I had the greatest privilege to travel to New Hampshire last year with my SIL, Stephanie, and pick out what ever I wanted from her father’s wonderfully awesome collection of “junk”. And I say “junk” with all respect and admiration because her father was a connoisseur of fine “junk”. This man knew what he was doing when it came to hauling home some unique finds. Sadly, this wonderful man passed away last year but I feel so honored to have quite a few items from his collection that I am totally in love with. One of those items being this 100 year-old trunk.
Just look at the patina and age on this beauty. You cannot replicate this look, no matter how hard you try.
To turn this beautiful trunk into a one-of-a-kind coffee table I purchased some wooden legs, stain and straight top plates.
I applied one coat and let the legs dry overnight.
Thank goodness for gloves. I am THE worst for staining my hands. I am not very neat when I get into my creative zone.
Yes, that says “Playtex” on the box. Who knew they made gloves too?
My very helpful husband helped me attach the plates to the trunk. Don’t be too impressed. He’s an IT geek and this is about all he has when it comes to being handy around the house. Love ya, baby!
Love, love, love it! I especially love the initials painted on the side of the trunk. There is also a mailing label and from that I found out that the “H” stands for “Herman”- which was my father’s name- which makes it even more personal to me.
There you have it! All you need are wooden legs, stain, straight top plates and a 100 year old trunk. Hee-hee!