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Thursday, November 3, 2011

An up-cycled trunk the crafty scrappy happy way!

Well guys---
for those of you who went over to vote for the One Month To Win It competitions----
did you guess this project was mine? 

Since this round of the competition was spray paint---
I had some fun
Up-cycling this trunk.

Once again I am finding these competitions are great motivation to do projects that I have been putting off for a long LONG time!

I have had this trunk since this summer----
I paid $5 for it.
And made an attempt to paint it by hand....
that didn't work well so this treasure sat out in my garage for months.

I spray painted the entire trunk and then hand painted the white detailing.
To add the quote---which I ADORE {just in case you were wondering} 
I just cut it out with my cutting machine {the silhouette}
And painted the words in using the cut vinyl as a stencil. 

Just for an FYI here is the Krylon spray paint that I used---it was a metallic satin---so it wasn't too shiny.
It fit in perfectly with all of the lights, whites and grays that I have in my bedroom!

So this ended up being kind of a nice addition to my bedroom which many of you know was just made over.  And I also wanted to point out that the frame {on clearance from TJ Maxx}
was also spray painted to match.
And quite possibly my favorite part of all of this is that I framed some amazing hand written notes that I found in a vintage dental book---they are SUCH a treasure to me!
I know that script is popular right now----
I think EVERYONE should dig up old hand written notes and frame them----so SO cool.

So I think this is officially a crafty scrappy happy project because it means a lot to me.
I had so many set backs while I worked to become a dentist.... so this trunk, the quote and the scrip notes remind me to be persistent with all that I do! 

{I love to link up here}


Blogger Mary - because i like to decorate said...

Fantastic! Now I just have to try that spray paint on something :)

November 3, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

What a cute little trunk!

November 3, 2011 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger EvA. . . said...

i love it jaime very pretty! You did a great job girl:)

November 3, 2011 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger c.w.frosting said...

I love this, from the color to the quotation! And I voted for it! Thanks for linking to the crafty scientist linky!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

November 4, 2011 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I did guess this one was yours! I voted for it too. It looks amazing!

November 4, 2011 at 3:42 AM  
Blogger Maggie Massey said...

Beautiful, Jaime...just beautiful! I knew this one was's definitely pure JK style...I voted for it, of course!!!! You are awesome.

November 4, 2011 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger A Thrifted Market said...

Love it! Yep I voted for that one..Have a great weekend!

November 4, 2011 at 5:26 AM  
Blogger I am LOVD said...

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. What gave it away? Was it the beautiful photography? Was it the clean, crisp colors chosen for the craft? Was it the numbers? Hmmm, I'll just call it sure genius on my part:-)

November 4, 2011 at 6:07 AM  
Blogger Love Sweet Love said...

I knew INSTANTLY that this one was your project-beautiful, gorgeous and Jaime in EVERY way! Congrats on moving on to the next round :)

November 4, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I guessed it! I knew this was your project as soon as I lay eyes on it. I love the trunk transformation. It's beautiful.


November 4, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Kelli @ The Loss Cause said...

Girl, you have some amazing trash to transform! I love it!

November 4, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

That is SO amazing! I love how it turned out. You are a rockstar at transforming things!

November 4, 2011 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Dana Fox said...

what!? you only paid $5 for it!? you brought life to it! Love your transformation :)
xox dana
stop by the wonder forest

November 4, 2011 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Truly lovely!

November 4, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Yay! I knew this one was yours. You have great style (I think I've said that a time or 2), and it's easily recognizable. That's a great thing! I love this transformation, and it's so great that it fits into your newly redone bedroom. Congrats on moving on to the next round!

November 4, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Pamela Bates said...

AWEsome Jaime!!!

November 5, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Kei said...

Fabulous makeover! Your trunk looks great! :D

November 5, 2011 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Hi! Love the chest makeover and color!! It rocks.

Thanks for the invite. Linked up happy to become a follower!
Fancy Frugal Life

November 5, 2011 at 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

I was right! That is a great project. I am so glad you made it to round two and can't wait to see what you did with the DecoArt stuff.

November 5, 2011 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger mapleandmagnolia said...

Love it. This is so incredibly creative!

November 5, 2011 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Susanne said...

What a great result, it looks fantastic!
Wish you a good sunday!

November 6, 2011 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

Hi Jaime! I'm so excited that I picked the right project to vote for. I just knew that it was your style! Not to mention it is such a great reminder to us all to never give up. We may fall but as long as we keep getting up it's never over. Failing is temporary, giving up is permanent. Great job my friend!! =)

November 6, 2011 at 4:47 AM  
Blogger Roeshel said...

It's gorgeous, Jaime! I love every detail! :)

November 6, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow.. this is gorgeous! just found a lovely vintage suitcase at a car boot sale, you have really inspired me ;)

ps: my song bird pillow cover tutorial is now on my blog, would love your feedback as it's my first tutorial.

Katie from lilly and Boo

November 7, 2011 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Jamie @ DIY Home Sweet Home said...

Beautiful. Love the saying. (fall down 7 times, stand up 8)I'm your newest follower. Hope you stop by DIY Home Sweet Home and link up to More the Merrier Monday.
P.S. I'm having a little giveaway. Would love you to enter.

November 7, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Jessica @ {The.Junk.Nest} said...

This was the one I voted for. Yay! I love it, love it, love it!


November 7, 2011 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger henning love said...

i love that trunk and you did a great shape making it look better. i love what you put on the trunk too what a great reminder

November 10, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

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