I finally tackled this trunk that has been sitting in my garage since our July 4th trip to Lake Eufaula. I had been waiting for it to talk to me, because sometimes a piece of furniture just speaks to you, and this one just hadn’t picked up the phone to tell me what to do with it.
I just woke up one morning last week and the first thing on my mind was Union Jack… The process seemed a little intimidating because I couldn’t find any detailed instructions on any other blogs. I will do my best to explain my process to you, but once you tackle this project, it’s not as hard as it seems, I promise!
1. I cleaned the entire chest, inside and out, with Simple Green.
2. I painted one coat of Simply White inside and out as well.
3. I had printed out several pictures of Union Jack painted pieces and I also printed out this instructional article on How To Draw a Union Jack. I taped off the design with Frog Tape. It’s my personal fave.
Photo Source: Inspired By You
Here she is… All taped up and ready to be refunked!
4. I used Maine Harbor Blue, and then a $3.00 sample of Behr from Home Depot for the Red, since CeCe’s new red paint colors won’t be debuting until late April. I just had to paint one coat of the Maine Harbor Blue, but 2 coats of the Red.
I was done with this project in one day. I usually wait a day to peel off the tape, but I was so excited I had to peel it off before I went to bed.
Here is the finished piece! I love her so! I put her in the store on Friday and I don’t think it has sold yet. I thought it would fly off the shelf, but I realize that this bold piece isn’t for everyone. It would make a great coffee table with storage inside or at the foot of the bed in a boy’s room.
I always tell myself if something doesn’t sell, then I will just keep it! But it always sells so I never get to! What do you think? Is it too bold for the average family?