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Guest post: Trunk love.

February 21, 2011

I would like to introduce you to my latest Goodwill find:

I was thrilled to find this vintage trunk for just $15 on one of my recent Goodwill shopping trips. So thrilled, in fact, that I decided it was worth the task of carrying it and two of my kids out to the car.

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I’m always on the look out for stylish ways to store our “stuff” (toys, books, DVDs–you name it). Trunks are a great solution not only for the amount of things they can hold, but they can double as an end table, nightstand, coffee table or even a small window seat.

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They also add a certain charm to a space. . .
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If you have a room full of newer or matching end tables, throw an old trunk into the mix.
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They’re also completely paint-able, if you prefer a bolder, more modern look:
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Here are some other great examples of how vintage trunks can be used in unexpected ways:
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image via Lonny magazine
Turned on its side, this trunk is the perfect height to work as a nighstand:
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Try layering a trunk under a coffee table or console for a space-saving storage solution:
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Do you own a vintage trunk? How do you use it in your home?
-Emily A. Clark

EDITOR’S NOTE: If Emily’s post has gotten you in the mood to shop, head to our stores today only for our Presidents Day sale–everything is 20% off! (This sale excludes our Goodwill Outlet and Computer Works stores.) Stop by our Contributors page for more about Emily, or or read her other posts here.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Katie permalink
    February 23, 2011 9:31 am

    I have that exact trunk. When I was single, it was my coffee table, with young kids it stored dress up clothes, and now that my kids are a little older, it will soon support a TV and Wii in the playroom. Very versatile!

    • February 23, 2011 12:26 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Katie! Trunks are definitely versatile furniture–and great storage, too.

  2. February 23, 2011 2:49 pm

    I love this post! Great showcase of using trunks in the home! -DCGF

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