This was such a fun little project and it only took me about 5 minutes to actually put it together. My grandmother got this antique trunk one day when we were antique shopping and I can’t remember how, but I ended up with it. During our recent move, we were down to the day of moving out and we still haven’t finished unloading all of our stuff from our moving trailer. Trey and I are wanting to get a new couch, but the one we want isn’t in stock right now and we remembered we had a sage green sectional in our trailer that we are going to use for the time being. (I know, I know…GREEN… totally not like me! This is definitely a design challenge for me!)
While we were digging the couch out of the trailer, my eye spotted this antique trunk towards the back and I knew I had to have it because it looked great with the green couch, I just didn’t know how I was going to incorporate it in my living room design. Before we brought the couch inside we did a full clean sweep on it, it had been in the trailer and even though it was clean, we wanted to be for sure for sure for sure that there were no little spider webs around! Haha. While Trey was vacuuming it, I spotted the little black feet we took off of our kitchen bar when we turned it into extra storage farmhouse kitchen island, here. And I instantly knew I could use them as feet for the trunk and turn it into a coffee table. And we are totally loving it!
4 furniture feet (they have these at your local home improvement store!)
Wood Glue (I use Titebond and love it!)
1. Clean up your trunk, mine is very old and was covered in dust from storage.
2. Drill 4 holes on all four corners of the bottom of your trunk the same size as the screws sticking out of your feet.
3. Generously apply the wood glue to the top of the feet and screw them into the holes, wiping away any and all access glue.
4. Screw on the bolts from the inside of the trunk as a second way of securing the feet.
5. Place the trunk right side up and top it with heavy books to add pressure to the feet until the glue dries. Leave the books for 30-45 min or until glue is completely dry.
And there you go! Super simple and unique coffee table!
I hope this inspires you to add some feet to something you love and make it into your own table!
See more of my DIY projects, here.