This is the second trunk that I wanted to makeover. I have had this for a very long time, I think it's one of my first treasures that I ever found. I remember when I bought it at a garage sale it was painted a light gray and red and cost me $2.50! Funny how you can remember things like this, I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday but I can remember details about my junking treasures!
I since painted it Hunter Green(!) and it has been in the basement taking residence with my husbands Green Bay Packer decor:)
I saw a wall papered with old book pages on Pinterest, but had the idea of covering the trunk with them. I just used watered down white glue to adhere the pages to the trunk and after I got the pages glued on I brushed it with another coat. I worked one piece at a time so I could brush the final coat on right away before it dried.
It was a little time consuming but not bad. This trunk was on it's way out so I figured if it didn't look good I would just get rid of it.
The leather straps were broken off on this trunk so I just removed the metal parts that held the straps and papered over the holes.
I don't think it turned out too bad, for a last minute idea,