Flea Market Find

A few weeks ago I went to a flea market and bought this trunk.  I have to be careful about going because I find that I have a hard time resisting buying stuff, and I don’t want to end up being featured on the TLC hoarder show!

However this was only $25…and it is going to make a great coffee table once I clean it up,  and lots of storage room inside.

I have not worked on any quilting except the whole cloth, but it is progressing nicely (click pictures to enlarge)

Happy Collecting and quilting


13 thoughts on “Flea Market Find

  1. Sara says:

    I have a trunk just like that one, it was my grandfather’s trunk who came to the USA from Denmark in 1911! A very heavy trunk and no wheels to get through the airport, whoops, he came by ship through Ellis Island!

  2. What a wonderful trunk and an awesome price. What a great place to store some quilts!

  3. Ann Hancock says:

    Awesome trunk, what a beauty. It will be a beautiful coffee table.
    Haha- I hear you about the hoarding!! Just got back to EL and looking at this house, I am thinking of the word “Hoarding” I think I am going to have to have an enormous clear out here.

    • timquilts says:

      Ann I think If I had a house in 2 places like you I would be even worse….because then I would need to hoard 2 of everything, good luck with the clear out!….but dont get rid of anything you will regret!

  4. Chris says:

    We refinished one for a family member iin the last year. The cloth or canvas cover was in shreds so we removed it to the metal corners. We then used a scotchbrite pad and cleaned all the glue off and used a liberal coating of tung oil on the wood parts. The metal parts we used a flat black oil based paint. We did not hav e the inner tray, but my husband built one and we lined it all with wallpaper to make it clean and useable. She uses it for sweaters and as a coffee table. Hope your turns out as well as this one did. Chris

  5. myrosesindecember says:

    Great find! The more I look at the batik on the back of your whole cloth quilt, the more wonderful I think it would be as a quilted jacket! Gorgeous colors. How will you bind it?


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