Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Metal Trunks: Desi Style

Crate & Barrel is selling Metal Trunks! These brought on a wave of nostalgia for the rusted luggage trunks from back home. 


I know its a little hard to imagine incorporating these into the decor of our homes. But they do make great storage options.... 


Or perhaps they could work as a center table when piled on top of the other? Else paint them as our desi blogland DIY queen did....

11 comments:

Pallavi Arunika said...

Nice Post and I so agree with your line "I know its a little hard to imagine incorporating these into the decor of our homes." I am getting reminded of the old Indian trunks. It's interesting how the same concept comes back into fashion every few decades with some minor tweeks !

GB said...

LOL the metal trunks. yes, they have possibilities. nice post Divs!

Designwali said...

I love these...was thinking of them for my son's room!

Rekha said...

Looks like the decor world is going back in times, metal trunks look great but may not actually fit in my decor :)

Anonymous said...

I have been eyeing the trunks in my grandparents house for a long time until one day i realized some relatives took possession of it already!
I have seen trunks being used as coffeetable, TV stand, big trunks ones for kids toys, place to keep the heavy wedding and family albums and at the foot of bedposts - PP ;)

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Oh man looking at those trunks I m already missing Delhi -Nizzamudin station and the scene when train arrives.Of course these stylish ones are no comparison to ones we see there :)

purplehomes said...

The trunks look lovely in the picture but I agree with you i am not sure i want them in my home..may be the veranda..a table for the garden..yes that would be lovely.

Hilary said...

I have one of these, except it's a little more beat up! and we use it for our coffee table.

Sound Horn Please said...

@Prachi- Putting them in the garden is such a fantastic idea! Really!

@Tanvi- I can't handle ore nostalgia- Stopppp! :(

@Hilary- I would like to see a pic of that!

@PP- Putting it at the foot of a bed is also a great idea. Such a nice way to store quilt and linen.

@Rekha- Agreed! Not so sure it would fit in mine either. I am still on the wall. I would put it out in the garden like Prachi.

@Sundeep- I think they would be perfect for a guy's room than a girl's. Agreed! If it was for a daughter I would go ballistic painting it :)

India pied a terre said...

Oh so cool they could painted to look old. And add some old hotel, train & plane luggage stickers!!

Sans! said...

Just made some mini steel trunks and researching them . Google brought me here :)