Submitted by bzhayes on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 06:42

I adjusted the measurements to make it longer and wider. I also looked the original Pottery Barn trunk and tried to copy the multi color finish. I had so much fun building this!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
stain and paint
Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 04/07/2015 - 21:21

This is indeed beautiful! Would you mind sharing where you found your handles? Any words of wisdom on the finish? Thank you!

In reply to by Linda7


Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:07

The handles are from Ace hardware--I had to spray them antique bronze since they only had them in silver. I stained the trunk is dark walnut from minwax and then used diluted paint in barn red and teal to spread some color here and there. Finished with some polyurethane in satin (spray). That's it!


Wed, 05/06/2015 - 17:39

Hi Beverly,

I just sent you another email, and then found your comments here. (I forgot we had communicated before. Old-timers disease! lol) Just checking on the hinges. Thanks, Linda


Tue, 12/25/2018 - 19:42

I don't know if you will check the comments on this brag post since you posted almost 3 years ago, but I'm also curious about the hinges to use. I have watched some youtube videos that show how to chisel out a space for the hinge, but I know there must be an easier way and an easier hinge to put on this box. 

Thanks so much ,