This storage trunk had seen better days. The hinges no longer attached based on the wood being broken away, and the vinyl was a bit dated and worn. Let's make this pretty again, shall we?
Here is the before picture. The top is actually sitting on the bottom upside down.
Here is a photo of it after the vinyl and most of the padding was removed. There were still quite a few hidden tacks and staples that needed pulling.
I painted it white. Here is a close up of where one of the hinges used to be. My solution? Use a different type of hinge in the same space.
I used some padding to add some cushion to the top. I chose a fabric and simply stapled it on the underside.
This is what it looked like once the top was attached.
I felt it still needed something, so I decided to try to duplicate the pattern on the fabric, but a much bigger size.
I used a pot lid to form the base of the design, tracing 4 overlapping circles.
I hand painted the designs around the circles to create the pattern.
Perfect for hiding all those shoes in the mud room!