Life may not come with instructions, but it sure does come with a lot of other odds and ends. The best way to keep those less than slightly items out of sight? — A vintage trunk. The majority of used trunks date to the steam travel era, meaning splendidly distressed exteriors, big, leather buckles and hammered brass corners. Use these trunks as coffee table, nightstands, or just straight up handsome storage. A little tip? Stuff them full, but leave a little room at the top for tossing in coffee table clutter when company shows up unannounced.
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