How to make a hand stamped and painted trunk
What it looked like before we started.
I hand painted the flowers, and then used a diy contact-paper stencil and my sponge roller for the triangles.
Because I know (horrible mother much?) people get really freaked out about safety, let me assure you that we installed a safety hinge first thing. We also did away with the duct tape and installed a hinge in the back.
The back I did in about 30 seconds using my super handy little sponge roller I was telling you about. It makes things so much faster because the paint just flows or can be squeezed from the tube, and you don’t have to constantly dip or wear out a sponge brush! I love how it looks so ikat looking!
For the top I made a little tufted cushion so it serves as much needed seating in my living room. I really love how this project turned out–it’s definitely a statement piece. The only thing I’m starting to worry about is whether or not this is going to be an enduring piece for me–I mean, will I like this coral in a year or two or twenty? Will I always want such a bold piece? We’ll see. I guess if I change my mind Allan can always sand that sucker down again. Christmas comes every year, right?! ;)
This tutorial was provided by Miriam Tribe, from her site Mad Mim.