It was really simple in plan...Scrape the canvas off, sand the wood smooth, stain the different woods different colors. Sounds easy, right? I spent DAYS getting it done, and I'm STILL dusting brown dust off of things in the house. But, it was totally worth it. This trunk holds every single item of clothing that I needed it to, and is perfect for the new front room we will have. I can't wait to show it off in it's new home!