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Boys bedroom

This is a 8 year old boys room. He wanted an adventurous feel. This room is small just 9x11. It was completed on a even smaller budget. The furniture is over 30 years old," hand me downs". The nightstand is an old trunk turned on it's side... a unique solution for such a high bed! The wall treatment is a bamboo blind bought for $10 and cut off. You CAN create high impact on a low budget...

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October 16, 2014
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Hi, this is actually not a night table. It is an antique chest that I turned upright which made it the perfect height for the taller captain style bed.
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October 16, 2012
smithremodel1 wrote:
where did you find the trunk? Great idea!
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Vintage By Dounia
Gorgeous Antique trunk on fab this week
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Wow, I never thought about putting a trunk on it's head vs. it's side, cool idea!
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July 22, 2012
kiturah wrote:
where can I buy the under the bed storage furniture? - I need a storage platform to hold up mattress. this is the nicest I have seen
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Deborah Delacruz
^ what?
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My husband had a bed like this when he was a child. It's still at his parents house and I believe they mentioned they got it at IKEA decades ago.
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June 24, 2011
qlburden wrote:
I love the colors in the room. I am going to paint my son's room that color green. He has a bathroom adjacent to his bedroom. Any suggestion for a paint color idea for bathroom to make area flow from one room to next.
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What is the walls paint color? Thanks
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Janet Ott Padula
What is the paint color on the wall?
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April 22, 2011
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Deborah Delacruz
What a treat to have such an affordable room on Houzz! I love this room and the fact that anyone can do it. I have done a couple of rooms using Homegoods, TJ Maxx, Burlington even Goodwill. Its fun to copy a room with a tenth of the budget! Keep them coming you have me as a fan!
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Thanks so much for the kind comments debbiedelacruz. I'm with you- I just love getting a great look for less $$! :)
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Between Naps on the Porch added this to Old Trunks: Great Storage and Personality to Spare
If you would like to use an old trunk as a bedside table but it has a rounded top or is a bit too short, turn it on its end. What a wonderful way to enjoy and really view the gorgeous top on this old trunk. Do you have a favorite use for an old trunk in your home?
Lily Gahagan added this to Be Our Guest(s): Twin Bed Guest Rooms
Twin beds are just wide enough for deep drawers. Include some and guests will always have extra blankets close at hand.
I have always had a love-hate relationship with barrel-topped trunks. Their shape is so appealing, and of course they’re great for storage. But the very thing that makes them appealing also eliminates their usefulness as an end table or coffee table. That is, until I saw this picture! A little thinking outside the box can open up a world of possibilities for using antiques in decorating.

