Wednesday, June 19, 2013

DIY Coffee Table - Repurposed Camp Trunk

A few weeks ago I was browsing aimlessly on Pinterest, and I saw a coffee table that I loved. Someone had found an old antique trunk and was using it in their living room.

I apparently didn't pin this, but I do remember saying this aloud to MP.

He remembers too, which is like a miracle.

But anyway, last week my Mom came to visit.

She drove to Florida from Missouri.

Crazy, yes I know.

The reason?

She had a car load of furniture and goodies to bring me.

I love everything my mom has added to my home over the past years, and I cannot believe how blessed I am to have someone so generous but also do detail-oriented and creative to help me decorate.

My favorite thing from her haul this time?

She had refinished my old camp trunk.

She had made me a coffee table.

And not from just another piece of furniture.

This trunk got me through 8 long summers away from home.

I lived out of that thing.

The memories associated with that trunk will stay with me forever.

She surprised me, knowing that it would mean the world.

That's what I mean about her having an eye for the little details.

She also remembered that I had been planning to paint an old desk I had found blue to match my living room turquoise and blue palette.

That energizer bunny of a woman also brought paint to finish that as well.

She also painted an old book case as well.


Did I mention how blessed and thankful I am to have her eye for detail to help decorate?

Thanks again Mom!

Later this week I will post all the pictures of what we accomplished for a little half home tour.

So stay tuned!

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  1. That is too cool! Love the trunk as a table idea, so cute!

  2. The idea is cool to use your old trunk as the new coffee table. This make the trunk
    multipurpose you can put your important things in and you may use it as coffee table.

    Finn Felton

    Kopi Luwak


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