One of the really cool things I like to do is to re purpose items!!! You know, turning trash to treasures?!?! Bahahahha!!! Recently I picked up six old WWII electrical lighting trunks. These are wooden trunks that the Army used to haul and ship their electrical items... well I have decided that I want to try and turn these trunks into a cabinet/bookcase for hubby's Army themed "I love me" office..
The one thing that no one ever expects when re purposing items is how much work it is actually going to be.... There always seems to be one hitch or another... yesterday and today I am dealing with those hitches I am afraid.
See the trunks are OLD, like really old... and therefore they are musty and smell yucko... So yesterday I power washed all the trunks and then I powered wash them a second time with Krud Kutter power wash soap. I left them out in the 91 degree sun all day thinking that would get rid of the smell. No such luck...
So today I am mixing up so "Odor Ban" at 50/50 strength. I went out there and sprayed all the trunks again with that and now I am letting them sit in the sun again for the day. Hopefully that will work. If not then I am assuming that my only other option is going to be to paint then in some type of sealer. Which I was kind of hoping to avoid as I wanted to keep them as original as I possible could. Oh well... I guess we will have to wait and see!!
If anyone has any idea's on how to get "musty" smells out of really old wood stuff I would love to hear them!!! In addition - I would love to hear what is your favorite item you have re purposed???
Hmmm - as a matter of fact - how about a little contest??? Tell me what your favorite item you have re purpose is (in the comment section) and tomorrow we will have a drawing from all them comments and the winner can pick out any BELOVED KEEPSAKES DESIGN for FREE!!!!
Can't wait to see your comments and suggestions!
Until Next Time!
Lori McDonald, Designer
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