Growing up, I watched my mom purchase a genuine storage trunk for each of her six children from the local flea market. Looking around, it's easy to see this trend is still continuing 30 years later! There are blogs out there that have neat and creative ides for using trunks as storage, furniture, or vintage décor. Take a look at these and get inspired to bring a little old world elegance into your home!
One great way to use a trunk is in the place of a coffee table. The addition of legs on the Ishu Pitara Coffee Trunk, makes it the perfect choice for the task. It's sold for $825.00 with free shipping. Home Decorators has a similar choice in their Maldives Coffee Table, which sells for just $399.00 with $60.00 shipping.
Savings: $459.00 or 44%
This pretty little side table may be simple in design, but the storage capacity makes for a great addition to the living room or den. Pottery Barn sells the Expedition Cube for $749.00 plus an additional $74.90 shipping and a $20.00 surcharge. But Overstock is currently offering free shipping on their Cruise Line Trunk End Table, priced at just $128.47. While it may not have all the bells and whistles of the Expedition version, the knockoff will save you 84 percent.
Savings: $715.43 or 85%
I absolutely love, love, love this trio of vintage-looking stackable trunks! Home Decorator's Graham Linen Trunks sport vintage writing and sell for $399.00 with $34.00 shipping. Overstock matches them with a set of their own, decorated with maps for a traveler's appeal. The Christopher Knight Home Map Trunks sell for just $83.99 with free shipping.
Savings: $349.01 or 81%
For a more sophisticated look, check out the Brownstone Regency Ivory Lacquer Rectangular Trunk from Zinc Door. While the name might be long, the price is even worse, selling for $1,610.00, thankfully with free shipping. But again, Overstock outdoes them by offering the Barclay White Trunk Cocktail Table for just $204.99, also with free shipping.
Savings: $1405.01 or 87%