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Timeless and Treasured Antique Trunk Bookshelf

Julie from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss stopped over to Remodelaholic to share with their readers a DIY project transforming a wooden trunk into a bookcase.

Old-world craftsmanship inspired Julie and her husband to salvage “Eduardo” (they named the trunk) and give him a new leash on life. By removing the inside dividers and installing striped liners they inserted wooden shelves and instantly turned “Eduardo” the trunk, into “Edurdo” the charming bookcase. The timeless value of a treasure from the past was given feet and a much needed wax coating. Julie provides pictures of each step in the process and offers some great advice on purchasing supplies.

When shopping for a trunk, try to see it’s potential as another piece of furniture. Remodelholics has included several articles linked for other trunk ideas. Trunk re-purposing is certainly a current trend, and for those who enjoy stepping back to the past, and bringing it to the future, this will be a rewarding project.

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