Treasured Trunk

July 31st, 2009 in member junk     
TinTinJunkFan TinTinJunkFan, member
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Some of the clippings are words of wisdom she saved...some items are going on 75 years.... 
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A beat up old college trunk (from Kmart some 30 yrs ago!) and a journal full of ephemera from a beloved great-aunt---She saved clippings, Valentine cards, stamps, advertising cards, notes from friends.  I recently rediscovered her collection--it had been stored away for decades--finally decided to do something with them before the newspaper articles crumbled to dust.  I painted the trunk black, lifted it up on new feet, and then decoupaged the cards and clippings.  The refurbished trunk now stores a few quilts and vintage linens... and it's fun to see all the paper items she saved because they meant something to her.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, eclectic, , family room, bedroom, letters, paint, paper, decoupage, trunk

Comments (7)

shabbychick writes: Great idea - and a sweet way to keep some memories going...

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 2:11 pm on August 3rd
fellowjunker writes: Great project and very meaningful as well!
xojanis Posted: 10:22 am on August 3rd
suewhitney writes: Absolutely fabulous...great job!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:40 am on August 2nd
langi writes: I have an old trunk that needs a lift like this. When it is done....will post the results. Thanks for sharing what you did with yours. You gals all inspire me. Posted: 12:04 pm on August 1st
chippingcharm writes: This is so special...great idea! Laurel Posted: 11:01 pm on July 31st
mississippijunkmom writes: Great Idea ! Enjoy Posted: 7:02 pm on July 31st
alicemom writes: Another good job filled with memories!
smiles, alice Posted: 6:54 pm on July 31st
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