Monday, September 29, 2008

a coral trunk


My husband & I came across an antique trunk, & I think it could be as old as the 30's or 40's. As a little weekend project we renovated it into a bright coral red, & because we both love patina, we kept the dark brown trim to keep its original character. The Limon lettering above actually spells out "limonana" but I couldn't fit them all onto the trunk! We had made the lettering out of cardboard. You can see the before & after here:

13 comments:

  1. great before and after project! i adore the color choice too.....

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  2. wow. you guys did a great job! i love it! and yes, like amy said--great colour! ♥

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  3. it's beautiful. can you let me out now?

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  4. Wow - you did an amazing job - what a great transformation! Thanks for all your support and comments.

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  5. thanks everyone! so happy you like it...it will be featured on Design Sponge tomorrow (Thursday)!

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  6. GREAT work, it just looks fabulous!

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  7. I absolutely love this! It looks like Cadmium Reed, one of my favorite colors for painting. Awesome.

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  8. hi shirin, kissley here (i know layli and na'im through evergreen). i take a peak at your blog sometimes through layli's and just wanted to say i love the trunk. i'm a bit allergic to 'home diy' (but will try my first project soon - curtains!) so i admire your work! hello to na'im!

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  9. Amazing Shirin! I love it! (And congrats on getting picked up by design*sponge. Knew it was just a matter of time...)

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  10. Very cool project. I love the color, and the trim is perfect. And how cool that it was featured on Design*Sponge? :)

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