DIY Trunk Coffee Table

I found this cute little old truck over at the Salvation Army and I though it would be so cute as a coffee table/toy storage. My little one always has his toys running around my living room and I though a little storage would go a long way. So I decided to make a DIY Trunk Coffee Table.
Can you imagine that the trunk only cost me $12!
So I went to work on my new trunk.
Table legs (home depot)
paint (desired colored)
painters tape
The first thing you will need to do is cover the edges and locks with painters tape to make sure you don’t paint over them. 
I spent a couple of hours just covering the trunk. It was not fun at all but it needed to be done. Then I went to work on the legs of the trunk. I got my table legs at the Home Depot.

I used a mahogany stain for the table legs. I just love dark wood and of course it matches everything in my home.

After staining the table legs and left to dry, it was time to paint the trunk. As you might have guessed already purple is my favorite color and I decided to paint the trunk that color. 
Once everything is dry its time to install the table legs to the trunk. You will need to drill 1/2 inch holes threw the bottom of the trunk.
Now that you are done with all the drilling, you will need to hammer the T-Nuts on top of the holes you just drilled. They will need to be place in the inside of the trunk. The t-nuts help keep the legs in place. The little teeth of the t-nuts dig into the wood to maintain the legs in place. 
I have another tutorial on how to install them here.
You will nee to screw the legs from the bottom of the trunk and Ta-Da!
You are now finished with your Truck Coffee Table! All you need to do now is enjoy it.


2 thoughts on “DIY Trunk Coffee Table

  1. Denyse @ Crazy Beautiful Life

    What a great find. You don’t see too many trunks around these days, at least not in thrift stores.

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