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    Posted 5 years ago

    trunkman
    (138 items)

    Sometimes it is hard to pass up a nice trunk hidden underneath layers of paint -- three layers to be exact. I cannot say that this is my best work -- kinda got a little tired towards the end.... still... looks better than it did. Now that I can take tin off a trunk I feel a little more adventuresome... but just a little..

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      amazing and fabulous!!
    2. KathyKay, 5 years ago
      Looks great, nice looking trunk under that horrible paint job. I'm with you, I hate to work on trunks that have been painted but sometimes you just can't pass up a nice trunk.
    3. JonB, 5 years ago
      I would have never expected such an amazing trunk was under all of that paint.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Now that really needed to be restored. It looks beautiful now.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Nice job Trunkman!! What a great looking trunk and such amazing looking hardware. Beautiful slat clamps! Again, very nice job, as usual!
    6. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Thanks Sean, KathyKay, JonB, fortapache, and jscott for the positive comments, and walksoftly,blunderbuss2, chrissylovescats, jscott0363, fortapache, JonB, SunnyP, bjb5859, mikelv85 and Manikin for the loves...
    7. chestmaster69, 5 years ago
      Thank you for your comment you are very help full. what is a good way to get the dust off while keeping it looking old. Not sure how to even start on my trunk. I have head muphys soap. any secrets out there ? thank you
    8. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      Turned out great, looks like Ronald McDonald may have owned this trunk before:)
    9. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Now that's funny.... :)
    10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      LOL...Trey! You are so right Trey, I didn't think of that. I just wondered who the heck would do such a thing to a beautiful trunk. I suppose that's where the saying "To each his own" comes in.

      You've done a great job here...and quite a job it must have been!
    11. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Thanks shareurpassion... one of those jobs that tell you not to do it again anytime soon....
    12. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      It's called oldmanitis ...
    13. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      You removed the patina !!!
    14. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Don't tell Ronald Mc.... he'll be most upset...
    15. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      This was simply a way for someone that travels a lot to spot the trunk from similar ones as it came out on the airport baggage turnstile ...
    16. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Eye -- it must be easy to pick you out of a crowd....
    17. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      The time period that this thing was built(Late 1800s) the only air travel was by hot air ballon,this monsters weight would have grounded it. Something tells me there weren't many turnstiles either. Great job T-man turning Mickey D's happy meal into
      something sweet.
    18. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      Trunkman ... I am a crowd ...
    19. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      eye -- explains a lot right there.... :)
      Thanks Drill...
    20. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      Glad I could clear it up for you ... Did you ever think how much work went into painting that trunk ? 3 layers and pretty much stayed within the lines ... Painted shabby chic is a thing ...
    21. FatBoy64, 5 years ago
      Wow, what a difference. I can't imagine that thing fitting in a room the way it was before.
    22. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Thanks FatBoy64 -- the previous owner said it was a toy box... poor kid...
    23. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      Wait ... This is not a toy box ????
    24. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Sorry eye -- a box for toys....
    25. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      Dang ... I was so happy looking at picture #1 ... Forgot to hit that love button ...
    26. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Have I made a huge mistake eye? I thought... I thought it would look better...
    27. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      I love the hardware on the edges ...
    28. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      This must have taken you many, many hours of tedious work and patience in order to save this one... It came out great!!!
    29. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      When it is painted this bad it takes about an hour a side. I have it down pretty well now so it seems to go fast enough. Thanks for the great comments..

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