Decisions Decisions: what color do I paint my vintage trunk and hardware?

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It all started when I saw the pic below on instagram. I was instantly reminded how I need to paint the cubed trunk I have. Mine was bought at Marshalls years ago but it was covered in animal print craft paper. The hardware was left bronze and rustic. I love it and use it as a side table but I want a fresh new look….

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This above is so vibrant and full of life…
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Over on diy showoff, they painted their freebie find with stripes.
I am really liking the way the blue looks. Maybe I could paint mine cobalt blue with black and white stripes with gold hardware or maybe cobalt blue hardware, white trunk with black stripes. Is that too many colors?

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I even like the sporadic studs on this green trunk. I could get some stencils too instead of stickers. I like the way this turned out with vintage lettering to spell out Paris. I just bought a yellow candelabra from Marshalls for $10 on clearance. They didn’t have any other colors I would want and that was the closet thing near chartreuse (sour apple green) that I have in my living room. I am thinking of leaving it yellow and just adding a few more yellow accents (just a few as I’m not a huge yellow fan) because I love the contrast and how it compliments cobalt blue. So seeing this yellow truck from etsy, is making this decision so much more difficult.

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I toyed with the idea of sheet metal but that would probably entail more labor than I want to do…

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{Images via etsy, {images via fresh home, little miss maggie, cut out and keep, design manifigue, not a trophy wife}

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2 thoughts on “Decisions Decisions: what color do I paint my vintage trunk and hardware?

  1. You’re right ,, that is a tough decision especially after seeing all the cute choices.. I really liked the sheet metal .. That definitely caught my eye.. Can’t wait to see what color you chose..

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