Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Steamer Trunk

While cleaning out the attic in order to get ready for my move,  my Dad came across a vintage black steamer trunk. This is almost identical to the one we found, except the brass is in better shape on mine. I'm contemplating keeping it to use as a bed side table. I'd shine up the brass and stack it with books and an oversized vintage lamp. (Another thought is to use it in my son's room)  Here are a few other ideas for the trunk. I can't wait to find a home!! I'm staying someplace temporarily while I search but my head is SPINNING with ideas!! Here is a snapshot of the trunk we found, it obviously needs some love but could look cool cleaned up.

This fabulous Louis trunk is via Ivy and Vine.
A Bar
A coffee table
Layer it under a table - I would still stack it with great coffee table books and the one I have may be too big to layer under a table.
Although this isn't a trunk I love this shot. My thought is to use it in my office. It could house my favorite fabrics samples and be used during the day for drinks or simply as a working space!!


NotesFromAbroad said...

I had one , like the photo of "the bar" .. before moving to Argentina, we gave it to our son . I believe it is now considered a bedside table :)

CK said...

I am staring at my Saks 5th Ave Pathfinder Steamer trunk from the 1920s' as I type this. I love it so much & is probably one of the coolest things I own. I like the idea of using it in your sons room. Good luck with your search! Claire

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

I agree. I'm thinking it's going to go in my son's room!!

Ann Porter {KitchAnn} said...

I love the trunk up on feet in the bar picture - I'm not sure why, it just speaks to me.

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The White Lighthouse said...

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Hillary said...

Been seeing these a lot lately and LOVE THEM!! Been scouting online for my next purchase--just have to decide where I'm going to put it! :)


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