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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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smithremodel1 wrote:
where did you find the trunk? Great idea!
     Comment   October 16, 2012
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Vintage By Dounia
Gorgeous Antique trunk on fab this week http://fab.com/sale/19275/product/359421/
March 26, 2013 at 7:01pm   
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mirandaestelle
Wow, I never thought about putting a trunk on it's head vs. it's side, cool idea!
June 3, 2013 at 6:47pm     
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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
     Comment   July 22, 2012
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debbiedelacruz
^ what?
October 17, 2013 at 12:50pm   
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marisabuzz
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.
May 18, 2014 at 5:54am   
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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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Send me some pics and I'll give you more ideas: http://www.interior-decorating-diva.com/Interiordecoratingforum.html
June 24, 2011 at 7:04pm   
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jeninemvidoli
What is the walls paint color? Thanks
January 7, 2013 at 7:21pm   
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joeandpatty wrote:
This is a great room! Where did you get the bedding?
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debbiedelacruz
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 $$! :)
October 23, 2013 at 4:08am   
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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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lindatomlinson added this to lindatomlinson's ideas
last Saturday
barrel top trunk
fjaneal added this to decorating
last Thursday
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
last Monday
Like the drawers under the bed
raineypet added this to raineypet's ideas
July 20, 2014
Trunk on its end! Great idea!
cporay added this to cporay's ideas
July 20, 2014
on the budget bed and storage
myjackie added this to myjackie's ideas
July 20, 2014
bed storage
Tugba Colpan added this to Tugba Colpan's Ideas
July 18, 2014
Nice bed
dolphindancer30 added this to Styles I Like
July 17, 2014
Ah ha! Now I know what to do with Uncle Dave's trunk!!!
Tîânå Vēłēž added this to webuser_2663602's Ideas
July 16, 2014
This picture shows a very classic room for a child.
norma added this to kids
July 13, 2014
높은침대수납
mariunasthas added this to mariunasthas's Favorites
July 11, 2014
Mueble cama
Carolyn Mayes added this to carolyn_mayes4856672's Ideas
July 9, 2014
Drawers under bed
jacobitafc added this to jacobitafc's Ideas
July 9, 2014
Cama y cajones
Gabriel Ruiz added this to gabriel_ruiz's Ideas
July 8, 2014
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craftman1916 added this to craftman1916's Ideas
July 5, 2014
Bed with storage underneath
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July 5, 2014
John's room?
bribre added this to Bedroom Ideas
July 2, 2014
storage
carolyncole added this to carolyncole's Ideas
July 2, 2014
Sammy
holenr added this to Decorating ideas
July 2, 2014
The trunk!!
thebunker1 added this to thebunker1's Ideas
July 1, 2014
The draws built into the bed
hollybari added this to hollybari's ideas
July 1, 2014
TRUNK!
kmweston added this to kmweston's Ideas
July 1, 2014
Drawers under the bed
1030chan added this to 1030chan's Ideas
June 30, 2014
Cute
jlmc added this to jlmc's ideas
June 30, 2014
Bed from old dresser
sandraescott added this to Antique Accessories
June 29, 2014
Great little side table could be used anywhere
tlmccroa added this to Bedroom
June 26, 2014
Nite stand
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June 25, 2014
lizn2018 added this to lizn2018's Ideas
June 23, 2014
Bed frame
Sandra Love added this to sandra_love4592's Ideas
June 23, 2014
Re purposing chest of drawers
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June 22, 2014
boys bedroom
Angella Mascarenhas added this to Bedroom Ideas
June 22, 2014
The drawers under the cot
elainebeach added this to Nightstand ideas
June 20, 2014
Trunk is a very cool idea!
schatzie29 added this to schatzie29's ideas
June 18, 2014
Barrel-topped trunk as bedside table
callawaycollection added this to callawaycollection's ideas
June 17, 2014
trunk
raezell added this to raezell's Ideas
June 17, 2014
barbarajolovell added this to barbarajolovell's ideas
June 13, 2014
Cool idea to turn a barrel topped trunk on it's side so can be an end table also
pbstunts added this to pbstunts's Ideas
June 12, 2014
trunk
tokana added this to Bedroom Ideas
June 11, 2014
I love the storage solution! If only this was a queen bed.
janishill added this to Guest Room
June 11, 2014
Trunk as night table
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June 11, 2014
Abe
elsnow added this to elsnow's Ideas
June 11, 2014
The trunk!!
