So Miika asked me to post pictures of the trunk, so here they are... not great quality pictures as the lighting wasn't great and I was in a hurry because we were running late this morning and Steph wanted to stop at Tim Hortons on the way to work. You can see a picture of the trunk, one of the inside of it too. I would like to paint it a nice burgundy/wine colour and keep the metal parts gold. I would love to display the trunk nicely once it's 'refurbished', I love it it makes me think of my grandmother. I'd like to either put it at the foot of my bed, but 2 things : 1- I'm scared the dog would pee on it. 2- My bed is a king size.. would the trunk look disproportionate ? OR I was thinking about asking your opinion on using the trunk in the living room instead of a coffee table.
My living room is pretty contemporary so it would make a big statement in there and add charm... but since the living room is already pretty 'full', would it be hogging too much space ? Although it wouldn't be as long and wide as the current coffee table, but it's... denser... What would you do ? Should I just leave it in the guest room for now and paint it another color ? (My bedroom is gold & burgundy, and the living room is light brown with burgundy/red accents, but the guest room is saige green and brown....) Anyways, here are the pictures, maybe you'll tell me that's it's ugly and to remember my grandmother in the basement instead hehe. (Click Pictures to Enlarge.)