Ms. Terri by-passed the fabric and went straight at the trunk with her train of thought.
Anyway... sorry about that. I kinda got sidetracked. So where was I? Visiting Terri... right.
She suggested I turn the trunk into a coffee table. She even gave me finials for feets!
But you can't have a cool, banged up old travel trunk with raw feets. The feets need some character, too. (these were happily dinged and scratched already, so I didn't feel the need to beat them up).
The curtain hangers were stained with the exact same stain. The finials just seemed to take the stain way better. I like it!
So out comes the polyurethane.
Then, I got some of the scraps from B's curtain hangers to screw onto the tips of the screws so I won't accidentally cut myself on the tips when I reach into the trunk for something.
And there we go. A coffee table/trunk :-) It's awesome!
Please ignore the clutter. I am still unpacking and organizing, but it's the perfect height for setting drinks and controllers on, and the inside has just enough room for the blankets I had folded on the backs of the couch and love seat, and the two travel pillows that the Pup and B use when they nap in the afternoons.