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Turn a basic storage trunk into a beautiful antique trunk table
Turn an inexpensive storage trunk into a beautiful antique table with Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint and stencils. Check out the how to video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fQLu7Dcrrg

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  • How to make a suitcase table. Storage Trunk Table Diy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Rub wax on your trunk (go crazy with it)
    Paint the entire trunk (except for the hardware) with Rustic and let dry for 30 minutes

  • How to make a suitcase table. Storage Trunk Table Diy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sand the trunk with a sanding block or sander
    *The paint will sand off in the areas where you waxed
    Wipe your trunk with a damp rag
    Rub wax on your trunk again

  • How to make a suitcase table. Storage Trunk Table Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint the entire trunk in Treasure and let dry
    Sand again, exposing the Rustic paint and the original color of the trunk
    Stencil on the front using the color Yesteryear
    Protect the entire trunk with the Ultra-Matte Varnish

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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Thank you for the replying!
Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Wow!! I have two of these vintage looking trunks! But one question: What's the wax for? Thanks for sharing! Happy
Mark Montano
Mark Montano · 356 projects
It keeps the paint from sticking to the trunk so it looks aged and weathered. The paint won't stick to where you applied the wax, so when you sand it, it comes off and looks aged. Hope that helps.
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