My Version of Junk in the Trunk...

June 27th, 2012 in member junk     
annebell Suzanne Halverson, contributor
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I just have to say thank you, JMS members! I love seeing all your creations and being so inspired every time I come here~what a fun place to be! Every day theres something new here, and something that sparks new ideas for projects of my own.
I wanted a new coffee table, and in keeping with the spirit of junking, decided to use what I already have. 
I used an old trunk that I found on our farm, and painted it because I really didnt like that drab green. 
The feet on this cabinet were removed to make it shorter. I saved them and used them for this project. 
The back feet were only stained on one side, so I decided to paint and distress them rather than try to match the stain.  
Then I simply screwed the feet directly to the bottom of the trunk. It could not have been easier!
I love having it in the middle of this room. We use our living room a lot, and now I can admire the great hardware on the trunk every time I come into the room. The extra storage is a big bonus, too. 
I love my free coffee table!
 
I just have to say thank you, JMS members! I love seeing all your creations and being so inspired every time I come here~what a fun place to be! Every day theres something new here, and something that sparks new ideas for projects of my own.
I wanted a new coffee table, and in keeping with the spirit of junking, decided to use what I already have. 

I just have to say thank you, JMS members! I love seeing all your creations and being so inspired every time I come here~what a fun place to be! Every day there's something new here, and something that sparks new ideas for projects of my own.

I wanted a new coffee table, and in keeping with the spirit of junking, decided to use what I already have. 


And old trunk, some unused feet from an old cabinet  and paint are combined to make a coffee table with storage. 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Suzanne Halverson
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, furniture, funky, country, family room, living room, study, cream, paint

Comments (11)

murphysmarket writes: This trunk is STUNNING !! Very chic. Love it!!! Posted: 7:42 am on December 11th
SherryJ writes: Oh boy!! Have an exact replica right now on my screened in porch--will locate me some legs and get right on it! Thanks for the inspiration! Posted: 10:46 am on October 23rd
Cheryl writes: Just beautiful! Can you tell me what kind of paint you used on the trunk, please?
Posted: 9:20 pm on July 20th
seaglassqueen writes: PS. It looks like it was originally a US Army trunk from WWII that they issued to soldiers going over seas by ship. Posted: 4:07 pm on July 12th
seaglassqueen writes: What I love about this old trunk and its new use is that it is sturdy, durable and captures the imagination, plus I suspect you can open it and put a lot of things inside. I'm always looking for new ways to store stuff. Posted: 4:03 pm on July 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Everything about this is perfect...the legs, the color, the execution.

Jim
Posted: 5:40 am on July 3rd
LittleRedHen writes: Ooops! Just saved this in my Junk Inspiration file. I love the simplicity of your whole set up. Very Calming & relaxing. Thank you for sharing!

Tami


Posted: 11:31 am on June 29th
chippingcharm writes: Love it!! Re-using those "feet" was the pefect touch :) Laurel Posted: 5:46 am on June 28th
shabbychick writes: Love your coffee table! What a fabulous and stylish new life your old trunk has now!!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 1:43 pm on June 27th
NDJunkGirl writes: Love the marriage of the two pieces! Legs were definitely a must for this piece...and true to form, when the color doesn't work, paint it! :)

-Andrea Posted: 11:57 am on June 27th
gadgetsponge writes: Beautiful results! The legs are a perfect fit for the trunk and everything white works great in any room! Posted: 11:50 am on June 27th
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