Small Decorative Trunk Makeover

I thought I would share another awesome score from my neighbor's garage sale a few weeks ago. I'm a sucker for trinket boxes and small trunks so when I saw this small decorative trunk sitting on one of the tables I grabbed it.

Small decorative trunk makeover AFTER

Small Decorative Trunk Makeover

Here is what it looked like when I bought it. A wooden scalloped base and faux snakeskin body that needed some TLC.

Small decorative trunk makeover Before

I contemplated giving the base a fresh coat of dark stain and polishing the faux snakeskin back to its original luster because the colors worked well in my living room. But then I could see it in a crisp white finish and so I went with it.

Small decorative trunk makeover After

The exterior was painted in Simplicity White and the details in Elegance, both chalk paint from Country Chic Paint. After a coat of clear wax, I rubbed dark wax into the all crevices and it instantly took on an antiqued look.

This is what the inside of the box looked like.

Small decorative trunk makeover inside before

I painted the entire inside of the trunk with Elegance. To add a little surprise when you opened the lid I stenciled a Fleur De Lis and then dark waxed it to give it an antiqued finish.

Small decorative trunk makeover inside the lid After

To pretty the inside up a little more, I lined the bottom with vintage scrapbook paper.

Small decorative trunk makeover After with the bottom lined in vintage scrapbook paper

I think it looks far prettier now than in its original state. Don't you think it would look lovely sitting on a white chippy bedroom dresser, dining room sideboard or bookcase?
Small decorative trunk After