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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Decorating with Burlap, painting with Chalk paint, and changing a vignette!

Yes all in a day's work! Decorating with burlap, 
I painted with Chalk paint and of course one thing lead to another, had to change a vignette!


It all started with this old mini trunk we had.
Both Kim and Martina inspired me on this one!
I felt the need to lighten and brighten it.  I have plenty of burlap left, and do NOT want to waste it.


This is one of my new chalk paint colors...Arles is the color, and it is a real pretty yellow shade.


I really roughed  it up a bit.


I really like the touch of texture the burlap adds to the box.
I mod podged it on..
FUN!


Do you remember my Moss ball, that my friend made for me?
HERE you can read about it
Well I have had it since April, and it is still alive and well.



I love my old books that I have found mostly at Goodwill and thrift stores...my seltzer bottle in which my FIL gave to us.


Of course while I was in the painting mode, I had to step outside...
this is just a sneak peek.

Boys start back to school tomorrow (insert sad/happy face ______)
I am sad, yet happy and excited for them.
It has been a fabulous summer, it went by way tooooo fast though!~
NEWBIE party

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57 Comments:

Blogger NanaDiana said...

Your little piece looks great, Debbie- I can't believe your boys are starting school already. Our schools don't start until Labor Day...Happy/Sad indeed~ xo Diana

August 16, 2011 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

I am loving the vintage, shabby chic feel of this and who would have thought of using chalk paint...oh right, you would Debbie! Love it! :)

Liesl :)

August 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

love how it looks painted.. that moss ball is great~!

kids here dont start back for 2 weeks.

August 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love it Debbie and what a pretty color!! Love Love how you added the burlap to the top too! Looks great! Martina

August 16, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love how the mini trunk turned it. It stands out against the rest of your woodwork so much better now. Great color choice:)

August 16, 2011 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

PS- thanks so much for the mention:)

August 16, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

what is with these kids starting school in the middle of summer nowadays? Ok I LOVE that trunk, never seen anything like it...really unique, but then you always have cool stuff like that, seriously one of my favorite pieces ever! I spied Kim's pillow and I love your photography girl, your getting to be a real pro!

August 16, 2011 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Looks great! I love this color too...seems the blues/grey/white are all over blogland & this is unique. When I think of school starting, it makes me feel like fall might be approaching...with cooler temps. :-)

xo
Pat

August 16, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

It looks fabulous Debbie, I love the color and the distressing and burlap made it exceptional.

August 16, 2011 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Love your vignettes, Debbie, so beautifully rustic!...Christine

August 16, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your coffee table looks perfect...but I also noticed the lamp beside your sofa. Would you share where it came from? I love the shape of the shade. Hope tomorrow goes OK for your boys. We start next Wednesday. Enjoy the day!

August 16, 2011 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love the trunk redo!!

August 16, 2011 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger laurie said...

school doesn't go in here until after labour day,, I know you'll miss the boys when they go back but after a couple of days you'll fall into step and start enjoying the fall, you have that new outside area to work on,, chin up,,

August 16, 2011 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Love It Debbie! Looks Great!

August 16, 2011 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

I'm a new follower and love your site...I've also joined your linky parties and added your button to my blog "It's a party"...I would love for you to stop by and say "Hi"...

August 16, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Debbie, your little trunk looks wonderful. Great idea.

August 16, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

That looks awesome. I can't believe your kids go back tomorrow already. I still have three weeks or so. Thanks for partying with me tonight.

August 16, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love the trunk! What I hated about my son going back to school was that life had to once again be structured....Yuk, up early, homework, bed time.

Carol

August 16, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Looks great! Hard to realize that school is starting up again.

August 16, 2011 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

Hi Debbie, I enjoy your blog so much, and the little chalk painted case is perfection!

August 16, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, I love the suitcase. It looks fabulous with all the distressing. Looks like it really wore over time. Just got Leila to bed. Whew!

August 16, 2011 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Your mini trunk looks fabulous! There are just some things that look better with paint & your trunk is one of them.

August 16, 2011 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Love of the Sea said...

Love the mini trunk. That came out fabulous!

August 16, 2011 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love what you did to your trunk. Your vignettes always look so interesting.

August 16, 2011 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Blue Creek Home said...

Hi Debbie,
Love what you did to the little case - and the burlap finishes it off perfectly. I have a small case like that - I may just have to chalk it up a little bit!
Rhonda

August 16, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Heaven's Walk said...

