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diys to spruce up a vintage trunk

diys to spruce up a vintage trunk

Suitcases were used to store and carry luggage, but today they can be used too. A vintage trunk is a great find – you can use it for storage, make a statement, add chic, and even convert it into a piece of furniture. If you’re lucky enough to have an old suitcase on hand, don’t throw it away, renovate it! Here are some DIYs to do that.


This tutorial is very simple: take your vintage trunk and spray it on. You can tape off hardware or just spray the whole thing on – with white it becomes a very gentle shabby chic piece. If you want, you can try different colors – turquoise, pink, gray or others to make a colorful statement or to match your interior.

Renovate an old and worn out trunk and give it a chic look and a new life! This project has some information about painting, spray painting, and renovating the hardware on the trunk, choosing the right colors. You can also add some decorative details like leather belts. Use this cool trunk for storage or as a stylish coffee table with storage space inside. Get inspired!

Add a pop culture touch to your space with such a cool Union Jack trunk! In this project, we’ll teach you how to paint a Union Jack on your vintage trunk to give it a bold new and fresh look. Such an item can be used for storage in different rooms and the whole tutorial is not difficult. Let yourself be inspired!

This tutorial is all about making an oriental style suitcase more stylish and chic. The tasteless floral prints disappeared after the trunk was painted turquoise. This color goes perfectly with brass fittings that the trunk stood on. If yours don’t exist, just add what you’d like.

A vintage trunk on the legs has been renovated and given a modern look following this tutorial. First it was painted white and then stenciled with some metal strips. The hardware added was black to contrast the trunk and create a bolder look. Get inspiration to turn an old trunk into a brand new one!

Got a boring vintage trunk and don’t know what to do with it? Renovate it first! In this tutorial, we will teach you how to paint a trunk with white and gold stripes to make it more modern and brighter. The idea is to spray the strips with washi tape. Enjoy!


Here is another project to renovate an old trunk and give it a bold and cool look. The trunk was made partly of wood, partly of metal and partly of fabric, so that some parts had to be tackled. So the author painted the first piece and renovated the hardware. He also added a glass tabletop to use the trunk as a chic coffee table. Further details on the project can be found in the source.

Here’s a tutorial on how to turn a vintage suitcase into a chic coffee table or bedside table with angled legs. If you need to renovate the trunk first, use some previous tutorials and then find some matching vintage wooden legs to attach. Read the entire tutorial to find out how it all works.

If you don’t just need a trunk for storage, give it a new function – turn it into a coffee table, for example. This tutorial will show you how to make a stylish and trendy coffee table with hairpin legs from a regular trunk. Feel free to give it the look you want first and only then put it on the hairpin legs. Enjoy!

Make a chic and stylish shabby chic coffee table out of a vintage trunk. The trunk is placed on small and comfortable legs and then whitewashed for a gorgeous shabby chic look. You can mask the hardware first or leave it whitewashed. Get inspired!

If you have a lot of documents, remember to make a filing system for a vintage trunk – very easy and very convenient to use. In this tutorial you will learn how to make such a storage system in the trunk building out of wood to store it in. Before building the wood using the ideas below, renovate the trunk to your liking!

Here’s another idea of ​​building a coffee table out of a vintage trunk by adding some hairpin legs. The author decided not to renovate the trunk itself, intentionally keeping its shabby look. Hairpin legs lift it to the floor, giving more space underneath and adding a light look. Get inspired!


In addition to being stylish, trunk-style coffee tables provide convenient storage space for toys, extra throws and pillows, a movie collection, and anything else that needs to be kept for a busy family. This rustic trunk style coffee table is easy to build. If you don’t have a trunk on hand, you can personalize it to your liking.

Ribbon is a very affordable crafting material and can be used in many different crafts. We have already seen some of them, mostly for holiday home decor, and today I want to share those of them that are suitable for your children - activities, toys, accessories, anything you like. You can easily realize these crafts together with your children and have a lot of fun together and inspire them with results! All DIYs are affordable and cool, get inspired and keep tinkering!

Make gift wrap ribbon with the kids - have fun and they will be proud to be part of this activity. Gift wrap tape is easy to make and will help your children develop creativity. It won't take much time so go ahead!

If your baby loves string, ribbons, and shoelaces, it's not always safe to let them play with items like those that are just lying around the house, especially when they are attached to actual shoes we wear outside. Make a ribbon box instead! It's safe and great fun for your child!

This ribbon rod is a great way to move around, dance, and play outside! All you need is glue, a stick, ribbon, wooden beads, and the craft itself only takes a few minutes.

Wall decorations always give a room a nice finish. Clouds are very cute to decorate a nursery or a nursery. This rainbow cloud is made of wire and can be used in two different ways: as a wall decoration or as a mobile phone when you hang it from the ceiling. Read how to do it in the tutorial.

Design this year's Easter dress! Learn how to make your own curly hair bows for the little ladies in your life.

Teach your kids some magic and make these wands play with! Your children can help you have a lot of fun, not even play, but also.

Pulling ribbons is easy and motivates fine motor skills for kids! We used pegboard to create our invitation to play on the wall. Using a breadboard is the quickest, easiest way to make this exploration. Read the entire tutorial in the source.

Do you love kids dancing? Make these dancing band rings! These are such a fun homemade toy for music and exercise and would make great party favors too. Band rings are wonderful toys for outdoor and indoor play, and inspire all kinds of dancing, twirling, and imaginative play!

So much can children learn from participating in web activities and crafts. Read on to find out how to make your own popsicle looms! Weaving is a wonderful opportunity for children to discover patterns and textures and to encourage the growth of fine motor skills and eye hand coordination.

These cool button headbands are another easy project that kids can get involved in. You just need to be careful if your kids are too young to use the hot glue gun. If kids under 10 want to do this craft independently, without adult supervision or help, use sticky glue or UHU instead. However, this will take longer for the glue to dry and harden.

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Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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