Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NapaStyle {Inspired} Makeover

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I know I have talked about my trip to Napa Valley more than once.  “Ok, Krista.  We get it!  You loved Napa!”  So, here I go again… One of the fun shops we visited was NapaStyle.  It is a beautiful and unique store/deli with decor items, gifts and delicious goods.  I could have spent hours in there, tasting and browsing.  So fun!  Anyway, they have a website and catalog as well.  I love most everything in there, but these pieces caught my eye because I had a chest in need of some TLC.
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I love the rustic look of them and the idea of using unconventional items for tables, like the grape crate side table above.  I know it is just a replica, but until I can find the perfect antique crate, with the original stamp on the side…in all it’s rustic charm…for a STEAL… my version will have to do. ;)  I would really love to do something like the wine storage trunk on the right, but for now it is in my maybeonedayIcoulddothis vault.  Moving on…
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Here is the before.  My Grandma bought this for me right before I got married so he’s been around for the last 11 years or so. {I’m feeling old}  He has been abused a bit so I knew I either had to stain or paint the ol’ guy.  Here are the after shots.
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I used a gel stain called hickory and then traced an outline with a stencil of the words I wanted on the back.  I then filled them in with a paint brush.  I love the lettering on the back!!  The new look of this trunk adds a lot of character and warmth to our family room.  It wasn’t a super timely or difficult project, but I think it makes an impact.  I am defiantly pleased with the turn out.  Plus the fact that I have wanted to do this for MONTHS and it is now completed is the best part. I am  hoping I have inspired you to gather inspiration!  Warmest Wishes!
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***Just wanted to share a custom order arrangement I recently created.  I borrowed it for ‘staging’ purposes and now it’s off to it’s owner. ;)
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14 comments:

  1. THis is so cool...I love rustic and I would love to find an old trunk like this. Stopping by from the CSI project. Debbie

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  2. What a great transformation of your truck! Love the lettering.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  3. That is sooo cool! You did a great job. It really looks like you bought it from a great retail store. I want one!

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  4. I visited Napastyle when in Yountville last year and I loved it there too! Your trunk make-over turned out wonderful!! What a great piece!

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  5. I just love your trunk - the letters are just perfect. A great piece!

    Chelsea

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  6. Your trunk now has Napa Style for sure!

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  7. Hey Krista! Thanks for your sweet comment about Ava's party. Loved flipping through your blog! This is FAB!!! I want one, please. :) Hope you come link up to Style Feature Saturday tomorrow afternoon/this weekend! -shaunna :)

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  8. That is great! I wish I had an old truck/coffee table sitting around to do that to. Great Job!! Thanks so much for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!

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  9. How fabulous! I think you did a great job at mimicking the stain on the wine trunk. LOVE!

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  10. What a great makeover! It's a beautiful piece. :) Love the stain. Thanks for the visit. :)

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  11. It's looks really spectacular! I love an old trunk!

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  12. I love old trunks and yours is extra special. And that arrangement is gorge!

    Enjoy your weekend.

    -Rene

    BTW, I love Napa too :)

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  13. I am featuring this on this weeks We Can Do It Cheaper. Thanks again for linking up!

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  14. love the vintage look this creates! awesome job.

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