The steamer trunk was the first piece I bought for my new bedroom.
I’ve always wanted one and moving from one apartment to another served as the perfect opportunity to find one.
The Steamer Trunk
- Where: North Kingstown, RI
- How: Craigslist
- Cost: $60 (originally $75)
- Makeover: polished wood and brass hardware
When I told my boss I was picking up something I had found on Craigslist, he asked if I was bringing someone with me. To be honest, I wasn’t planning on bringing anyone, so I told him I could “probably find a friend” to come along.
When my boss offered to go out of his way to go with me to make sure I wouldn’t be abducted, it only seemed right to bring along the best muscle possible—my cousin Rian, the six-foot Marine.
It was nice spending time with Rian, we hadn’t really hung out in years.
So thanks, Craigslist (and my boss), for inadvertently bringing family together.