What do you line an old trunk with?
Lining the inside of your trunk can be done in one of two ways, either with paper or fabric. Both are period correct but I highly suggest using fabric. When you line a trunk with fabric it not only looks very nice but is also durable and easier to clean when compared to paper lining.
How do you reuse an old trunk?
A vintage trunk can be also turned into a home bar, just renovate or decorate it as you need and then put on some legs of your choice, or put several trunks on each other. Voila! you can use the top or open the chest and place bottles and glasses inside.
How do you line a trunk with paper?
For Lining with Paper or Fabric: Start with the sides (ends of the trunk – left and right), lining both the sides of the bottom and the sides of the top. Begin attaching the material at the top edge of the trunk bottom, and start it out backwards, so it will fold over and hide your staples.
How do you line an old trunk with cedar?
How to Cedar Line a Trunk
- Start with the bottom.
- Glue the boards to the bottom of the trunk and let dry.
- Cut the pieces for the two ends of the trunk.
- Glue the end pieces into place.
- Measure and cut the boards to go on the two longer sides.
- Glue these side pieces and let the glue dry.
How do you clean the inside of an old trunk?
Next, vacuum out any dust, dirt and wipe down the inside of the trunk with a damp cloth. Luckily for me, the inside of this trunk was in good shape, and very little sanding was needed; just a good vacuuming and a wipe down of the damp cloth.
How do you remove wallpaper from inside of a trunk?
First, lightly sand the entire inside of the trunk surface, smoothing out any rough spots that would show through the wallpaper, and would cause the wallpaper to crease or bump up. Next, vacuum out any dust, dirt and wipe down the inside of the trunk with a damp cloth.
Where can I find old steamer trunks?
I’ve found them anywhere from flea markets, to tag sales, antique stores to even thrift stores. A jack-of-all-trades in home decor, steamer trunks can serve as a coffee table, bench and obviously storage. Still, when you open the trunk, it most likely smells old and musty.