Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Trunk Named Simmons

I don't know exactly when or why, but I became obsessed with the idea of obtaining an old trunk.  Perhaps I was inspired by the ones I had seen at crafts shows, or at least in pictures of craft show displays.

Last spring, I found my trunk.  It was outside our school, waiting for the garbage truck. 



 Now, I'm breaking all the rules here, as this is clearly a "before" photo.  But you can see why this is his name.


 The inside had been outfitted to carry tools, but since I wanted this for display, I removed everything.  


I scrubbed and rinsed and let it dry out in the sun.  I sanded and filled in any holes that went through the sides.  

Yes, I painted it black.  And yes, I covered "Simmons" on the outside, but that's still his name.
I polished up all the cool metal brackets and latches.  It's still rough, but that's what I like about it.


Here it is at a show I participated in last summer.  My husband helped to fasten some wires along the back to display hair pins and earrings (thanks!).

I found Simmons to be very large for some of the indoor shows I did, and I ended up using it for storage in my "war room."

Right around holiday time, I discovered a new use for Simmons...


I love my Instagram, don't you?  I found an excellent app called PostalPix that prints your photos for a reasonable price--and in the same perfect little square that we all love.

Add some tiny clothespins (from my stash), and I have the best picture display. Ever.




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 Disclaimer:  I was not compensated for my kind words about PostalPix.  I like their service and wanted to share it with you.  All opinions are my own.

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2 comments:

  1. I love Simmons! I'm glad you've been busy with shows but I miss you in blogland :) Happy New Year !

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  2. Totally dig it! What a great find and a wonderful redux!

    Jenn

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