I purchased this old trunk at our local rescue mission store. It was in horrible shape. So sad....someone had attempted to paint it, spray paint it....haha. They had also put duct tape over parts of the metal finish to cover sharp edges. To top it all off...it smelled really BAD! Starting with some good old soap and water and a scraper, I began working to transform and save it's life! The inside still had the original paper lining, but it was too far gone and was shredding to pieces. After the clean up, I painted it with several good coats of love and relined the inside bottom and the tray with a old quilt which I purchased...you guessed it...on the Antique Alley Yard sale. I think it turned out beautiful!