Monday, November 23, 2009
My sister Jenna and her husband Antonio have the most beautiful piece of furniture in their Soho apartment - an old luggage trunk of Antonio's great grandfather that he used when immigrating to the United States from Italy. It's beautiful and is still in such amazing condition. Old trunks or luggage bags can really make beautiful furniture pieces, however buying trunks like these are usually quite expensive. If you are lucky enough to have one in the family like my sister and her husband did, TAKE IT! Otherwise, take advantage of any sidewalk sales or flee markets in your area that may have some for a steal. It's always so fun when you snatch a good find like these. I love the technique of stacking two suitcases and covering with a glass top or wooden surface to form the table.