Since apparently moving and settling into our first home (still in progress) wasn’t enough of a project, we decided to take on a few more. This past weekend, we went to a few of the many thrift/antique stores in Burbank looking for something to turn into a headboard and found two things we just couldn’t pass up.
First, we found this little guy at Helping Hands for Animals. It’s not a super nice piece, or very big and is definitely no headboard, but the shape is really nice and savannah had a definite vision for this one as soon as she saw it. Also, we were helping animals. It wasn’t a huge investment, so if it doesn’t turn out right, hopefully it will at least be a fun process.
Second, we found a couple of World War II era trunks at Vintage Boutique. We’d been eyeing a storage bench online at Target to put at the end of our bed, but when we saw this trunk, we decided it would be a fun project to restore it (and maybe paint it) and would definitely keep our bedroom looking plenty masculine. In the last couple of days, we’ve learned a fair amount about restoring trunks by reading articles online, so we’ll walk you through our journey with this one… Follow along to see if we’re crazy for attempting this.