Friday, June 16, 2017

Vintage Travel Trunk

There are some of the nicest antique dealers at The Antique Barn in Gallatin Gateway where I have a booth.  And when one sweet dealer said she just couldn't do anything with this trunk and asked if I wanted it, I said yes please.
turn a vintage trunk into a coffee table with storage

She was willing to give it to me, but I traded an old medicine cabinet mirror I had for the vintage luggage.  I loved the wood pieces on this.
decoupage vintage luggage tags on an old trunk
The inside was stained a bit, but not smelly, so I painted it.  I glued wood blocks in the corners to secure casters to.
Paint the inside and add wood blocks for wheels
Locking casters were added to make it a bit taller and give it a bit of an industrial feel.
add casters to give an old trunk an industrial vintage look
I found some free printable vintage luggage tags online and decoupaged those on the top and one on the side.
decoupage vintage travel tags on an old trunk
It makes a perfect coffee table with storage or would look great at the end of a bed!
industrial vintage luggage coffee table with storage


  1. Love it. I have an old suitcase similar to that. Its the bottom one in the stack of suitcases I use for extra storage in the guest room. :)

  2. I have a couple of old suitcases in the attic. You have got me thinking...

  3. I have an old leather vintage suitcase and I would love to add the travel stickers to it. Can you share where you found them?

  4. This turned out great. I love the wood accents. Great storage too.


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