So I was strolling through the thrift store the other day and happened upon this trumpet case:
It was empty so it begged the question, ” What happened to the trumpet?”. That is part of the fun of acquiring second-hand items… the mystery that sometimes lies behind them!
Amazing friends, today I am sharing how I gave a new purpose to this mysterious trumpet case! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I started by tearing out the insides. I took this picture after I had already removed the top part:
That bottom part was pretty stubborn, but I finally got most of it out…
I painted the outside in my favorite white, Bit of Sugar by Behr, made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe with video HERE.)
Then I added a few stripes using FrogTape in Behr’s Grey Morning, also made into chalk paint.
I embellished the front a bit by adding some numbers using this stencil:
I sanded lightly all over, then waxed with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax, and voila:
It had a tag on the front that I decided to leave in place…
I don’t think I could have removed it if I tried, but I wouldn’t have either way.
I only added stripes to the top half…
I painted right over the hardware as well…
And the handle…
They were asking $15 for this case, which I thought was a lot, but luckily all yellow tags were 50% off that day. Not too bad for under $8.
Any time I add numbers to something, someone always asks what the numbers I chose mean?
The usually don’t mean anything, but this time I chose 97…
The nine is for my oldest who was born on 9-9, and the seven is for my youngest who was born on 7-7. 🙂
And of course you already know I redid the inside as well…
The JoAnn Fabrics near me is liquidating their inventory to move into a new building, so I got a deal on this pretty fabric.
Using a darker patterned fabric hides any imperfections. See how I lined this case in this tutorial HERE.
This case is a great size for storing so many things, and so fun that it used to be a trumpet case, right?
I’m still curious about what happened to the trumpet, but at least we now know what happened to the case!
This will be off to the shop this week!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing how I gave this chair I bought to use in our Halloween display last year, some love:
UPDATE: See how this chair got a fresh new look HERE now!
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