She was concerned about additional storage once the overhead cupboards were gone. I suggested a blanket box for the end of her bed. Ra thought it sounded like a good idea. It will also provide additional seating (and a dumping spot for clothes).
I hunted around on eBay and found an old blue metal trunk. it was a beauty.
The only true before shot is of the trunk as the next pics I took look so different once we had cleaned it up.
Tried to use black paint to rub over to highlight the metal work.
I probably should have done a bit more research as the enamel paint behaved very differently to the water-based ones that I had read about.