Tristan and my decor tastes differ quite a bit, but we both share a love of antique/vintage objects – could be anything from a typewriter to a table. Last summer, we purchased this vintage trunk at a garage sale:
It lives in storage right now, but I’m so excited that our future home will have such a statement piece that we both love. It also has practical purposes as a hope chest. I plan to put some wedding treasures in there and maybe some of our childhood memorabilia, at least until we have our own children and their stuff can go in it.
I’m gathering ideas as to how to decorate with our trunk. Here are a few functions I’m into:
TRUNKS AS COFFEE TABLES
TRUNKS AS BARS
and of course, TRUNKS AS HOPE CHESTS in the bedroom:
BUY YOUR OWN
You can find trunks like these at garage sales, antique stores, thrift stores, Ebay, etc. Or, if you’d like to start fresh, you can purchase trunks brand new from The Trunk Store. They come in lots of colors, sizes and finishes:
What do you think of trunks? Any other uses you like?