I have had this old trunk for forever and a day.
My parents gave it to me for my birthday one year.
They had stuffed all of my presents into it and placed a big bow on it.
I actually remember opening it!
As a girl I filled it with pictures, soccer trophies, super secret diaries, dolls, etc. It was my secret place all for me.
I would periodically spend hours looking through it all and reminiscing.
As I got older I stopped filling it and recently it started gathering dust in storage...sad.
So...I came upon this post and knew exactly what I wanted to do.
trunk Coffee table.
We needed a budget-friendly option so this was perfect.
I also love any excuse to DIY something!
4 wooden legs
4 nuts, bolts + washers
spray paint (if you like)
how-to do it:
1) spray paint all of the legs any color you desire
2) drill 4 holes into the bottom of the chest (in each corner)
3) screw in the legs
4) on the inside place the washer + bolt over the screw and tighten
5) [optional] if your chest has a lot of wear + tear (like mine) you may want to sand it down, spray paint some spots and buff the metal a bit
I even put all of our albums in there so that guests can look through them...
I can continue to open my old trunk and re-live old memories. Just like old times.
I actually think this is the perfect Fall coffee table to have!
I will be sharing more home/design DIYs from now on.
You'll have to tell me what you think.
I love you, husband.