Shabby Chic Metal Trunk

Hello Friends,

This is Arpita,Hope you all are well.Today am very excited to share with you all my first DT Project for Craftangles.

I am sharing a beautiful Decoupage Creation today and the reason I love this art form as it can transfer your old treasure into something new and pretty. This is an old  small metal trunk which is 40 odd years old and I tranformed into shabby and chick a look that I am in love with these days.

I have used the Gorgeous Decoupage Paper  FLORAL FRENZY from Craftangles which was part of their new release. Also used their yummy shades of Chalk paints Snow White , Midnight Dreams , Blue Stone and Bubblegum Pink to make this piece.

Shabby Chic Metal Trunk 1

Shabby Chic Metal Trunk 2

Shabby Chic Metal Trunk 3
Shabby Chic Metal Trunk 4
Shabby Chic Metal Trunk 5
Shabby Chic Metal Trunk 6

Brief Tutorial

1. I painted the complete outside of the box with Midnight dreams chalk paint.As there was a print on the box, I gave it 2 coats so the image was coats.

2. I rubbed this surface in random places with a candle
3. For the next layer I painted with Blue Stone and Bubblegum chalk paints randomly covering the complete surface.
4. Using a sandpaper i sanded the areas where i had rubbed with the wax,with this step the colors below shows giving a beautiful distressed look.
( Following  and Repeating the above steps You can layer as many colours you wish)
5. Again I rubbed it with wax and for the final layer of color I applied a coat of  Snow White Chalk paint and using the sanded again showing the all 3 colors applied below.
6. I fussy cut a few flowers from the Floral Frency decoupage paper pack and stuck them using mod padge.Finally sealed it with  a coat of clear varnish..

To buy the materials used click on the links below…

Thankyou for stopping by…
Happy Crafting!!!
Arpita Tornal

Arpita Tornal

Arpita is from Namma Bengaluru and has been crafting for almost 13-14 years now. Her journey began with embroidery and she can work with various art forms like sospeso,mosaic art,resin art.

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