Gooooooood morning and happy Monday! It’s an especially happy Monday around here because yesterday was my daughter’s 4th birthday and today is my birthday! Yep, yours truly is another year older. And another year wiser. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. This past year has been the busiest and craziest year of my life, but it’s also been so, so good. God has blessed me beyond anything I deserve and I’m just grateful to be heading into another year with my health and sweet little wolf pack. I was planning to blog today about my goals for this coming year, but I honestly couldn’t wait to show you all the new vintage trunk I found recently so that’s what I’m going with today. I think you guys are really going to like it, plus I need your opinion on what I should do with it!
Isn’t she a beauty?! I found this at one of my favorite consignment shops and I almost didn’t even see it. It wasn’t until my fourth loop around the store until I finally spotted it. Do you ever do that? It seriously takes me multiple rounds of looking before I feel like I’ve seen everything. Especially at antique stores, it’s just so darn easy to miss something. Anyway, I was thrilled when I spotted this beauty. I’ve actually never seen a trunk like this–plus it has casters, which I LOVE.
So here’s my dilemma with this trunk–I can’t decide if I should paint it. Initially when I bought it I figured I would chalk paint it, because you guys know I like to paint everything, but then once I had it in our front room I was surprised to see how much I love it just as it is. What do you think? I could also sand it to lighten it up, because the wood is a bit dark now, but I just can’t decide.
You might have also noticed that I moved that light blue settee out of this room. I actually did a little switcheroo in here last weekend and brought up this Ikea loveseat from my office area in the basement. We really weren’t using down there, so I figured our front room might be a better spot for it. And I gotta say, I kinda love it here! Plus I swapped out my drop cloth curtains for these basic white curtains. I also moved my vintage card catalog out of here just because I was getting the itch to put it somewhere else. You know how that goes!
Well I’d love to hear what you think of the changes in this room and also get your input on what I should do with this vintage trunk! I’m really not sure what would be best. Paint it? Leave it? Sand it down? So many options. Either way I love it and I think it’s really unique. And I love using trunks like this for coffee tables or side tables, so I’m pretty jazzed about adding it to my collection of vintage furniture.
Sources: lace up ticking stripe pillows here // blue ticking stripe pillows from Marshalls // black antique mirror–similar here // jute rug from Pier 1 // armchairs here // lamps from Hobby Lobby // faux greenery from Marshalls // candles here
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