In a large family of six, I am always looking for ways to incorporate as many storage solutions into our home as possible. This farmhouse blanket storage trunk was the solution that I needed for storing our heirloom family quilts.
Farmhouse Blanket Storage for the Living Room
My husband, Timothy and I, recently spent a rainy day strolling through some local antique shops. I came home empty handed but I kept thinking about this rustic red trunk that I had seen in one of the booths.
So, the next day I sent my daughter back to the antique shop to pick up the trunk. I knew that it would be the perfect farmhouse piece for our living room to store blankets in.
I am generally very conscious about the amount of things that we keep as a family. Generally, once every few months, we go through drawers and closets to donate or sell things we no longer need. When I shop for furniture pieces, I like pieces that can function in multiple ways. This trunk offers not only storage, but it also doubles as a coffee table.
Rustic Farmhouse Blanket Storage Trunk
The trunk had a great rustic farmhouse feel, but red was the wrong color for our home. To give the trunk a makeover I used my favorite chalk paint, called Toasted Poppyseed. Then, I used a Matte Polycrylic to protect the chalk paint finish.
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Living Room Blanket Storage
As a family we are blessed to have several quilters in our family. So while we have several throw blankets to cozy up with on the couch, I needed a storage solution for our heirloom quilts.
Both of the quilts shown in the photo below were made by grandmother and her sister as wedding presents for my husband and I. Those quilts are now 20 years old and both my grandmother and her sister have passed. The quilts are hand stitched and mean so much to me.
The rest of the trunk is filled with hand made quilts that belong to each of our children. They received handmade quilts as baby gifts and my mother has also made them quilts.
Small Space Storage for Quilts
In our home, storage is limited. Therefore, I have to be creative when it comes to storing items that we may not often use but they are precious heirlooms for our family.
This farmhouse blanket storage trunk is just what we needed to store all of our blankets. Since it doubles as a coffee table, many times the children will set the centerpiece aside and play board games on the top. I love that this piece not only fits the style of our home but that it also serves dual purposes.
How do you store blankets and quilts? Do you have a designated space? What other kinds of furniture pieces do you use in your home that offers storage space? Let me know by leaving a comment below.
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