Monday, July 12, 2010

vintage steamer trunk

{image via design sponge}

I am in love with the idea of using a vintage steamer trunk as a fun alternative to the traditional side table. The best part? The trunk belonged to the homeowner's great grandmother and even has her name printed on the side. Stylish and sentimental... My favorite combination.

24 comments:

  1. i love these people who use non-furniture as furniture. it never seems to work out as neatly for me.

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  2. i was obsessed with using a steamer trunk as a coffee table and i found the coolest one at my local antique store, but it was more than 300 bucks and i'm kind of broke. plus, it was so old that i would have felt bad placing beer bottles and iced coffee on it. oh well. love the trunk as side table.

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  3. Nice idea...now only I could have an LV trunk... :)

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  4. I love that! My friend has a big old wine barrel that he picked up somewhere and put a glass top on it for a table. It rocks.

    (seriously though, that trunk has to be worth like five gazillion dollars)

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  5. What a fabulous idea! I love mixing setimental elements into decor...definatly adds a big dose of personality and love :)

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  6. Lovely!:D

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  7. I love that whole apartment.

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  8. trunks make great side tables! we had one last year in my dorm. but i really like that one in the picture! i think the sentimental part is what i like about it too :)

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  9. I've always loved this idea too. My hubby & I have been on the lookout for a treasure chest for many years and I'm excited for all the decorating possibilities when we finally do find one!

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  10. oh i love this! i seriously love this! been trying to track down an old trunk at an estate sale. this makes me want one even more!

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  11. Love that trunk! Amazing!

    P.S. I got the cart at a silent auction!

    Luvs!

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  12. what you gonna do with all that junk? all that junk inside yo trunk?

    srsly. i love that trunk. can't wait til this wedding is over and we can start treasure hunting again.

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  13. And I could store all my junk in it. Score!

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  14. i have always wanted a trunk as a table. this design idea works with so many different themes. i love it

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  15. YEs! I love the look of an old trunk in the bedroom or living space. Restoration Hardware has a cool one that doubles as a media unit, you can keep your TV in there and one of the side rolls up! Very cool.


    xx
    Nikki

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  16. Wow that trunk is amazing, vintage LV, so beautiful!!

    <3 Kelly

    sourtang.com

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  17. great idea! where can I get one? :)

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  18. Oh girl, if only I could get my hands on a vintage Louis haha! But serious right? I'm in love with boxes as side tables because I can hid stuff in it when guests come over ;)

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  19. I want one too... I saw one in Goyard and I'm obsessed with it. xoxo

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  20. i am in love with this idea!
    so cute!

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  21. I love this also! Makes me want to put love letter and quilts in them.

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