Before my office renovation, I had a metal file cabinet. It did its job but nothing really cool about it.
I needed something that would look cool or funky as well. I had thought about a storage ottoman but with a couple miniature jungle cats (in their minds), the fabric had to be right.
Then the idea came around the holidays during one of my movie marathons – an old trunk – maybe something that looked like it passed through Platform 9 3/4 a few times.
Just last week I found one at a salvage place.
It was pretty filthy and the leather handles were broken and disintegrating. The inside smelled (and still does) of moth balls.
After a little bit of TLC and a set of caster wheels, it’s now ready to start earning its keep.