Hey GadgetSponge fans! Thanks so much for your continued support!
I've just completed this overhauled antique trunk.
After cleaning up the very dirty trunk, I gave it several layers of CeCe Caldwell chalk paint. I then took a good while distressing the surface to give it an appealing, worn appearance. On the interior, I stripped what leftover linen paper was left and lined it with custom cut beadboard. On the bottom interior of the trunk, I secured some Paris/French-themed fabric. Everything (exterior and interior) was then covered with several layers of clearcoat. For some height, I took some vintage iron hairpin table legs and modified them to fit the trunk. Done!