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Painted Christmas Trunk

This metallic painted Christmas trunk is the perfect gift holder for under the Christmas tree.

A glittery Christmas tree with presents underneath it.

I love Christmas. When I was a little girl, I’d say around 10, I remember specifically singing in front of the Christmas tree all by myself. My own one-person choir.

I just wanted to soak in as much Christmas as I could. Then I went for years not celebrating Christmas so now that I have kids, I love to go all out for the Christmas season.

I love the vision of a trunk filled with presents by the tree. I’ve had this old trunk sitting around for so long it was the perfect candidate to paint!

Let me show you how I used metallic paints to turn an old wooden trunk into a painted Christmas trunk filled with presents.

A painted trunk with Christmas presents inside it.

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Doesn’t a trunk overflowing with presents by the tree sound the best?

A white fur rug in front of the painted trunk and Christmas tree.

Here is the old trunk before. It was left behind the previous owners and had a curved lid that was broken so I removed it.

A before picture of the trunk before being painted.

The inside I painted with Brushed Steel, Fusion Mineral Paint metallics collection.

The painted inside of the trunk.

The beautiful shimmer from these paints match my tree perfectly!

A silver/grey shimmer paint on the trunk.

For the exterior I used metallic Champagne from Fusion Mineral Paint.

The one side I stencilled this cute Happy Holidays sign.

Happy Holidays stencilled onto the trunk.

And the other side I changed it up with this cute stencil then wrapped a big grey velvet bow around it.

A bow on the painted trunk.
Wrapped presents in the Christmas trunk.
The wrapped presents inside the Christmas trunk beside the Christmas tree.
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These angel wings are normally in my daughter’s room but I brought them down and stuck them on the wall with command strips.

A large flocked Christmas tree beside angles on the wall.
There is a bow on top of the Christmas tree.
A wooden chandelier is above the tree.

I love the wings on this wall!

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There is a velvet bow wrapped around a pillow on a chair.
Pillow on a chair with a Christmas tree beside it.
Christmas tree in the living room.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here!

A painted trunk with presents beside the Christmas tree.

Fusion Mineral paints has many paints and stencils to make beautiful Christmas projects for your decor!

Make sure to pin it for later!

Painted Christmas Trunk poster.

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    1. Hi Rachel,
      I believe I got it at Antique Farmhouse or its sister store, Decor Steals but things don’t stay there for long, you have to check it often. Painted Fox is a similar store that usually have similar but keeps more things in stock.
      Hugs, Jamie

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