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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vintage Trunk for Thursday

This is an old trunk that was in my parents' basement for years. It was covered in army green canvas like material. My husband and I stripped all that off exposing the wood underneath. We then painted it and stained it.
We lined it with muslin and it now holds pictures from years and years - you know how they collect! When a person talks about their house burning down or a tornado coming and what would be the first thing you'd grab - here are all those pictures! I think I'd need a pack mule to "haul" it. The trunk serves well as a lamp table.
Be sure to visit Colorado Lady for the other vintage thingies people have stored and/or displayed in their homes. You'll see some precious treasures.

16 comments:

Miri said...

This is a beautiful trunk...you did a wonderful job!

BTW, love the music!

Sarah said...

This is so familiar! DH and I had a trunk like this when we first got married...it housed our stereo. It has since been passed along to our son. Nice work on the refinishing!!

Susan said...

Wow--nice transformation and I like the use of muslin.

Coloradolady said...

What a beauty. I am impressed at how wonderful you were able to re-do it. Very nice indeed. Thanks for posting today! Have a great VTT.

Donna said...

Nice trunk!!! I have on just like it and did the same thing to mine u did to yours...
nice blog

Roslyn Atwood said...

Good use of this lovely old trunk, happy VTT!

CC said...

Your trunk is wonderful and such treasures that it holds. Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend.

Bea said...

Great job refinishing that trunk. There are tornados in Kansas? LOL!

ClassyChassy said...

I have my dad's old army trunk - it still has some things in it that he treasured through the years, and now contains some of mine! Great item!

foxxy said...

That is a great trunk. You did a fine job refinishing it. beautiful!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what a fabulous trunk i'm so glad you gave it a new life..i've got a couple of tin trunks which are great for storing all kindsa stuff :)

Ruby said...

The VTT post was great but I love the music. Brenda Lee sang while I visited. I like last week's lime green dishes too! Ruby

Picket said...

The trunk looks fantastic....I love that you store your photos in it like that....I have stacks of albums in one of my closets! lol Thanks for coming by and I hope you are having a great week!

Janet, said...

I love old trunks, too. Yours is very nice. You did a good job with it.I have an old one that was passed down from my grandpa to my dad and now I have it.It's filled with quilts and stuff.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

nice trunk! you did such a good job transformed it into nice trunk! Happy VTT, belated

cindee said...

Beautiful old trunk! My mom has an old truck filled with pictures too. They are so pretty and a bit of history involved in old trunks too! If they could only talk!