Wednesday, 9 November 2011

I love a good old Trunk

I was thrilled when my dad told me he had this old truck that I could have. 


My plan originally was to paint all the metal in black and red.


The pieces painted in black had to be done because the rust was rubbing off, but once I got that all painted I felt like painted the rest of the metal edges in red might take away from the rustic look I like so much.  




I love how the leather on it is worn and torn and looks well used.  Makes you wonder where this trunk has been. 




I also added these castors to the bottom so that it could be easily moved around and so that it gave it a little more height. 





I am going to do a tray on top of it to protect it if we want to have glasses or remotes on it. 

14 comments:

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Very cool...

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Very cool piece! Thanks for sharing :D

Kei said...

That looks awesome :D Love how worn parts of it are, it's a real character piece!

The DIY Show Off said...

Love it!

Kate said...

This turned out awesome! I have a lil trunk obsession too ;) Thanks for linking up!
XO,
Kate

Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses said...

I love this! I'd love for you to link up at my party Stitch n' Niche Saturdays: http://www.coffeeandtheirkisses.com/2011/11/stitch-n-niche-saturdays-7-features.html.

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Love this idea! Storage and decorative all in one! Great job!

You've been featured for Functional Friday!

Thank you for linking up!

~Angela

Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

Love it! We use a trunk given to us on our wedding day 12 years ago as a coffee table. They work great... and offer extra storage!
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Carmella said...

Oh, how I love this room! The trunk is a perfect addition!

Carmella said...

Oh, how I love this room! The trunk is a perfect addition!

Carmella said...

Oh, how I love this room! The trunk is a perfect addition!

Carmella said...

Oh, how I love this room! The trunk is a perfect addition!

Carmella said...

Oh, how I love this room! The trunk is a perfect addition!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Awesome! I love it!

And great sofa for the man room - where is it from?