mckinleykitchen added this to Decorating Ideas
June 10, 2014
Dome top trunk as an end table or nightstand
ampred1 added this to ampred1's ideas
June 10, 2014
bedroom
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June 9, 2014
Chest under bed
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June 8, 2014
use for curved-top trunk
allredcookie added this to allredcookie's ideas
June 8, 2014
I cold do this with my steamer trunk
Shirley added this to shirlery's Ideas
June 7, 2014
怀旧感
saminthedelta added this to saminthedelta's ideas
June 5, 2014
Love that trunk for a nightstand
Lilia Barberena added this to lilia_barberena's Ideas
June 5, 2014
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mrspamam added this to New house
June 4, 2014
love the storage
mariigoldx added this to Bedrooms
June 4, 2014
This bed looks cool I like a high bed
ccarl001 added this to ccarl001's Ideas
June 4, 2014
The Trunk
miramoustafa added this to miramoustafa's ideas
June 4, 2014
Nice
thedebbie123 added this to Furniture Ideas
June 1, 2014
Fun idea to use the trunk as a table
lartibea added this to lartibea's ideas
June 1, 2014
Bed
panjavernam added this to Kitchen Ideas
May 31, 2014
The bed room underneath compartment
New Old, LLC added this to bed
May 31, 2014
Trunk on its side
bhudson75 added this to bhudson75's ideas
May 29, 2014
Twin beds are just wide enough for deep draw­ers. In­clude some and guests will al­ways have ex­tra blan­kets close at hand.
mcnecat added this to back deck
May 29, 2014
Bed
Design Love Letters added this to Child's Rest and Play
May 29, 2014
Trunk as side table is unique
swholmes added this to swholmes's ideas
May 28, 2014
like the steamer trunk turned on side for night stand use
maycastonguay added this to maycastonguay's Ideas
May 28, 2014
Idée
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May 27, 2014
coffre à la verticale!
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May 27, 2014
caixa de nuvia
borcke added this to borcke's ideas
May 27, 2014
trunk turned on side creates bedside table. Cool
rustyand added this to Exterior Ideas
May 26, 2014
Love underbed drawers.
Olivia Anderson added this to olivia_anderson5090639's Ideas
May 25, 2014
Ahh!!! Love the chest!!
jojo1945 added this to jojo1945's ideas
May 25, 2014
great idea...also the wall display is rather original!!
knoha added this to knoha's Ideas
May 25, 2014
Bedroom bedside table
Lisa Tchouklova added this to Cabanon Colonial Room
May 24, 2014
trunk as a bedside table
ndecourval added this to ndecourval's ideas
May 23, 2014
idée d'utilisation de coffre
griffinl added this to Ideas for Old Stuff
May 22, 2014
Love the idea of positioning the trunk on its side as a nightstand!
Sheila DeBoer added this to pat
May 21, 2014
trunk on end
Nini Chorpenning added this to nini_chorpenning's ideas
May 21, 2014
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kzmafanya added this to kzmafanya's ideas
May 20, 2014
Like the lamp stand
rosajack added this to Bedroom Ideas
May 20, 2014
as a night table - the trunk with the rounded top
caseags added this to caseags's ideas
May 20, 2014
Excellent idea for using a barrel shaped trunk....love it!
lexcreate added this to Bedrooms
May 20, 2014
chest used as bedside table
bandcimm added this to bandcimm's ideas
May 20, 2014
beach mat hung up on wall
mom3rn added this to Bedroom
May 19, 2014
Trunk on end!
thill348 added this to thill348's Ideas
May 19, 2014
Low cost headboard wall
stephaniegailhoward added this to Side Tables
May 19, 2014
creative way to use a barrel-topped trunk
Bryce Dossett added this to Bryce Dossett's Ideas
May 19, 2014
Truck table
journeytracy added this to journeytracy's Ideas
May 18, 2014
Likes the drawers under the bed- Riley room
suzanne253 added this to suzanne253's Ideas
May 18, 2014
Dresser in girls' room made to fit under the twin beds?
Danielle Kalogeratos-Simone added this to Using old furniture
May 18, 2014
Love how to transform
Merrie Lucas Interiors added this to merrielucas's ideas
May 18, 2014
Turn barrel top trunk sideways to repurpose
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May 18, 2014
trunk idea
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May 17, 2014
Cameron's Room
magnolia1766 added this to muebles
May 17, 2014
baúl como mesa de luz. cama con cajonera
heleneguy added this to heleneguy's ideas
May 17, 2014
la table de chevet
decoratordoozy added this to decoratordoozy's ideas
May 16, 2014
love the table made of a barrel shaped trunk
pmorlan added this to Interesting
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.
esheri added this to Home Decor
May 16, 2014
I love the coffee table idea!
Faten Abbas added this to Faten Abbas's Ideas
May 15, 2014
The colors
Caitlin Conroy added this to Minimalist
May 15, 2014
The bed drawers and the side table
1thorburn added this to decor
May 15, 2014
I have the same trunk
mtmack added this to Side tables
May 15, 2014
Trunk used on it's side - great idea
Janelle Zwart added this to Our House
May 15, 2014
Creative use of a barrel-topped chest
mrstrawinski added this to mrstrawinski's Ideas
May 15, 2014
Shade? As headboard..
lisahudson added this to Decor
May 15, 2014
Trunk
Karen added this to thegungurl's ideas
May 14, 2014
Fab use of arch top trunk
Chantal Tardif added this to objets
May 13, 2014
meuble de chevet
Blenda Hall added this to georgiajustin's Ideas
May 13, 2014
Caleb's room
chezhodge added this to chezhodge's ideas
May 13, 2014
barrel trunk on its side as nightstand, bed on chest.
