Sunday, July 10, 2011

Whitewash Trunk

I hope everyone had a good weekend!  I have a makeover to show you that I'm kind of in love with!  It's a problem because I'm not keeping it so this post is bitter sweet!

I found this trunk at Class and Trash this week.  When I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!  Here's what it looked like when I spotted it at C&T...

Well hello Oregon Trail!!!  Long time no see!  Did you guys ever play that game growing up!?!  It was one of my favs!  I'm sure my 4 year old would think it was pretty lame but "back in the day" it was such fun! 


I'd seen the AMAZING transformation Kate at Centsational Girl (MAJOR blog crush) did to a similar trunk and knew I wanted to copy her fabulousness!

Here's Kate's gorgeous trunk in her equally gorgeous patio makeover!

She gave a great tutorial on how to get the same whitewashed look.  Click here to get the tutorial!

So's my BEFORE!

And here is my AFTER!

So tomorrow I'm going to shed a tear, put it in my booth for sale, then hunt down another one to keep it for myself!!!

Linking up with these lovely ladies!


  1. that looks so beachy and pretty, erin! great job!!

  2. I have the hardest time selling my things too. And more often than not I keep them! Not great for my business. I really love this trunk...super cool.

  3. looooove! Good job! BTW Oregon Trail was one of my all time favorites! Do I pay someone to help me navigate the river or do I try to float? My family member died of dysentery? Abandoned wagons? ahhh good memories!

  4. You nailed it! The trunk looks great and it's the perfect example of turning something from "blah" to "fabulous"!

    Nicely done!


  5. Um, love. Just love. And your pillows?! I die. Great job.


  6. It looks great!! And what an awesome find, by the way!

  7. Love this!! Nice job. I'm visiting from Sarah's link party. Feel free to pop by Catie's Corner and say hi. : ) ~ Catie

  8. Love love love it! I am cracking the heck up at Oregon Trail! We totally played that back in the day of the old PC ... I remember hitting /run/ or something to get it to work. Also, I have the same pillows in my new den! I finally cracked and bought that yellow Dwell one from Target and I just ordered those very same corn yellow ikat pillow covers from a seller on etsy! Great minds ...

  9. SUCH an improvement!! Love it!!

  10. I love little boxes like this. You made it look wonderful:)

  11. i'd love to feature your chest on my next revival monday, if that is ok with you let me know. it turned out beautiful