Today is the day of fantastic five-dollar thrift store finds! Stay tuned to see if I can manage to do anything to restore this trunk. It's already much improved since I stripped off the "woodgrain" contact paper that was slapped over it.
Parts are missing, and the metal is rusted away in one spot, but I think with some cleaning, sanding, and patching, it will be a really cute little trunk to keep stuff in. It's just loaded with history, too, but I'll tell you more about that next time.