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Bringing Bling to an Old Trunk


A Fun Furniture Flipping project featuring Country Chic Paints.

Time again for a Fab Furniture Flippin Contest® entry! This month's theme is "Bling, Bling" and features Country Chic Paints. I received product in exchange for this post, but like always, the views expressed are my own. 

This old Bombay Company trunk is about to get a furniture flippin' makeover!

Once upon a time there was a magical place called Bombay Company and they had a outlet store in the same mall that I worked in circa 2000. Anyway, I bought this faux trunk/box for a mere $35. After multiple moves one of the latches on the front broke but other than that it had crazy sturdy handles and held up nicely. Unfortunately, we abandoned the 'World Antiquities' decor look so it never really fit in anywhere; making it ripe for flippin'. 

All-in-One Country Chic Paint and Metallic Cream for Flippin' Furniture.

You should know by now I love color so I decided to use Country Chic's All-in-One Paint in Luscious Lime along with Belt Buckle Metallic Cream to add the look of travel trunk 'bling' to the box.

What I really appreciated about Country Chic Paints is that they use plastic containers which makes it so much easier to open and use. All I had to do was lay down a drop cloth and get to work. Another key selling point that might be overlooked by many...their instructional videos. Sincerely, before the paint arrived I watched all of them and walked away filled with knowledge and confidence to try out a few of the techniques they demonstrated. 

Okay, enough talk, let's get to the project.

It was super easy to paint, distress, and then add metallic cream to this furniture project.

Considering how dark the box was I was surprised it only took two coats to cover it. 

After the second coat dried I distressed it. I didn't need to but curiosity got the best of me and I wanted to see what it would looked like.

Finally, I started applying the Metallic Cream to the the detailed edges of the box. 

Transforming an old Bombay Company trunk into a colorful side table.

Oh, my. The cream is the consistency of a soft icing and you can add as much as you'd like to get the look you're going for. YOU MUST WATCH THE VIDEOS! I started out small but couldn't stop adding more and more. 

In the end, I found I had the most control of the product when I used my fingers to get it into the grooves and I was able to give it a smoother finish that way as well. 

The finished project! Luscious Lime Country Chic Paints and Belt Buckle Metallic Cream

In the image above, depending on the light, it looks as if the color goes from nearly neon to a sea foam shade. I can assure you that's just my lacking photography skills. The Luscious Lime is bright without being overpowering and fits in perfectly with our colorful decor. 
I couldn't be happier with the transformation! 



The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest Gals

Be sure to visit this month's FFFC hosts Sweet Tea Refinishing and Thirty Eighth Street for more inspiring projects. If you are interested in participating in future contests contact info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com



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