Well she picked it up and it happened to be the color of the week when she got it, so it cost her $10! Total score!!! She wanted some ideas on what she could do with it, so I came up with a few I found around the blogosphere....keeping in mind she wants to use it as a coffee table.
Oh and her living room colors are hunter green, chocolate brown, light brown...earth tones.
Love this before and after from Poofycheeks Amazing what a little paint can do.
You could paint your trim (the part with the studs on it) one color to get rid of the yellow (if you don't think it would go) and paint the inside a color that coordinates with your room.
How fun is this one from Denver Post
It's a great example of how it would look if you painted the hardware and the trim if you don't like any of the yellow Christina. Choose two browns that go in your room and do a stripe?!?
My friend Eva (who sells fabulous personalized items!) did a fabulous makeover...here is her before
And with a little fabric, mod podge and ribbon she has this for a beautiful after:
Or how about this one?
And if you wanted to add a little height to the chest you could get some stubby legs from Home Depot or Lowes and drill 4 holes on the bottom and screw them on.
I hope these ideas helped a little! I love using trunks as coffee tables! Anyone else seen any ideas that would help Christina out?