Worth the work?
cljakl
August 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I' m thinking of wire brushing, lining with cedar and putting a clear top on this old family trunk to use as end table/storage. Is it worth the work?
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tuddamax
I have that same trunk. I was it as a sideboard in entrance for mail, phone etc.
August 28, 2013 at 5:53pm   
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abbyjean
Old FAMILY trunk? DEFINITELY worth the work!
August 28, 2013 at 6:06pm     
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7j DESIGN
It has nice lines so in my opinion it is worth investing some time and money in it.
August 28, 2013 at 6:17pm   
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Ann
I also have the very same trunk and pretty much use it as a table in a bedroom as is. I haven't restored it and probably don't plan to. I like it.
August 28, 2013 at 7:33pm   
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cljakl
I like my trunk too, but it needs cleaning up. The inside is bad and I think if I use it in the great room for end table and storage (of throws and blankets) I should finish the inside. From the comments (and thanks everyone), think I'll proceed.
August 28, 2013 at 7:45pm     
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abbyjean
PLEASE share pics when you finish! It is perfect for storage once it gets cleaned up inside and outside. ENJOY!
August 28, 2013 at 7:59pm      Thanked by cljakl
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Jill J. Wallace, Color Redesign
What a great family treasure. Hope it cleans up but retains its 'age' too.
August 31, 2013 at 7:05pm      Thanked by cljakl
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Ironwood Builders
Avoid wire brushing the fabric cover! Already in rough shape, the wire brush will do it no favors.
August 31, 2013 at 7:19pm      Thanked by cljakl
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lisadolanroth
Definitely worth the work. Mine is in our family room full of puzzles.
August 31, 2013 at 7:34pm   
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chickyred
Definitely worth the work!!! It's beautiful!
August 31, 2013 at 7:39pm      Thanked by cljakl
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