Sunday, March 10, 2013

The big reveal - Vintage Trunk

I'm so excited about this. I have been looking for one for so long and now that I wrote about it, I found one within a few weeks. (Just wait, I'm going to start writing about all sorts of other things too that have been on my list for a long time)

The cats have so far accepted the trunk as another place for them to nap on. Gossamer especially seems to like it, partially because he gets a clear view of the TV from the top of it. They haven't paid particular attention to it since it came into the house, but the second the camera comes out, they start play-fighting right in front. And of course, once the trunk was opened, I couldn't get Gossamer out of there. So, kitty-infused photos, s'il vous plait!

Vintage trunk
[Yes, that ball of fur on the left is two cats rolling around on the floor trying to bite each other. Not one large, oddly-shaped one]

Not only did I find one, but I found three trunks in the thrift shop. One green, one blue and one burgundy. The other two were in worse shape than this one, so I picked the green. It was the one I liked best anyway and it's actually a very similar shade of green I've painted the living room.

Vintage trunk
The inside is paper covered entirely and comes with a tray. The tray part has been re-enforced with duct tape, so I'll need to come up with a way to fix that. Besides that, however, it's in pretty great shape.

Vintage trunk
At the moment it's sitting at the end of the current coffee table in the living room. It's too small to work as a coffee table by itself, but I'm not concerned about finding uses for it. Right now it will stay where it is since it feels like it belongs there. Perhaps later I'll find another spot for it.

Vintage trunk
I will still keep an eye out for another one to work as a coffee table, but I'm just so excited to have found this one. Oh, and I'm always curious how much people pay for their amazing finds, so I think it's only fair to share, right? I paid $40. Which I find pretty damn affordable.

So happy!

Have you made any kick-ass finds recently?

6 comments:

  1. Wow, $40 is a steal for a trunk like that! The tray inside looks like it's in great shape too, I always liked the look of paper covered trays.

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    1. I was just over the moon when I saw the price. And it really is in a good shape, slight wear and tear of course, but just enough to look charming, not decrepit.

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  2. Tosi hieno! Ja halapa! Ja damnation noi sun kissat, ne on koko blogosfäärin ihanimmat!

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    1. Kiits, kiits! Ma mietin ensin etta nyt on vaara hinta osunu tahan, mutta ihan oikee oli. Taa mesta on sellanen tosi epamaarainen kierratyskeskus-tyyppinen hole-in-the-wall, joten mulla ei onneks oo kauheesti kilpailua naista siisteista jutuista.

      Ma oon kylla ihan samaa mielta, naa on kyl parhaat kissat ikina. Ma oon kylla vahan puolueellinen...

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