Upcycle an old trunk into a coffee table.

WELCOME! I am finally back in my favorite mode – creating projects – after several months in recuperation. Rather unexpectedly I had one knee replacement and then the other three months later. Yay for getting past THAT to upcycle an old trunk into a coffee table.

I started driving a few weeks ago, but just this weekend I felt up to riding 45 minutes down the road to Burlington, NC to Salvage Sisters. It’s a shop that is so me. Run by sister junkers who I swear shop only for moi. I had no agenda or shopping list. I meandered through the lovely staged vignettes until I spied this perfectly patinated trunk in my favorite teal blue.

I have been looking for something special, and not-too-small-not-too-big-not-too-tall to use for a coffee table in my office. It’s a small bedroom space full of rustic treasures and old books, and there probably isn’t really room for a coffee table. But. I would make it work.

After getting this piece home, I discovered immediately it was shorter than I wanted. When reading I have to put my feet up, don’t you? So off I went to Home Depot for four casters that hubby Steve added in a flash.

I loved the color and patina but I decided adding one quick coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax would punch up the color even more.

One more little touch. A tassel from my cabinet of important stuff. And there you go!

Upcycle an old trunk into a coffee table.

The table – $45! The casters – $22. A coffee table with lots of storage for under $70.

For me, an easy project while I’m getting back to 100% recovered.

Stay tuned for more, more, more!

2 thoughts on “Upcycle An Old Trunk Into A Coffee Table

  1. Perfect fit for this space! You always have the eye for the coolest things and do so well making them fit into any space, with your special touch. So happy to see your blogs again!

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