Trunk restoration

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I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and… Antique Trunk Restoration, Steamer Trunk Makeover, Metal Trunk, Steamer Trunk, Trunk Redo, Antique Trunk, Rusted Metal, Trunk Makeover, Rusty Metal
Rusted Vintage Trunk Makeover
I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and…
I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and… Metal, Vintage, Woodworking, Metal Primer
Rusted Vintage Trunk Makeover
I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and…
an old trunk is sitting on the porch
Rusted Vintage Trunk Makeover
I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and…
I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and… Furniture Makeover, Diy, Upcycling, Summer, Hutch Makeover, End Table Makeover
Rusted Vintage Trunk Makeover
I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and…
an old trunk is sitting on the floor next to a blanket and mittens
Rusted Vintage Trunk Makeover
I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and…
I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and… Antique Furniture, Furniture Restoration
Rusted Vintage Trunk Makeover
I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and…
I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and…
Rusted Vintage Trunk Makeover
I was given this vintage, rusted metal trunk (for free) from one of my co-workers late last summer. He had it sitting around and, knowing him, the challenge this would have presented probably amused him. But I was up for it. Or so I thought. It was musty and smelly… dirty... and pretty rusty. I had some citric acid leftover from my soap-and-sundry making days, so I used that and water to make a paste (no measurements). I scrubbed at the rust with the paste, some steel wool and…
Rusted Vintage Trunk Makeover
Rusted Vintage Trunk Makeover
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