Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NapaStyle {Inspired} Makeover

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…
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!
***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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  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

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

  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!

  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!

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


  6. 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 :)

  7. 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!

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

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

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

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

    Enjoy your weekend.


    BTW, I love Napa too :)

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

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


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