Vintage Air Force Trunk

This trunk was the client's grandmother's during her time the Air Force about 65 years ago. My client wanted to keep the piece and use it as a coffee table in her living room. The outside was scrubbed and cleaned to remove flecks of paint and dirt, while the metal was sanded to remove any rust and touched up. New leather handles were reattached to the sides using the existing nails. A clear coat was put over the entire outside to protect it from future scratches and scrapes. On the inside, the paper lining was removed, and an era appropriate Palm Springs patterned fabric re-covered the walls. The tray was also stripped and painted a slight off-white. The best part was preserving the name tag on the side of the trunk with the client's grandmother's information.


See more items on our For Sale page.