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We’re all about recycling and reusing but sometimes you’ll find things around the house that feel like they’ve met their final days. That’s where repurposing comes in! Have an old trunk that’s just full of junk taking up space? Well instead of trashing the whole thing, why not turn it into something new? Start repurposing with one of these fun projects!
My household could definitely use a new coffee table and there’s something about this coffee table that really appeals to me. Maybe it’s the simplicity of it or its vintage charm but either way, I need one of these in my home. Depending on the trunk you may need to do a little work on the exterior but that just adds to the fun of the project!
The Tiny Office
Now I apologize that this project comes with zero instructions but it was just too cool not to include! Imagine busting out a compact office whenever and wherever you feel like it! With this tiny office, you can do just that. This vintage trunk may be perfect for just this. Install a desk where the wardrobe is supposed to fit, add some wheels and you’re good to go!
Here’s a great way to get double the use out of a trunk—turn it into an ottoman! Inspired by the mismatch of an old trunk and it’s new lid, Mon Makes Things had an easy solution, do some upholstering! She was able to turned the mismatched trunk into an ottoman to rest your feet or your behind, however you decide to relax.
No roundup is complete without a bar! This project from our friends at Apartment Therapy is a great solution for anyone who needs a little extra storage for their booze. With an old trunk you can easily hide all the booze in your house from those greedy guests or wheel it out for a good time.
Finally, this is something I definitely need in my apartment. I own about 3 pairs of footwear but each one of my four roommates boasts a collection of fifty to a hundred shoes (this is a slight exaggeration), which constantly makes a mess of our hallway. With a vintage trunk you can clean up the clutter that all those shoes makes and put them in a shoe cabinet. Perfect for anyone with a lot of shoes, or a lot of roommates with a lot of shoes.
Do you have any ideas of ways to repurpose an old trunk? What else do you want to see repurposed? Let us know in the comments.