If you've been following along with me for awhile you might remember a few weeks back when I decided to tackle a project I'd been putting off for some time.
You can see that post over here.
I promised to give you an update when it was finished, so here it is-
My vintage steamer trunk turned coffee table!
Something you won't be surprised to hear if you've been following awhile: I wasn't going to spend any money on this project.
If you're new here, welcome to Creating a Life, where this broke single mommy does nearly every project on a zero budget! It really is lots of fun : )
I used some white latex paint I already had to paint the outside of the trunk, including the metal latches and the scrap of leather handle still hanging on. I could have removed the leather piece, but I kind of liked the way it looked.
I used metal legs from a stool I've had over 20 years (leftover from my retail furniture store days). It had been broken for a really long time, and I was happy to find a new use for the legs.
I used a couple of scrap boards left from my DIY Air Conditioner Screen on the inside of the trunk to give me a sturdy place to screw the legs into from underneath. I decoupaged them with vintage sheet music so they would blend in a bit better with the other papers on the inside of the trunk.
A sadly under used antique trunk now has a whole new life as a unique and useful piece of furniture with storage. I love that.
Later this week I'll show you a few more of the summer touches around the living room.
Thanks for reading!
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