Amazing what a little chalk paint will do for a little suitcase, huh, Debbie? :) Luv what you did with yours with the burlap! Very clever and cute!

xoxo laurie

August 16, 2011 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

I am loving that trunk with the new paint job!!! That looks really good! I hope the boys have a great first day back!

August 16, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Love the way this one turned out! The burlap gave it a lot of texture. That shade of yellow is so pretty. Works great with the burlap.

August 16, 2011 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger once in a blue moon said...

you are very talented~

August 16, 2011 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Debra @ Common Ground said...

This turned out great, love the color!!

August 16, 2011 at 11:55 PM  
Blogger Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this is amazing!! This looks great. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

August 17, 2011 at 2:38 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Hi Debbie, love your little trunk make-over and the vignette you created! Looks great.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

August 17, 2011 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger Val said...

If I send you a plane ticket...would you come over and just help me paint everything??? =)

August 17, 2011 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Pattie said...

Hope you boy's have a good start at school... Love the the black and white photo..

August 17, 2011 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

The painted trunk looks fantastic! What a great color! Love all your old books and the seltzer bottle too. Yay for the moss ball still looking so great!! Hope they boys had a good back to school! Mine two still have a few weeks and we still have a vacation to look forward to before school starts. I don't want to think about the first day yet!!!

August 17, 2011 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Our's starts in a week, 1st and 4th grade for them! I was always happy/sad when mine started back too!
Love the little trunk, great idea for it!

August 17, 2011 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Miss Walker said...

Love the vintage books! Cute blog, now following! Miss Walker xoxo

August 17, 2011 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Marcia (One Heart) said...

Cute.

August 17, 2011 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I love chalk paint, I try to find an excuse to use it anywhere! :) Love this project!!
Kristi

August 17, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love the new color! It looks terrific! Our boys don't start for a few weeks yet(NY doesn't start til after Labor Day.) Thanks for sharing.

August 17, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Love this trunk! It definitely has more presence with a lighter color. Love the shape. I'm an old book fan too, I have tons of old books. Nice touch.

August 17, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Hi Debbie! Just wanted to say I love how your truck turned out!! So beautiful....and the whole display is great! :)
Lina
Fancy frugal Life

August 17, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Hi Debbie. I love what you did with this trunk. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Your new outside area is fab too; can't wait to see the area when you've finished putting your special touches on the area. Peggy www.angel-babycreations.com

August 17, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow I love it and the color! Looks perfect!

August 17, 2011 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger linda said...

i love the trunk and burlap added to it turned out so great hmmmmmm what could i paint now:)

August 17, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

LOVE the little trunk, it is a great idea.


I have to agree with you, summer has gone by too fast!

Have a great one :0)

August 17, 2011 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Everyone is going great guns with that chalk paint. Your trunk looks great. Debbiedoos certainly doooes everything. Go Girl! Ginger

August 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Debbie I love this! Such a cute little 'trunk' to begin with but SO much cuter with the color you chose! Love the books -- you've created this with three of my 'obsessions': books, chalk paint and burlap!

August 17, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Isabelle Thornton said...

Very pretty!!! Love it!

August 17, 2011 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

Very pretty! I'm in such a decorating funk. I don't know what my problem is but I'm not in the mood to do anything but look at everyone's elses projects!

August 17, 2011 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

What FUN, Debbie! It looks fantastic ... so much character, now. And, your vignette is awesome ... glad your moss ball is alive and well. Happy 1st day of school to your kiddos.

August 17, 2011 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

What FUN, Debbie! It looks fantastic ... so much character, now. And, your vignette is awesome ... glad your moss ball is alive and well. Happy 1st day of school to your kiddos.

August 17, 2011 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Lizabeth said...

You did an awesome job on that little mini trunk!I love that soft yellow chalk color- and your roughing up job on it is perfect! Your new vignette looks great and so does the moss ball. I can't believe kids are already starting school! We don't start until right after the Labor Day holiday here.

August 17, 2011 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Beverly said...

Great project. The case looks great! Love the color and the burlap was a wonderful touch.

August 17, 2011 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love what you did with the burlap!
Turned out great, Debbie!
I love the old books and also your moss ball.
xx
A

August 18, 2011 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I only have a second to comment that I LOVE how that little trunk thing turned out!! Makes me want to do something like that! Love it!

August 23, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Meg {henninglove} said...

seriously love your blog and all the great ideas you posted, can you please come to my house and decorate for me?

August 24, 2011 at 9:48 PM  

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