We are always looking for more storage in our little apartment, so this was a huge score. But before we could actually store things in it, it needed a little interior rehab. The originally lining was torn to the point of being unsalvageable and it smelled MUSTY.
|Before: old lining, smelled like basement.|
So we ripped out the surviving lining, I ordered some pretty cotton fabric with an appropriately art nouveau-ish print, picked up the spray adhesive and got to work.
|Spray adhesive - the adhesive of champions.|
Basically, I measured out each rectangle of surface area I wanted to cover and then cut a piece of fabric to fit - adding an extra inch or so all around. I sprayed adhesive on the area I was working on, pressed the fabric in and then used a straight edge to smooth out the bubbles and get the fabric into the corners. I folded under the edges on the pieces that went in last for a finished look. I also went around the edges with a hot glue gun to shore up any spots that didn't adhere properly.
|Working on the lid|
This was definitely a summer project - we had to throw the windows and patio door wide open to combat the aerosol adhesive fumes! But the result was worth the potential contact high - fully relined and with the addition of some cedar sachets, the trunk holds a variety of sweaters and blankets and looks pretty fly.
|Done, and only a little lightheaded.|
|After: ta da!|