The trunk was part of a decor scheme that included two royal blue futons, a barko lounger, twinkle lights, and a carboard cut out of Austin Powers' Mini Me.
Oh, and a poster of Sly Stalone. As Rocky. Natch.
I'm not sure where the trunk came from. It just showed up one day. I assume one of my roommates brought it home. It was blue. And very beat-up. But I was living on $100 a month for groceries at the time, so I wasn't in a position to turn my nose up at free furniture.
Anyway. I tell you this because I recently came across another steamer trunk (curbside) and I immediately fell in love and hauled it home. It's also blue and very beat up. The hardware is rusty, but other than that, it's in good shape and a little rust doesn't bother me. Adds character. Patina. (See my patina/poo post for more on that front.)
I'm thinking of using the new/old trunk in Pete's new place. I'm not sure he'll go for it, so I've been hunting down images of trunks used in similar applications.
What do you think of the steamer trunk coffee table? Is it passé? I asked this question on Twitter the other day and people seemed pretty positive about it, but I think a lot of the naysayers were just keeping quiet. If you hate it (or like it), by all means, speak up.