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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.

Why do we like pompoms? Since they are soft, cute, and fluffy, and easy to make, you can make them in a variety of colors and shades. Today I put together some cool pompom crafts that you can do for spring that will make your spaces softer, more colorful, and more inviting. I think everything is improved by adding colorful little balls of fluff. Let's start!

These adorable DIY pompom placemats add a fun and charming touch to the table and are incredibly easy to make! You can add a lining if you want, which will make your pompom placemats a little more stable. Enjoy and stay charming!

These baskets are a great addition to your home for storing toilet paper in the bathroom or blankets in the living room. You can even fill a few bobble baskets with flowers for your wedding ceremony or use them as decor for your reception.

Think happy! These colorful DIY flowers are made with pompoms, soft leather, wooden sticks, and glue. They will improve your mood and make you happier, and they are pretty easy to implement. Take a look below!

Spring pillow? Yes, please! Here is a palette of orange, red, blue, and pink pompoms that are used to make a pretty bouquet. The pillow itself is a strong blue, but you can opt for a different shade. Make your sweet spring floral pillow and bring flowers in!

Pom-poms are too perfect not to love, and they add a pop of color and texture to simple items. In this case, a pile of leftover white fabric placemats was upgraded to pompom napkins with pastel pompom trimmings!

These flaky pompom dandelions just scream spring! Create a whole bouquet of such flowers and make a spring artificial flower arrangement that won't wither, so great!

Spring is here and it is high time to celebrate it with a beautiful wreath! This mint colored one is adorned with large multicolored pom poms and you can do it in just a few minutes. The colors are up to you, choose your spring inspiration!

This DIY is great for parties! If you want to add a little more fun and color to the table then this is the perfect DIY for you. You can make these pompom napkin rings any color, and there are many different variations that you can create.

Pompons can be used to decorate your vases or mason jars. Take colorful fabric and add pompoms and pom poms of your choice to these covers for a cool, vibrant look. Add your favorite flowers and enjoy!

Easter baskets are always a must for a great Easter. You wake up and crawl down the stairs and there is this wonderful pastel colored basket full of chocolates and goodies. Decorate your Easter baskets with colorful pompoms and have fun!

The great thing about these paper bunny treats is that they quickly cost almost nothing and are a delightful Easter gift. Fill them with candy and decorate them with fluffy pompoms for a cute look.

Ever want to add more interesting pillows to your space but need more than your budget allows? Feel like sewing your own but are sad about the range of fabrics available at local chain stores? Enter the mini pom pom. The end result is three unique pillows that are sure to cover the distance in more than one room in the home.

About Warwick

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

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