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Junked trunk to coffee table ~ perfect for adding storage to a small apartment


We're furnishing a small apartment on a tight budget with creative ideas for fun storage solutions.
painted trunk after
painted trunk after
old steamer trunk before
old steamer trunk before
the "lot" of steamer trunks {more ideas coming!}
the "lot" of steamer trunks {more ideas coming!}
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  • Mary Ann Boone
    on Jun 30, 2013

    I absolutely love what you did with your trunk!! I have an old trunk passed down to me from my grandmother. It looks horrible and I want to paint it, as well. However, I was wondering what you thought. Do you think it would be a good idea to take off brass hardware first and paint them brass and then paint the trunk? Thanks

  • Cynthia H
    on Jul 11, 2015

    Nice! Did you refinish the inside?

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      on Jul 12, 2015

      @Cynthia H - we did not. It was one of those things we said we'd do, but haven't gotten around to. She is still using it for storage in her apartment living room though.

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