This weekend while tag saling with my mom, I picked up this trunk below.
Here's a picture that I shared on Instagram:
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I wasn't sure if I should buy it but when the woman selling it said $3, there was nothing left to think about!
I've been wanting something large and substantial to go below the TV in our living room built-ins and the trunk was the right size.
I've accessorized the top of it with an old fan (garage sale find) and some books:
It's not in the best of shape but we like banged up stuff around here.
I should mention that the built-ins didn't have the shelf that the TV rests on when we moved in.
The last owners had a large piece of art there, which looked really nice and is probably what the large space is meant for.
But to be honest, Chris and I
want need a TV in the living room.
The TV sat way too low though in the space and just looked awkward (even when elevated on top of that box pictured below).
So Chris built a very simple shelf using L brackets and one by eights.
Then I just painted it with the same white that the rest of the shelves are painted in.
Here's a look at the before and after:
One last thing...if you didn't see last weekend's post about picmonkey.com, check it out!
I used it to edit out some cable wires in a few of the pictures.
Non-edited pictures (revealing the ugly wire we have yet to put in the wall):
And the edited ones:
My editing isn't perfect but I'm learning.
Thanks for visiting!