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My $1 Storage trunk

Can you believe I only paid $1 for this storage chest/trunk? It was a great yard sale deal! Of course when I found it it looked like this... It was a dad and his son who was running the sale.  The son who was about 15 was the first one I saw and I asked him how much the chest was. He shrugged his shoulders and said $1 !!  I gave him a buck and took off! haha. The lock was stuck on it but we have a tool for that so it was not a problem at all. And then I just used white paint (no primer) and applied it with a paint brush Oh, and I love how it came with this insert... oh and another comment, I have  come across a lot of storage chests and they want anywhere from $40-$80 and when you open it up it's disgusting and or has a bunch of stains but this one did not. Next was adding the numbers! I bought these stencils at hobby lobby.. I never painted with stencils so I had to practice...i chose the inside of the chest... Not too bad, not too hard either. I just used a sponge brush to paint