Bridget Bradbrook added this to bridget_bradbrook's ideas
May 13, 2014
Trunk turned on end for table
azureskies added this to Guest Room
May 12, 2014
Good use of old chest for captain's bed
beachers added this to furniture
May 12, 2014
trunk for night table
hollyz added this to furniture
May 12, 2014
Trunk
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May 12, 2014
blind with pictures
justincase93 added this to justincase93's ideas
May 12, 2014
storage under the bed
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May 12, 2014
trunk on end
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May 11, 2014
Trunk
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Trunk
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May 11, 2014
Build these for under bed storage
Rachel Blair added this to rachel_blair5685791's ideas
May 11, 2014
Drawers under bed
Jennifer Dorn added this to jennifer_dorn's ideas
May 11, 2014
Barrell trunk sideways
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May 11, 2014
trunk lamp table
Bliss Grey added this to The Great Big Room
May 11, 2014
The Trunk turned on end as a table.
Angela Brown added this to angela_brown6415973's Ideas
May 11, 2014
Boys room
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May 10, 2014
Roll top trunk on side
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May 10, 2014
Boys bedroom?
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May 10, 2014
STORAGE
19kdc54 added this to Misc Ideas
May 10, 2014
Turn the trunk on its side!
ssbcrna added this to ssbcrna's ideas
May 10, 2014
barrel chest like Rob's on its side for function!!
darlenec4 added this to darlenec4's Ideas
May 10, 2014
Wine barrel
nancymjohnson added this to Crafty, Clever Ideas
May 10, 2014
What a clever use of a hump back trunk! Thank God for people who think out if the box!
treebeard53 added this to treebeard53's Ideas
May 10, 2014
trunk as end table or coffee table
wombatblu45 added this to wombatblu45's ideas
May 10, 2014
Trunk on its side brilliant !!!!
kristenmc added this to kristenmc's Ideas
May 10, 2014
Trunk standing on end
cassmith added this to cassmith's ideas
May 9, 2014
Night table
mekameka2 added this to Repurposing
May 9, 2014
Set a barrel top trunk on its end; use as a nightstand or end table.
lorilopez1 added this to lorilopez1's Ideas
May 9, 2014
trunk
ajnatemom added this to Boys bedrooms
May 9, 2014
Use Mamaw's trunk
Susan Rosebrook added this to rosebrooksusan's ideas
May 9, 2014
Domed trunk on it's side for a nightstand
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trunk as night stand
klwrlw added this to klwrlw's Ideas
May 9, 2014
Wonderful idea -- a trunk on its side!
mbword added this to Interior design
May 9, 2014
love the barrel top trunk turned sideways as table
rhalenc added this to rhalenc's Ideas
May 9, 2014
Using a rounded trunk for a night stand
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Our trunk in a basement bedroom
lsl7 added this to Bedroom Ideas
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Nightstand
watergirl05 added this to watergirl05's ideas
May 9, 2014
Never thought to turn a trunk on end....great look and idea. Different.
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May 9, 2014
Trunk turned on side as table
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May 8, 2014
复古;配色很赞
Claire Reeger added this to Bedrooms
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I love the bed with drawers!
keenmc added this to keenmc's Ideas
May 8, 2014
End able
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trunk on end
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use old dresser under the bed
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Trunk end table
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Great idea for a night stand!
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Bed for Bella
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Hump back trunk as end table
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Trunk as nightstand
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Trunk side table
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bedside chest of drawers
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trunk idea for mom's guest room
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Clever
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LOVE THE IDEA OF USING AN UPTURNED TRUNK FOR A NIGHT STAND....
j9franks added this to House Plans
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Neat idea to turn the trunk on it's side for a beside table.
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Night stand - chest setting on end.
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Upright trunk
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Trunk
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Chest in Game room to go under Jamie's bed NC
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Seaside InteriorsSave to IdeabookEmail Photo 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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Sideways trunk
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trunk as bedside table
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Trunk
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Trunk as nightstand
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Trunk on side
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matt'sbedframe
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Coffre antique debout
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Bunk room at some point
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love the roll up shade hung on the wall as a back drop for the headboard and framed picture.
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use of shape
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love it
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Bed with storage underneath
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the night stand
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Trunk table
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Refresh moms old trunk and make it a end or night table.
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Barrel topped trunk turned on end
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upsidedown box
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Attractive storage under a bed.
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For twin room
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Barrel top trunk
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Trunk
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Seaside Interiors Save to Ideabook Email Photo 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 7, 2014
Chest on end.
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Space savers
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my chest
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Trunk chest
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Trunk on it's end
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Trunk on it's side-useful!
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Use as a nite stand or an end table
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Very clever.
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Placement of round too trunk
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turn chest on side
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