I have gotten two trunks at the flea market a while back and I had not decided what color to paint them. I am always changing the decor on my house depending on my mood and I did not want to paint them just any color, so I decided on white. White never goes out of style and it goes with any accent color I might be in the mood that year or season.
One of my trucks was purple and the other navy blue. I had previously paint one of the trunks with interior paint but it just flaked off with time. I decided to try chalk paint this time around to see if it would stay. Guess what?! It did, no flaking once it was sealed.
I went a head and did my home made chalk paint mixture. You can find my recipe here
which I used on my picture frame.
I did about two coats of chalk paint on each trunk.
I used sand paper to rough up the edges and the hardware to make it look more antiqued.
After all that its time to seal the trunks. Sealing the trunks is super fast. I used a sealer that did its job in 30 minutes and it has almost no odor. It left the trunk smooth and way better than using wax.