Tin trunk end table

October 24th, 2009 in member junk     
dohlman dohlman, member
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Found this rusty studded tin trunk at a salvage yard for $10.  Just what my wife and I were looking for to replace our traditional end table ("Down with traditional!").  Cleaned up and given a coat of Briwax to seal the rust, it works perfectly in our living room.  A piece of beveled plate glass from Hobby Lobby set on a group of studs makes a solid foundation for the lamp.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, furniture, living room, brown

Comments (9)

shabbychick writes: We're getting such an awesome junk tour of your home! It's all so wonderful - and your "new" sidetable is fantastic!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 3:30 pm on October 27th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Ohhh I want this! Posted: 2:38 pm on October 26th
suewhitney writes: Great old trunk. Your home looks like it has lots of character ala junk. Nice!!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 11:10 am on October 25th
oldnews writes: I have a love of old trunks too and I love this one! You're right, "down with traditional"! Words to live by! Marie Posted: 7:59 am on October 25th
MimiToria writes: This is a fabulous end table. Love the look of it as well as the idea you came up with regarding the glass to solve the problem of an otherwise tipsy lamp. Nice job.
Gretchen Posted: 8:38 pm on October 24th
IPlayOutsideTheBox writes: Again....great idea! Posted: 5:58 pm on October 24th
jacklynn4 writes: I love this look, I especially love that the piece of glass doesn't cover the entire top. That's a great look! Posted: 4:49 pm on October 24th
DownHomeDIY writes: I love that you and your wife junk as a team! Fun for the whole familly.
~MB
Posted: 2:48 pm on October 24th
monakent writes: That's it....give me your address and give it to me NOW .....I'm coming to take over your condo!!!! :o)

UNbelievable that this was a mere $10. I am still sitting here with my mouth open.... Awesome end result. gailmarie
Posted: 12:49 pm on October 24th
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