How to Make a False Bottom

This post is the second part to Teaching my 5 year old how to refinish furniture.  We finished painting and decorating the trunk.  I also added a neat feature to the trunk, a false bottom or a secret compartment!


What you'll need to make a Secret Compartment



I glued and clamped the short boards to the board.  I didn't bother painting the underside - no one is going to see that anyway - except for this post. :)



If you follow me on instagram you saw my daughter putting these foam kits together in an assembly line fashion last year.  I had no idea what we were going to do with all of these, but she did such a fantastic job I held onto them.  We FINALLY had a use.



We painted the top pink and glued all of these things on it. How cute is that!



Here is what the bottom of the trunk looks like with the false bottom - very pretty :)



I glued a piece of ribbon under one of the decorative pieces for a nicely concealed handle.  Also, because I used shortened side boards underneath the false bottom, if needed we can push down on and the bottom will pop up.



Now the trick is getting to the false bottom...

Stephanie Weaver

Grinning Like An Idiot: Create your Happiness. I'm a stay-at-home mom who doesn't 'stay' very well. I like to provide everyone with resources and ideas for crafts, painting and DIY!