Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Traveling Trunk and a Good Cause

This is the story of the traveling trunk.
 
 
 
She's a true vintage beauty that really WAS used for shipping.  You can tell by the address painted on her.  Not the Paris address, but to the gentleman below.  Wouldn't it be fun to peek into the history of her travels!?
 
 
This trunk's character and sturdiness instantly caught my eye.  Oh, the potential...
 
 
But a facelift, some TLC and a renewed purposed was desperately needed.




 
Which brings me to a twist in the trunk's journey.
 
A wonderful organization recently held their second annual "Laughter is the Best Medicine" Foundation Gala.  Funds raised during this event go directly to the Emergency Room Enhancement Fund at our local Carrington Health Center.  Last year there were 1800 patient visits to our ER and the foundation's goal this year was to improve the ER to offer better privacy to patients.
 
So I gave the trunk it's facelift, added some legs for a coffee table refunction, and gave her a new (pretend) destination to Paris.
 
Donated on behalf of the JunkFest Girls for the Gala Silent Auction, here she is...

 











Linked to:

172nd  POPP party at Domestically Speaking

8 comments:

  1. Wow! I love what you did with it, but I also like the way it started out.

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  2. This is so great! I love the inside too. :)

    -andi

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  3. It's a beautiful transformation and a wonderful item to donate for the charity auction! I'm sure it saw a lot of action at the silent auction table!
    Jane

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  4. What a great transformation! I'm featuring your trunk table in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

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  5. This is awesome - I love it! I hope it brought a great bid at the auction, it definitely deserved it!

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  6. Hey Melissa, thanks for the input and not so sweet story about the local paper. I just have to say ... I'm going to be copying this trunk one day. I'd like to say soon but god forbid things do not work on a schedule around here. I have the legs, I have had the trunk a few times, and I do a mean graphic transfer every now and then.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  7. Is it just white paint? I have an old trunk that...is my husband's and it'd be nice to give it a nice touch of some classy! :)

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