Monday, July 23, 2007

Altered Art Trunk

Here is my trunk that I entered in the Rust-Oleum Sweepstakes. Of course this is the "before" Rust-Oleum shot.
This is the after Rust-Oleum shot. I wanted to create a beach scene or beach style trunk. I used the "Harbor Blue" Rust-Oleum to spray paint the entire trunk. Then, I collaged several vintage beach photos on a matte I had cut at the Hobby Lobby to add to the top. I sponged some white paint onto the Harbor blue to create texture. I added some beads and wire to create a handle where there wasn't one. I painted black and white checks all around the top to create interest. What do you think? It would be great to win the $500.00 worth of Martha Stewart Everyday merchandise. So keep your fingers and toes crossed for me.
You can read about this contest in the BluePrint Magazine. I could not find the link on their web site so go and get the magazine. This is one of the best magazines for women who are always looking for new ideas to make their house a home! Love it!
Want to know what I did today? I worked of course, then I met my friend Renea at Barnes and Nobles and looked at about 150 Wedding magazines. She is doing a wedding shower for a friend and I have been asked to create hostess gifts for another wedding shower. So, we poured over wedding shower books, after work of course, and found some wonderful ideas. I would love to know if any of you (*my fabulous fans) have any great ideas on gifts for hostesses of the wedding shower. She (Renea) is going to make this fabulous topiary that we discovered in one of the many wedding magazines we looked at. I will try to find a pic and post it. Us women...always up to something.

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