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pecorarodeb added this to pecorarodeb's Ideas
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angeley added this to angeley's Ideas
December 6, 2014
meggarnold1 added this to big boy bedroom for Sam
December 2, 2014
Night side table trunk
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November 22, 2014
Like the bed side table trunk
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November 22, 2014
Chest set on side
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November 18, 2014
Old furniture
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November 11, 2014
The whole feel
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November 6, 2014
Bed side box storage
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Homesense comforter
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November 2, 2014
I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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October 29, 2014
Bed frame
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October 29, 2014
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October 29, 2014
love the end table
meriwen59 added this to Bedrooms I Like
October 29, 2014
great idea to turn the trunk on it's side and use it as a bedside table.
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October 29, 2014
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October 29, 2014
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October 26, 2014
chest as end table
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October 25, 2014
Trunk as side-table
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October 21, 2014
Trunk idea!
Janet Ott Padula added this to janet_ottpadula's Ideas
October 21, 2014
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October 8, 2014
Using old trunk for side table is great!!!
amber2191980 added this to Kids Ideas
October 8, 2014
Maybe bunny or dom
Bree Hunt added this to bree_hunt's Ideas
October 7, 2014
The drawer under the bed! That's totally what I'm looking for!
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October 5, 2014
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October 4, 2014
Trunk on side - idea for shore.
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October 2, 2014
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September 26, 2014
Hump back trunk on it's side....clever
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September 24, 2014
repurposed idea
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September 24, 2014
Night table barrel
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guest room
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Paint andcolors
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September 17, 2014
built in below bed
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September 15, 2014
Chest on it's side
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September 15, 2014
Bedroom for Luca
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September 14, 2014
Bed - Ethan Allen?
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September 12, 2014
Trunk on side...
mdthomps added this to Queen Bed Storage
September 11, 2014
Reminds me of the grandparents but a good aesthetic to keep in mind
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September 10, 2014
Great way to turn a trunk on its side and use for side table.
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September 8, 2014
trunk, high bed, bamboo blind for headboard
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Use of trunk as end table!
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Trunk uses
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September 4, 2014
bamboo fake head board
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September 3, 2014
Maximised the wood
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September 3, 2014
Must have night stand
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August 31, 2014
Trunk as side table
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August 24, 2014
old trunk on end
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August 24, 2014
sea chest on the side - great new way to use trunk
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August 23, 2014
How to make a rounded truck into a flat surface table.
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August 22, 2014
Nite stand
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The walls
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August 17, 2014
Bed storage
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August 17, 2014
La malle debout pour faire une table de nuit
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August 16, 2014
Boys room color
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August 12, 2014
barrel topped trunk nightstand
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August 10, 2014
Night stand
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August 10, 2014
steamer trunk end table
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Trunk nightstand
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boys room
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August 8, 2014
unique truck nightstand
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August 7, 2014
Trunk end table
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August 4, 2014
Need to make the headboard fit between the loft supports out of Ana White's shim design. Put burlap on the walls for texture.
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July 30, 2014
Trunk night table, nautical bed
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July 29, 2014
Panel for The single bedroom
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July 29, 2014
trunk for side table
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July 28, 2014
use a cheap blind as an accent wall covering
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July 26, 2014
barrel top trunk
fjaneal added this to Decorating
July 24, 2014
Why not--trunk on side works as an interesting night stand. A good alternative if you don't want it taking up much floor space. (You'd probably have to unscrew hardware--store inside for safe keeping.)
rheae added this to rheae's Ideas
July 21, 2014
Like the drawers under the bed
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July 20, 2014
Trunk on its end! Great idea!
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July 20, 2014
on the budget bed and storage
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July 20, 2014
bed storage
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July 18, 2014
Nice bed
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July 17, 2014
Ah ha! Now I know what to do with Uncle Dave's trunk!!!
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July 16, 2014
This picture shows a very classic room for a child.
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July 9, 2014
Drawers under bed
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Cama y cajones
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July 5, 2014
Bed with storage underneath
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John's room?
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July 2, 2014
The trunk!!
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July 1, 2014
The draws built into the bed
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Drawers under the bed
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June 30, 2014
Bed from old dresser
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June 29, 2014
Great little side table could be used anywhere
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June 26, 2014
Nite stand
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June 25, 2014
Trunk bedside table
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June 23, 2014
Bed frame
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June 23, 2014
Re purposing chest of drawers
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June 22, 2014
boys bedroom
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June 22, 2014
The drawers under the cot
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June 20, 2014
Trunk is a very cool idea!
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June 18, 2014
Barrel-topped trunk as bedside table
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June 17, 2014
The trunk nightstand
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June 13, 2014
Cool idea to turn a barrel topped trunk on it's side so can be an end table also
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June 11, 2014
I love the storage solution! If only this was a queen bed.
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June 11, 2014
Trunk as night table
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June 11, 2014
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June 11, 2014
The trunk!!
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June 10, 2014
Dome top trunk as an end table or nightstand
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June 9, 2014
Chest under bed
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June 8, 2014
use for curved-top trunk
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June 8, 2014
I cold do this with my steamer trunk
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June 7, 2014
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June 5, 2014
Love that trunk for a nightstand
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June 5, 2014
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June 4, 2014
love the storage
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June 4, 2014
This bed looks cool I like a high bed
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June 4, 2014
The Trunk
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June 1, 2014
Fun idea to use the trunk as a table
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May 31, 2014
The bed room underneath compartment
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May 31, 2014
Trunk on its side
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May 29, 2014
Twin beds are just wide enough for deep draw­ers. In­clude some and guests will al­ways have ex­tra blan­kets close at hand.
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May 29, 2014
Trunk as side table is unique
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May 28, 2014
like the steamer trunk turned on side for night stand use
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May 27, 2014
coffre à la verticale!
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caixa de nuvia
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May 27, 2014
trunk turned on side creates bedside table. Cool
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May 26, 2014
Love underbed drawers.
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May 25, 2014
Ahh!!! Love the chest!!
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May 25, 2014
great idea...also the wall display is rather original!!
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May 25, 2014
Bedroom bedside table
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May 23, 2014
idée d'utilisation de coffre
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May 22, 2014
Love the idea of positioning the trunk on its side as a nightstand!
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trunk on end
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May 20, 2014
Like the lamp stand
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May 20, 2014
as a night table - the trunk with the rounded top
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May 20, 2014
Excellent idea for using a barrel shaped it!
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chest used as bedside table
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beach mat hung up on wall
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May 19, 2014
Trunk on end!
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May 19, 2014
Low cost headboard wall
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May 19, 2014
creative way to use a barrel-topped trunk
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May 19, 2014
Truck table
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May 18, 2014
Likes the drawers under the bed- Riley room
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May 18, 2014
Dresser in girls' room made to fit under the twin beds?
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May 18, 2014
Love how to transform
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May 18, 2014
Turn barrel top trunk sideways to repurpose
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May 18, 2014
trunk idea
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baúl como mesa de luz. cama con cajonera
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May 17, 2014
la table de chevet
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May 16, 2014
love the table made of a barrel shaped trunk
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May 16, 2014
I have always had a love-hate relationship with barrel-topped trunks. Their shape is so appealing, and of course they’re great for storage. But the very thing that makes them appealing also eliminates their usefulness as an end table or coffee table. That is, until I saw this picture! A little thinking outside the box can open up a world of possibilities for using antiques in decorating.
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May 16, 2014
I love the coffee table idea!
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May 15, 2014
The colors
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May 15, 2014
The bed drawers and the side table
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May 15, 2014
I have the same trunk
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May 15, 2014
Trunk used on it's side - great idea
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May 15, 2014
Creative use of a barrel-topped chest
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May 15, 2014
Shade? As headboard..
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May 14, 2014
Fab use of arch top trunk
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meuble de chevet
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Caleb's room
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barrel trunk on its side as nightstand, bed on chest.
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Trunk turned on end for table
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Good use of old chest for captain's bed
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trunk for night table
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blind with pictures
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storage under the bed
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trunk on end
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Build these for under bed storage
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Drawers under bed
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Barrell trunk sideways
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trunk lamp table
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The Trunk turned on end as a table.
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Boys room
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Roll top trunk on side
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Boys bedroom?
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