05 May 2010

WHITE WEDNESDAY

It's White Wednesday!
If I could I would decorate every room in white.  Its so peaceful and calming!  But I do have children and reality dictates that this would not be fair to them.  But I can decorate certain areas that are more or less reserved to adults.  I have a big family room and one of the walls was crying for attention. I decided something had to be done.  I found these 2 suitcases that were just waiting to be tossed out but then I saw something that caught my eye in a fancy decor magazine.  I figured I could do something similar.  I painted the 2 suitcases white and decided to add a third one.  I went to Winners which is the Canadian equivalent of  T.J. Maxx and bought a carboard storage box that looked like it would make a good match.  I liked the shape.  Once it was painted, I looked even better.  I stacked them up  and voilà! Top it off with anything you like!  Its creative, its recycling old suitcases, its simple and its cheap!  Hope you enjoyed it!  I'm off to visit your blog and discover new ideas and friends.

WHITE WEDNESDAY
is hosted by
KATHLEEN 
of


Thank you Kathleen for hosting this lovely event!





13 comments:

  1. it looks great! also. i totally want my house to look like your banner. swoon.

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  2. I love you r blog! Makes me smile. Found you through TTA! Have a great afternoon!

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  3. I love this idea! I saw it before some place else and thought I have to so do that! I have a collection of old suit cases/trunks and plan to paint them white when it gets a little warmer here. I love how your's turned out... thanks for sharing.

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  4. Lovely idea! Interesting decoration...

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  5. Anne-Marie i was so happy to get your comment. I love it when I find an awesome blog like yours. I wouldn't have had you not stopped because sadly I don't have time to blog hop much anymore now that it is gardening time. You asked about the type of paint you should use on your table. On this piece, I primed with Zinser 123 and then used Behr enamel in Cottage White. They also have a new paint with primer in it, but I don't know how it stands up to regular washing and children. I don't put polyurethane on my pieces. I use the hand rubbed Minwax paste. It dries to a hard finish and I love the soft look.
    I love your blog, and most especially this post of the suitcases stacked together. LOVE IT!!!
    hugs

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  6. You have such a fun, great blog! I enjoyed reading, looking at the pics and laughed throughout, you have a fun sense of humor!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you now:)

    I understand about the 20 being the new 10, my 20 year old just broke our neighbors window today, she blamed it on not having any brothers, and wanted us to not feel left out!!

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  7. Wow, the gratitude part of your blog struck me... I love it and thank you for reminding me to be thankful. I also adore vintage suitcases and yours are darling! Tooo cute! I love to paint them and then cut out pictures of roses and decoupage them on there Please stop by and say hi,
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  8. Hi W,

    You and me both! Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. Hi Liz,

    Thanks for your visit! Lets stay in touch!

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  10. Hi Beppan,

    Thanks for stopping by all the way from Sweden. I went to visit your blog and I'm a new follower I'll have to brush up on my Swedish! :)

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  11. Hi June,

    Thank you so much for the information. I really appreciated. I tried visiting you on your blog but was blocked! I will try again later. I love the quality of Behr paints. We even have it in Canada LOL If my table can look half as good as yours then I'm happy. Yes its gardening time for me too. We should find some garden blog hops! Lets keep in touch! Best regards,

    Anne-Marie

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  12. Hi Toni,

    Wow! a mom of seven girls and you still have the time to do crafts (and nice ones to)! How wonderful! I had to laugh at your daughter's comment about breaking windows! She is very creative. I wonder where she gets that from LOL
    Thanks for stopping by! Lets keep in touch!

    Anne-Marie

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