Friday, December 14, 2012

repurposed christmas family room...


during a trip through my attic, we found a green trunk and old window—here’s what we did with them. 

after adding a new set of rollers to the bottom of the trunk, I painted it white.  it’s perfect in front of the mantle my husband made for me last summer. (this is our tiny family room—I’ve never shown it cuz it's so dark.  I had to really lighten the pics-sorry). 

here’s the trunk after…


and this is the trunk before the paint job…


I put a skinny tree into a small wooden suitcase and sat it on an old piano stool for height.  the topper is a zinc chalkboard sign.


we put 2 hinges on the old window’s top and attached it to a simple shelf. 


here’s a pic with the window lifted up---this shows the basic foundation for the shelf-a very easy project.  another earlier window project is the leaded glass window in the picture.


the zinc numbers-below and the cash register sign—(25 cents-above pic) were found in a local shop.


I used shower curtains (from tj max) for the window, in this room.  they are a wrinkly texture and I love the writing on them.



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thanks for looking and have some holiday fun this weekend!




46 comments:

  1. This is all beautiful Lynn! I really love the tree with the Wish chalkboard, so creative! You have a beautiful sense with decorating! ~Diane

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous I love the window and the curtains xxx

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  3. Such a beautiful room!! I thought it was a magazine photo at first!

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  4. I've got 2 oringinal windows to our house out in the garage just begging to be turned into wall cupboards! I need your elves to work at 911 for a few days.

    Love it all, Lynn. The sash lock left on top of the window is a whimsical touch. :)

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  5. Lynn your room looks beautiful! LOVE your mantle,LOVE your trunk,LOVE that window frame/shelf/LOVE that shower curtain/curtain! Your tree with that chalk board is so cute too!!!
    xx
    Anne

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  6. Everything looks so pretty, Lynn! Love that shower curtain turned window curtain!

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  7. That trunk looks amazing dressed in white and I love that window shadowbox look. You are so creative!

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  8. Great Room. Love the shower curtains.. Great idea..

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  9. Absolutely beautiful blog... love it & I'm your latest follower & will be back often! =)

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  10. Love, love, love it all! What a gorgeous room and I love your holiday touches! I am receiving a similar old trunk soon... cannot wait! Love your subtle holiday touches; the snowman silhouette is so cute. Thanks much for your visit and I have to agree... that Vickie is one great gal! :)

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  11. It's all so pretty!! I love the trunk in white, and I adore how you made the windows into shadow boxes to display your treasures!
    Michelle xoxo

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  12. You did repurpose, my fav is the shower curtains, looks beautiful

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  13. Your room is lovely...so fresh, bright and festive looking. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Love the window, turned into a cabinet, and the trunk, and the tree sat in a suitcase - it's all beautiful Lynn.

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  15. Oh Lynn, everything is so gorgeous! I love the window shelf! Everything is so perfect, you really have a gift for decorating!

    Carol

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  16. Love the trunk and the tree in the suitcase. Very beautiful.

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  17. Lynn,
    Oh my where to begin. Love the trunk ohhhhh so beautiful and chippy. Love the old window cabinet and the stick tree in the suit case on the piano stool. The room is adorable. Love that you used things from the house and repurposed them for your decor. Love your style so much.
    Kris

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  18. So many cute projects, Lynn! Loving the trunk in front of your fireplace.
    Mary Alice

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  19. Lynn-Your old trunk is darling- I love it painted white. Your hubby did a great job on the mantle. xo Diana

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  21. I have similar shelving .. It's so fun to change it up seasonally. The trunk is lovely! Everything looks so festive!

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  22. Just gorgeous, I love the tree and the chest came out beautifully.

    Cynthia

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  23. As much white as you have, I can't imagine your room being dark! It sure looks pretty in the pics. LOVE that trunk. You find the coolest things!
    -Revi

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  24. Oh you have such flair! If I had an attic I'm quite sure I wouldn't find these wonderful things in it. Lovely job on the trunk. I love the printed curtain, but I really love your ruffly skirts on things like your mantel. Such a nice touch. It's all so cheery!

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  25. so wonderful - I am so excited -

    I wish you a nice advent season

    Ruth

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  26. Oh Lynn I love your family room! How cosy and beautiful! Love the tree in the trunk with the little chalkboard sigb on top, your pretty fireplace and the awesome shelf you made with the old window is just so great and the vignettes inside are awesome too!
    Wishing you very happy holidays!
    xoxo~ Carola

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  27. Your trunk transformation is perfect...wish it was mine!

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  28. that garland and tree with the white lights in this room is gorgeous!!! Love your decorating style and then when you through in the holiday decorating it is even more beautiful!

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  29. I love every thing you do. the trunk looks gorgeous. I love the Tj maxi curtain find, it's perfect with the script.

    Happy Holidays!

    ~Shanon

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  30. Oh my goodness, I am in love with your home! The trunk, the mantel, all the other things... it's just gorgeous. SO glad you stopped by my place! I'm a huge new fan! :-)

    ~Angela~

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  31. Oh, you come up with the very best ideas! Everything looks so amazing, I could stay here all day just dreaming. Love the leaded cabinet and the mantle your hubby made. Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  32. Beautiful room and I love the trunk!

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  33. The room is just beautiful...love the trunk painted white!

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  34. It all looks amazing, so clever! Incredible what a touch of white paint and some ingenuity can do - i wish i came up with that sort of idea!

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  35. Oh my goodness!!! This is amazingly beautiful!!!
    There is nothing more to say.
    You are awesome :)
    Come over and enter my Give-Away.
    Happy Holidays.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  36. Lynn, I just LOVE seeing pics of your home...it's so stunning! Your window/shelf project turned out fantastic-love it!!
    Susan

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  37. Wow! I always love dropping by your page to see what you have been up to! Love it all sooo much! Happy Holidays to you!!!


    Best,
    Jessie

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  38. I need to look for the TJ Maxx shower curtain - what a great idea! I am kicking myself for the multiple windows we have passed up over the last few years. Next time someone offers old windows I am going for it.

    Merry Christmas

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  39. What a pretty room! Love the mantel and the trunk. Looks like such a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the season.

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  40. Such cool stuff! I love, love, love looking at your projects. It brings a sense of peace within me when I view them.

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  41. WOW!!!!!

    Hey your pics look perfect- you needn't EVER apologize!

    What a fantastic room, love love love what you have done, your projects are ACES!

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  42. What happened to your CD clock post? Looks so cute--now you have me wanting to see it :)!

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    1. here's the post, sandy:) http://shabbystory.blogspot.com/2012/07/red-white-and-blue-faces.html

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