Friday, September 10, 2010

Look What I Found Today

I had a few extra minutes before meeting my husband for lunch, so I thought I'd pop into the thrift store for just a minute....

I found this super cute trunk!

It even has a movable rack for hangers! It has some condition issues - scratches and dents, the latch is a bit sticky, and the inside needs re-lining - but it's perfect for my little one's doll outfits! It's 16" tall and 8"x8" wide.

Does anyone have any suggestions on redoing the lining? The outside of the trunk is metal, but the inside of the trunk is wood, so I don't want to get it very wet. I was thinking just peel off what I can, sponge it lightly, seal it, and then apply a new paper lining. I'd love any advice!

And if you have any info on the age or the doll that went with it, it would be fabulous to know!

I wonder if I can find similar star paper?!


Tiedupmemories said...

Very Cool! You could recover the inside with another paper. Just use a modge podge glue. Check Dick Blicks if you have one near you for cool papers! They have the big sheets so you can cut the right size. I would tear out the torn pieces and just cover over the paper. How much fin is that! Have fun!

Cottage In The Sun said...

Oh, I have never heard of that shop, I will have to check it out! It would be great to not have to piece the papers together. Thanks!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Could you salvage enough to scan & make your own replacement paper? It would make a beautiful display case for your tin stars!