Funky Junk Upcycle An Old Trunk!

Claire from Love Your Home shares a funky junk upcycle of an old trunk!  She creates bold geometric patterns on the trunk with masking tape before coating it with paint.  She then finishes it off by accenting some of the shapes in gold.  I love the style of this!

If you want to protect the surface after you’ve painted it, add some clear wax or matt varnish to finish it off.


The materials and equipment that you’ll need to upcycle your old trunk are shown below.

  • Old trunk
  • Paint – 2 colours (Claire used black and gold)
  • Masking / decorators tape
  • Mini roller and tray
  • Paint brush
  • Sandpaper
Did You Know?

Most plastic is not biodegradable and will survive in the environment for hundreds of years. Rather than biodegrading, plastic photodegrades, breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces. Plastic is also lightweight and moisture resistant, meaning it can float easily in air and water, and travel long distances.

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Let us know if you have any upcycling tutorials that you’d like us to share.

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