I took one of these (no where near as nice) back. It was only $35. I might have made a mistake.
After - Antique steamer trunk repurposed into coffee table with revarnished wood strapping, painted white with new distressed maple feet. The inside was also restored and painted white with white and blue ticking over batten board.
DIY Coffee Table from Antique Steamer Trunk; I like the clean, simpleness of the table but will probably go with something for fun creative! But this could always be an option?
Incredible steamer trunk makeover takes this vintage trunk from blah to bold!
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Supplies for restoring Antique Trunks
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Completely refinish a steamer trunk inside and out with a few easy steps! By Jenni of Roots and Wings Furniture.