinishing

You may have inherited or purchased an antique trunk that has seen better days. These trunks are an interesting conversation starter that offer a large amount of storage space. They can be used as a bench at the foot of the bed, as a coffee table or even as a stand-alone room accent that adds character to the rest of the room. Although trunk...

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Everything you need to know about antique trunks, including antique trunk history, information on trunk makers, and even trunk parts, trunk repair tools, how-to books, and help for antique trunk do-it-yourselfers.

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"My Passion for Decor" describes how she updates this old steamer trunk with Annie Sloan Old White and wax. Good post with lots of pictures. There is one of these in my basement. Hmmmmm....

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