This was my first ever successful DIY and upcycle. I wanted to update the final reveal pictures and share it with you as it’s been lost in the Pink Fortitude archives. You know those cutie clementines that come in the wooden crates? Well they are perfect for an upcycle project. This cutie crate was upcycled into a vintage trunk. You will never believe the before and after!

This was my first successful DIY and upcycle. I wanted to update the final reveal pictures and share it with you as it's been lost in the archives. You know those cutie clementines that come in the wooden crates? Well they are perfect for an upcycle project. This cutie crate was upcycled into a vintage trunk. You will never believe the before and after!

 

We had a little basket right inside the door to catch all of the wallets, phones, glasses, iPods, etc. Does the entry at your house have something similar?

 

entry way

 

And this is where everything goes. Solidarity anyone?

 

Cutie Clementine Box to Vintage Trunk Upcycle DIY by Coconut Head's Survival Guide

 

We have this awesome vintage trunk in our entry in lieu of a console table.  In my head, I was going to create this incredible vintage trunk box to collect all of the door clutter.  The only problem – I have not been blessed with the DIY/Crafty gene. A four year-old can craft better than I can. Hence why all of the DIY’s and upcycles on this blog are super easy.

This one is a little more complicated and took a little more time, but trust me, if I can do it, so can you!

 

The Supplies

Here’s what I started with:

Cutie/Clementine Crate

Pleather/Vinyl Material

Hardware

Suede and Velvet Ribbon

 

Cutie Clementine Box to Vintage Trunk Upcycle DIY by Coconut Head's Survival Guide

 

The DIY

I found the pleather/vinyl material in the clearance bin.  I used both hot glue and also stapled it down.

 

Cutie Clementine Box to Vintage Trunk Upcycle DIY by Coconut Head's Survival Guide

 

It took some careful cutting.

 

Cutie Clementine Box to Vintage Trunk Upcycle DIY by Coconut Head's Survival Guide

 

But I was able to cover the outside.

 

Cutie Clementine Box to Vintage Trunk Upcycle DIY by Coconut Head's Survival Guide

 

Then I glued some smaller pieces inside. In the places where the glue didn’t hold, I used a staple gun.

 

Cutie Clementine Box to Vintage Trunk Upcycle DIY by Coconut Head's Survival Guide

 

Then I added some pretty velvet ribbon with hot glue as a trim.  I wanted it in leather/suede material but I couldn’t find any more of it.

 

Cutie Clementine Box to Vintage Trunk Upcycle DIY by Coconut Head's Survival Guide

 

Next came the hinges and hardware and tacks.  Then I hot glued the handles.

 

Cutie Clementine Box to Vintage Trunk Upcycle DIY by Coconut Head's Survival Guide

 

Finally, I fixed up the inside… and…

TA DA!

 

 

This is the vintage trunk… see how it matches?  Or at least coordinates?

 

This was my first successful DIY and upcycle. I wanted to update the final reveal pictures and share it with you as it's been lost in the archives. You know those cutie clementines that come in the wooden crates? Well they are perfect for an upcycle project. This cutie crate was upcycled into a vintage trunk. You will never believe the before and after!

 

A lot of projects I like to do are frugal.  This one was less on the frugal side of the track and more to replicate the look of our vintage trunk.

 

This was my first successful DIY and upcycle. I wanted to update the final reveal pictures and share it with you as it's been lost in the archives. You know those cutie clementines that come in the wooden crates? Well they are perfect for an upcycle project. This cutie crate was upcycled into a vintage trunk. You will never believe the before and after!

 

By the Numbers

4 stores to find everything I needed (craft rookie – I could have planned better)

$25.00 in supplies (hello clearance bin!)

Hot glue, scissors, and phillips screwdriver

3 hours of labor.

 

Was it worth the effort?  Absolutely!

 

 

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This was my first successful DIY and upcycle. I wanted to update the final reveal pictures and share it with you as it's been lost in the archives. You know those cutie clementines that come in the wooden crates? Well they are perfect for an upcycle project. This cutie crate was upcycled into a vintage trunk. You will never believe the before and after!

 

Connect and Share

What do you think?  Have you ever upcycled a Cutie Crate?  What did you make with it?

Love, hugs, and happy to have a Cutie home for the not so Cutie door clutter.


 
 
 
 
 
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