I was seeing RED and it was a good good thing! We were out and about on a garage sale hunt when we spotted a sign that led us even further into the sticks and down a winding road. Totally convinced that there was no garage sale and in fact it was a lure to a serial killers house or just an old sign, of course the former was a totally rational thought, we were upon the mysterious garage sale driveway. We slowly crept in to see a few lined tables and a jolly beer-drinking dude. Phew! No serial killer. The trunk was just screaming and beaming at me from the grass before I even got out. The bunches has always said we needed something red in our sitting/dining area and this was it but I didn’t want to seem to excited, sometimes you have to wait until just the right moment to negotiate – even at garage sales. We found a great table base to re-do and add a top to but I still had my eye on the trunk…BTW bunches and the jolly beer-drinking man had no idea I was keeping an eye on the trunk. At the last minute of our table dickering I just innocently threw it out there to see if he would include the trunk in the table deal. And voila he did! So red trunk come to mama!! LOL A cool $30 and she was mine. She’s a little rough around the edges, missing a handle and weathered but that’s just how I love her J
So if you want to add a little collected style to your humble abode by turning a trunk into a coffee table, here’s a simple way to do it.
Hardwood Bun Foot Old English 2-5/8 In. x 2-5/8 In. X4 (From Home Depot) or Foot of Your Choice
Krylon Colour Master Spray Paint in Black or Colour of Your Choice
Krylon Clear Finishing Spray
Drill + Drill Bit (Appropriate size depending on your foots hardware)
Protective Floor Pads X4
Damp Cloth + Soapy Water for Cleaning the dust off…
Step 1: Surface Preparation Dust/scrub all the unknowns off of your trunk.
Step 2: Attaching the Feet Use the hardware attached to the foot to mark the spot where it will be inserted. Ensure the foot is flush with the side of the trunk and press firmly until there is a visible outline of the hardware. Next, drill a hole into the marked area with the appropriate size bit. Repeat this step for each foot.
Step 3: Spraying the Feet Using your spray paint, cover all feet and finish off with a protective coat. *Tip – Insert the hardware into another piece of wood or cardboard to spray evening and efficiently. Makes it a lot easier when they are standing straight.
Step 4: Assembly Once all feet have had a chance to completely dry, screw in and apply floor protective pads.
Step 5: Style and Enjoy Add a tray to corral like items or have an even surface for a beverage. Books and greenery also make a nice an easy addition to any coffee table.
Have you added feet to anything out of the ordinary??