I found this antique trunk a couple of months ago
Then I found this trunk at Pottery Barn Online
This is their write up-
We spotted an old wooden trunk at an antique store and replicated its sturdy design and timeworn patina in this piece. Crafted of kiln-dried solid and engineered hardwood. Finished by hand on all sides using an intricate process that includes staining, painting and sanding repeatedly to achieve the look of an antique. $499.00 (plus shipping)
WHOAAAAAA!!! THAT’S THE SAME TRUNK I HAVE!!!
I REALLY liked the red and decided to paint my genuine antique, solid wood trunk the same color. My piece was already naturally distressed by years of use. I’ll first show you all the great things I adore in this trunk.
Time worn edges
Aged wood planks with square nails (bottom of trunk)
Heavy duty hardware
and a wonderful interior patina
For the exterior I used a pretty red color in an eggshell finish.
Yes, I know, it is bright but WAIT for the glaze!
With glaze products, you really have to work carefully in order to give your piece a uniform finish. A little goes a long way. Apply it with a brush and then remove some of the glaze with a DRY brush. Keep working it back and forth, side to side until you no longer see brush marks. Keep your dry brush dry by wiping it clean with paper towels.
Next I had my husband cut these little feet out of an old solid oak board we had in the shop.
The feet were sanded and stained. I also added these nice glides to prevent any marring on the floor.
What a beauty!
There are so many possibilities for its use.
As coffee table like I have shown here.
Place it at the end of the bed to hold sweaters and spare bedding, and to create a convenient spot to sit while dressing.
Or under a window as bench seating, and a quite place to read a book.
I adore it, do you?