Cube Trunks Decoupaged With Book Pages


Decoupaged Cube Trunks


I was cleaning out a closet the other day and once again I had to wrestle with these two cube trunks. These trunks had somehow taken up residence in the closet several years ago. I store our oldest photo albums in these trunks, but since they were so ugly and outdated, the closet seemed like the best hiding place for them.

In an effort to purge and unclutter, I decided to pull them out and give them a facelift so they could live out in the open.


After removing all the memorabilia, I lugged them outside to spray paint the metal trim black.


After that dried, I lightly sanded the trim. Can’t help it…, I just love a shabby worn look. 😉


I have several old books in my craft stash that I use for decoupage projects. I chose one with poetry. The pages were thick and brittle, which made them perfect for drinking up the decoupage medium. I used my fingernail to press around the edges of the trim. I thought it would just make an impression and I would use that as a guide to cut around the trim. I was pleasantly surprised when the edges that I pressed with my fingernail came loose without any effort.

I slapped the decoupage medium onto the trunk, applied the pages, then slapped more medium over the top.

“Wash, rinse, repeat.”


I’m still working without a camera flash, so I lugged the finished trunks back outside for their final photo shoot.

I love the way they turned out. They are now stacked and arranged nicely in my bedroom.

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  1. Tammy

    That is a perfect fix to the dated cubed trunks! Great project! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!


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