Sunday, March 2, 2014

A taste of summer - vintage style.

Hello all!
I'm hoping Blogger is going to stop playing up and allow me to get this posted as it's time for another challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and this time we're going for a vintage theme.
     The great thing about playing with the DT over at Eclectic Ellapu is that you don't have to stick to cards or even papercrafts - it's eclectic you see, so anything is possible!
                             I decided to showcase a vintage metal trunk that I had painted during the summer - you remember summer, that time of warmth and sunshine without the dirty great piles of snow and ice everywhere!  Sorry, I'm a bit fed up with all the winter weather here in New Jersey and we've another storm heading our way today :(    Still these photos should warm you up a bit.........

         This was a battered up metal trunk that I picked up out in Pennsylvania on one of our junking trips.  I painted it an off-white colour with a chalk paint mixture I made myself and painted the inside grey.  I then added a red stripe and roughly waxed the whole exterior to give it more of an aged look.  I cut a vinyl stencil for the capital cities, using my Silhouette Cameo and painted the names using black acrylic paint.

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Linda Palmer said...

It is gorgeous Dawn and I love how you have planted some beautiful flowers in it. Beautiful work.

Penny said...

Love what you did with the trunk, Dawn! You have such a creative mind! :^) It is a great. shabby-chic piece, especially with flowers in it! :^)
So sorry you are getting more snow. I just cannot tolerate the cold anymore--I have lived in the heat for far too long!
Hugs, Penny

Kelly D said...

What a fantastic project you have created here and who would know that it was originally a battered trunk that you picked up orginally.. I certainly would pay for this in a shop.
Hugs Kelly xxx

Tracy said...

Thanks for the sunny project. Even us in the deep south are sick of the weather too. Give me spring! Great job Dawn! Hugs!