About a month ago I came across this trunk for $14.99 at Goodwill:
The first thing I did was spray the brass a metallic bronze with Rustoleum spray paint (outside of course).
Next I painted around all the metal fixtures in a cream color:
My mother sent me some postcards awhile back that my grandmother had collected. I decided to add these to the top of the piece to give it some sentimental appeal:
The next thing I did was look in Google Images to find passport stamp pictures. I used these as inspiration and painted them on the trunk. I then used the travel stamps that I used in my Pottery Barn lamp shade knock off. When I finished painting and stamping all this on, I lightly sponged on some wood stain for some vintage appeal. The end result: