Posted 8 years ago
I usually do not buy metal covered trunks to refinish -- but this one was an exception because of the hardware on it. It actually had four layers of paint on it, so I decided not to strip it all down but instead to leave the remnants of layers of paint on it for effect. Somewhere along the line an owner reinforced the trunk and added a padlock, which I left on. Although the second picture showing it painted black looks kinda cool in its own right, it is obvious that it is thick with paint up close including the hardware that was painted silver. I tung oiled the wood slats and put a semi-gloss on the metal, and some gun oil on the hardware. I will refinish the tray by taking a picture of the lithograph and printing it out and re-applying them. Fun project... thanks for looking!