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30 June 2007 @ 03:46 pm
Yarrrr! Pirate booty!  
I've been scouring the internets and assorted retail establishments for something nifty to serve as a night table. I'd been hoping to find a restored steamer trunk or something similar. Assuming the piece appealed to me aesthetically, it had to be flat enough to put my alarm clock on, close to some standard nightstand height, and within my price range. I do love the camel hump chests (huh huh I said hump), but they're not very practical as night tables.

I just ordered this. The style appeals to me, the dimensions work well, and the price is right. It actually costs less than the wood blanket chests I was considering.

Yay for exposed wood and colors that go with everything! Yay for simple, classic styling! Yay for a subtly curved top that I can still put things on! Yay for lacking details that are irrelevant to me and drive up the cost of the piece! There are restored trunks out there with original fabric interiors, lithographs, and other features that cost a boatload because they're rare to find in restorable condition or time-consuming to restore. This trunk has a nice finish, and the interior is smooth and clean enough to store blankets in. Works for me.
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bagelofangstbagelofangst on July 1st, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
Man, that's gorgeous. I'm totally jealous :B
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on July 2nd, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Keep checking the site. He may eventually put up one that works for you. Also, take a look at Brettun's Village and the trunk sites on their links page.

Also check antique stores and estate auctions if you feel like it. I saw an old wooden trunk on some upper floor of the Bellefonte Plaza, though it hadn't been restored. Eagle Trunks will restore customer trunks, as will some of the other sites I looked at. It might be a feasible DIY project (because you know people who are skilled at working with wood), but if something goes wrong, the trunk could be ruined.