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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Purchased this paper covered doll trunk with original tray at a flea market months ago, just go around to working on it. It is 12 inches wide and 9 tall. It was very dirty and the paper was mostly gone, leather handles and hinges had rotted over the years, it needed help. I cleaned it up, refinished the exterior, added new leather and removed most of the old paper from the interior. It was a very plain looking trunk at that point so took the liberty of adding new metal trim, not period appropriate but it does add some visual interest.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Oh wow, what an incredible turnaround you did with this one. I love the metal trim you added. It works really well with this one. Another beautiful job you've done here.
    2. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      Simply amazing and admirable!
    3. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Very nice Kathy ,I like the metal trim.A very popular lithograph on the inside
      lid as well.
    4. KathyKay, 6 years ago
      Thanks Drill, I usually try to stay true to the original look. When I finished this trunk it was boring so I added the trim.

      You have artistic talent which you use to add interest to your trunks. You create beautiful works of art by burning and staining designs into the wood.
    5. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Thank you Kathy that is a sweet comment, Your trunks come out very clean, certain trunks I do keep as original as possible.It depends on what it is though. I have to admit that I have looked for embossed tin to run down the center slats of a trunk
      with no luck finding a good pattern to use. I could see this pattern being used on a
      piece that I have. Wondering where you found it?
    6. KathyKay, 6 years ago
      Drill - purchased the metal trim on Etsy I found several different styles on there. I rubbed a little black paint on it to dull the shine. Not sure if this link will work, if it doesn't search Metal Ribbon

    7. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Thank you Kathy the link did work and the price seems right.Might have to
      give it a try.
    8. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 6 years ago
      Very nice job KathyKay! I agree that it's nice sometimes to dress up the plains ones a little, when you can use something that is appropriate or period looking. I think this works great for this one and is similar to some of the old embossed zinc metal that was used on some trunks. Of course they also used lots of fancy paper trim too as you know. I have also done something similar at times to dress up a very plain toy trunk if all the original paper and trim are beyond saving. Thanks for sharing!
    9. KathyKay, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love. Happy Holidays to the CW community, may we all find treasures to add to our collections in 2016.

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