The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 13, 1975 · Page 44
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 44

Provo, Utah
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Sunday, April 13, 1975
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Today's Treasures Restore Old Trunks With Care By Jean Barnes (First of two columns) "Refinishing a trunk is hard work," declared Fran Thompson. She and*Carol Gawthrop owned and operated Treasure Trunks for for more than seven years, specializing in restoring and refinishing a wide variety of these nostalgia : laden relics. When asked, they eagerly consented to share their knowledge and the fruits of their experience with Today's Treasures readers. And, even though it is hard work they both agree that a beginner can do a creditable job by exercising care and patience. "Be sure you start with a trunk that is in good condition" was their first bit of advice. "Leave the restoration to the expert. Don't try to replace a bottom or missing tin." Each part of the exterior must be handled separately-, they said. The first step is to remove the handles. Be sure and keep the handles and the hardware in a safe place so you will have them when the time comes to put them back on. Tighten any loose hardware — hinges, lock, strap guides. If hardware or ornaments are missing from the front or sides, they may be replaced with identical pieces from the back of the trunk where it won't be seen when set against a wall. Most large trunks are either tin or canvas-covered. If tin, nail down any loose edges or corners. Clean with a wire brush to remove loose paint and rust. Don't try to replace worn or torn canvas. Instead, our experts recommend that you use a single edge razor blade to cut away the canvas. Cut closely along the edge of the wooden or metal slats. There will be wood underneath the canvas which can then be refinished or antiqued. "Don't remove the slates (the strips or wood or metal reinforcement) or you're liable to have the whole trunk fall apart." they warned. If the slates have been painted strip the paint and sand until smooth. In the next Today's Treasures column, the specialists will talk about refinishing and lining trunks. Sunday, April 13, 1975, THE HERALD, Provo, Utah-Page 45 : . : . : . : ;:; : ::: : ;:::: : x : :w^ I Hunter • Johnson I I i l i ! n p I I i I & I I Most trunk oerts beginners can handle simple repairs on an old like this flattop. Leave major restoration for ex- Wedding Date Set Mr. and Mrs. Shirley J. Hunter, Provo, announce the roming marriage of their daughter Shirleyne to J. Kent Johnson, son of Alma L. Johnson, Springville, and the Jate Irene H. Johnson. The couple will be married Saturday at the home of the bride's parents at 1007 E. 200 N., Provo. Friends and relatives are invited to attend an open house from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. immediately following the wedding. No formal invitations will be sent. The prospective bride graduated from Provo High School and has been employed at Brignam Young. University for several years. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of BY High and Brtgham Young University. He is currently employed in Provo. The couple will make their home in Springville following their marriage. SxWSWSWftW^ summer slings from souvenir 7.97 Reg. 8.99. The sling's the thing for summer footwear. And we have just the sling you'll want. It's extra soft and comfortable with a cushioned insole and stretchable heel sling. Perfect for your summer clothes; in red, white, navy or black shiny crinkle. All colors available in sizes 5 to 10 medium, 61/2 to 9 narrow, in black or white. Budget Shoes, all stores. t-fops are terrific, dobie has them all *3 to 4.50 The warmer weather calls for T-tops, and we've got some great ones in washable poly/cotton. See our Dobie T-tops, including those shown here, in ZCMI Budget Children's Wear, all stores. Solie color, short-sleeved top in white, red, navy, yellow, blue, peach or mint. Sizes 4 to 6x, $3; sizes 7 to 14, 3.50. Pretty embroidery brightens the neckline of the top on the right. Available in sizes 4 to 6x, $4; sizes 7 to 14, 4.50. Football numbers are popular on T-tops, look at our own version at left. Sizes 4 to 6x, 4.50; sizes 7 to 14, 4.50. famous brand sportswear you will recognize ^p™ ™ ™ ^pw 14.99 List $20 to $45. Save to 66% on the famous brand name polyester denim knit coordinates. These are values you can't afford to miss. We have most items in sizes 10 to 18 in blue or beige. Budget Sportswear. reg. $20, shell 9.99 reg. $22 shirt i . .9.99 reg. $24, skirt 9.99 reg. $26, pant 9.99 reg. $35, vest 14.99 reg. $42, short-sleeved jacket 14.99 reg. $45, long-sleeved jacket 14.99^ r <ii '-' ' /I Jm I \\ \ i I I • II --*•»>««..,<.„„,„.„„ knit fops to 9 oo Hurry! - */zes S-M-t. I 1 i

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