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  1. Rachel R
    August 9, 2013 @ 1:40 am

    Amazing!! Love it! And the gorgeous room as well πŸ™‚
    -Rachel @R & R Workshop

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    • Julie
      August 9, 2013 @ 2:07 am

      Thanks, Rachel! So glad you like it!

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  2. Rachel - Adventures of a DIY Mom
    August 9, 2013 @ 2:16 am

    Gorgeous! I love the vintage feel. Pinning!

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    • Julie
      August 9, 2013 @ 2:22 am

      Thanks, Rachel! I love the vintage feel, too!

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  3. Full Circle Creations
    August 9, 2013 @ 2:31 am

    Absolutely lovely!

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    • Julie
      August 9, 2013 @ 2:43 am

      Thank you! I'm really enjoying it πŸ™‚

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  4. Joselyn @ The DIY Spot
    August 9, 2013 @ 3:14 am

    What a phenomenally cute idea! It is so adorable.

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    • Julie
      August 9, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

      Thanks! It was truly a joint effort by me & my hubby!

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  5. the junk in our trunks
    August 9, 2013 @ 4:59 am

    That is the coolest idea. I so may copy you some day. Thanks for sharing your brilliant idea!

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    • Julie
      August 9, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

      Awesome! I'd love to see someone else's version of one!

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  6. driftwoodesign
    August 9, 2013 @ 5:10 am

    I love a great furniture repurposing!!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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    • Julie
      August 9, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

      That makes 2 of us! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Susan D
    August 9, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    I love this! The trunk is amazing, but what you did to it is amazing!

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    • Julie
      August 9, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

      Thanks, Susan!

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  8. Spittin-Toad
    August 9, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    LOVE IT!!! I pinned it to my Awesome Furniture Board. πŸ™‚
    Denise

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    • Julie
      August 9, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

      Great! So glad you are inspired!

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  9. Beth@Under A Pile of Scrap!
    August 9, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    Oh my goodness! I'm pinning it and I have a trunk that I started redoing, but hadn't put the legs on yet for a coffee table….but now it just may go in a whole new direction – literally!

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    • Julie
      August 10, 2013 @ 1:31 am

      That's great! I'd love to see yours, too, when it's finished!

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  10. Brenda Young
    August 10, 2013 @ 4:01 am

    Great Job, pinned! Love the pinstripe liner choice

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    • Julie
      August 12, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

      Thanks! I love the liner, too πŸ™‚

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  11. Katie Murphy
    August 10, 2013 @ 4:35 am

    This is awesome and has so much character! Pinned πŸ™‚
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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    • Julie
      August 12, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

      So glad you like it!

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  12. DesignedByBH
    August 11, 2013 @ 4:35 am

    Yeah, I love it! I think it's great that your husband seems just as "in-to-it" as you are! Thanks for sharing the story!

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    • Julie
      August 12, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

      You're welcome. I think we make a great team πŸ™‚

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  13. Jenna LaFevor
    August 12, 2013 @ 1:19 am

    This is a genius idea and so full of character!!! Love it! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    • Julie
      August 12, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

      Thanks, Jenna!

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  14. Therena Taylor
    August 12, 2013 @ 3:47 am

    Just Fabulous…and SO clever!!! I love it!

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    • Julie
      August 12, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

      Why thank you!!

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  15. Naomi Novella
    August 12, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    I loved this so much I added you to my weekly arts and crafts round-up on my blog this week! And a link to your site. On Artbiz Rx
    Naomi Novella

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    • Julie
      August 12, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

      That's so sweet! Thank you!!

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  16. olga
    August 12, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    I love this! I have a trunk that I've been thinking of turning into a storage Ottoman, but I couldn't figure out how to get the legs in securely. Did you glue the boards in the bottom before screwing in the leg bracket thingys?

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    • Julie
      August 12, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

      No, we just used the screws for the brackets to hold the shelves in as well. Good luck with yours!

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  17. Angelique Stevens
    August 12, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    He is beautiful! I am giving an old 1940's Steamer trunk a facelift right now. We call him Stanley because there was an old shipping tag still on the exterior. It was last shipped from Germany to Indiana in 1954. There were several layers of shipping stickers underneath. The owner was Sgt Major Stanley. That's all we know about our trunk. The exterior was a mess though, so he has to be painted. I'll be posting about him next week sometime. It's been a long and loving process restoring him.

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    • Julie
      August 13, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

      That's great! I love it when pieces have some history. I'd love to see yours finished!

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  18. Toodie
    August 13, 2013 @ 4:55 am

    I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this! What a great combination of vintage and charming! And I love your story. Please, oh please, can I love Eduardo from afar?

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    • Julie
      August 13, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

      Ha! Glad to have you in the fan club πŸ™‚

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  19. Randi@SowderingAbout
    August 16, 2013 @ 4:02 am

    I freaking love this. Like totally love this. I want to make you my feature this week, you just have to link up!
    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/08/on-display-monday-14.html

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    • Julie
      August 16, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

      Ha! Thank you! I'll get over there & link up πŸ™‚

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  20. upcycledantiquesblog
    August 16, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    I LOVE this! I have done several trunk repurposes (bench,coffee table,ottoman, etc) but this is WAY cooler! Fortunately, I have a trunk I have set aside and have done nothing with since I couldnt decide on my next project and wanted something different…bookshelf it will become!! πŸ™‚ I am in love!! Thanks for sharing~! I shared this on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/upcycledantique.

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    • Julie
      August 16, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

      That's awesome! I would LOVE to see your version when it's done!

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  21. Sayuri
    August 16, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

    What a great and cute bookshelf he has become!!
    I love your idea so much, I might try that next time I see an old trunk πŸ™‚
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    I'm going to share it on my Facebook page Vintage Breeze.
    Have a great day!

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    • Julie
      August 16, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

      Thank you so much!

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  22. the cape on the corner
    August 16, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    now this is truly amazing. I love that you used him like this, in the corner. the whole room is awesome.

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    • Julie
      August 17, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

      Thank you! So glad you like it. I love how the room has come together πŸ™‚

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  23. Dear Emmeline
    August 16, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    Fabulous transformation!! What a great repurpose.

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    • Julie
      August 17, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

      Thank you!!

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  24. Kari-Anne
    August 16, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

    Fantastic job! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and finished product.

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    • Julie
      August 17, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

      You're welcome! Thank YOU for stopping by πŸ™‚

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  25. Jessica
    August 22, 2013 @ 3:23 am

    Seriously awesome! LOVE it! I want one back….really, really, bad.

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  26. Anne
    November 25, 2019 @ 12:20 pm

    I just love what you guys did with this old suitcase; it will help to do mine!
    Thank you.

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