Navy Shirt Framed and Wow Us Wednesdays 19

6.15.2011

Welcome to Wow Us Wednesdays #19. I finished working on the shadow box and Navy shirt project.


It is really hard to get a good shot of this without reflections and glare. I need to get some non glare glass.

I painted the frame with chalk paint in Old White and then distressed it and waxed with clear wax.



This shows the piece inside that the shirt attaches too. I love how it has a linen look. This was gray and I painted it with the chalk paint, too.

Here it is all pinned in place by Mr. Savvy. He is better at that than me.

Now it just needs to be hung where it is going.

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For those who link up next week you will have a chance to win this.

Isn't it cute. It is a lantern made from a bait bucket by Farmhouse Wares.

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81 comments:

  1. Kim, that turned out great! I know Mr. Savvy appreciated your project. I have a baby dress of mine that my mother put in a shadow box....it's a wonderful way to enjoy something special from the past. Linda

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  2. Kim the Navy shirt looks great in the shadow box, can't wait to see where it's new home is going to be! Martina

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  3. Your shadow box turned out great. I'd love to do that with my children's baptismal outfits. I'll have to add that to my list! As always thanks for hosting. I'm getting geared up for next week! Thank you for your nice comment about my kitchen. I was unsure the entire time but it turned out better than I had hoped. Have a great rest of the week.

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  4. Your navy shirt looks wonderful. I like how that turned out. I love your nautical themed bedroom. Thanks for having us.
    Sherry

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  5. This is such a special project, Kim!

    Thanks for always being a gracious hostess!

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  6. Love how the shirt turned out. It looks wonderful and so does the frame. What a great way to save a special item and it's so decorative at the same time. Hugs, Marty

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  7. I love how this looks, Kim!

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  8. hi Kim, Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party each week.

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  9. Hey Kim, this turned out great!! Just linked up, thanks so much for the party. xoxo Debra

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  10. Hi Kim...

    Wow...what a fabulous way to display a beautiful old Navy uniform shirt! I love it, Kim! It looks great in the shadow box..aren't you the creative one! Hmmm...now I am wondering where this will be hung? Another post for another time? Hehe! Thanks so much for sharing your Navy shadow box with us today! And...thank you so much for hosting the WOW party. I'm so glad that I was able to join in this week!

    Ohhh yes...I love the old metal lantern and would love a chance to win it! Thank you, Kim!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  11. It turned out wonderful Kim. Love the lantern too. Thanks for hosting.

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  12. Looks really good Kim! I really like the lantern. That would look good in a boys room too.

    Thanks for hosting.

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  13. Kim, your shadow box project is just fantastic! Thanks so much for hosting another great party and we really look forward to next week! :-)
    Vanessa

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  14. Well i had my nap lol !!

    I love this idea and want to do this with my hubby's wolf scout shirt and adorable hat!
    Great idea and love the colour of the frame!

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  15. Looks great, Kim! It will look great anywhere you put it in your home! Thanks for hosting!

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  16. The shadow box is lovely, Kim, and a wonderful memory to have too. You might consider a sticker on the back noting that it was worn by hubby for history sake.

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  17. Thanks for posting this, I may try this with my hubbys old cracker jacks as well. He crossed over to the officer side and is no longer required to wear it anymore and I always wondered what i could do with it....thanks again for the great idea..

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  18. Kim,
    Thank you for hosting WUW! YOur sailor shirt project came out just beautifully! I bet you are hanging it in your nautical bedroom. I can't wait to see where you put it.
    Thank you so much for the very kind shout out in your previous post!
    Yvonne

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  19. The shadow box turned out lovely Kim! Now off to see what patio pics I may have. I think I only have some from a fall redo but that could work!;)

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  20. Kim that is so darn special, what a fantastic idea!

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  21. Hi Kim!! hope all is well! i think i should have saved my post for next week :) thank you for hosting, love your shadow box! susan

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  22. I love that shadow box! It turned out great! Thanks for hosting!

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  23. Hi Kim, thanks for taking the time to throw this fun party every week. Framing the suit is such a great idea and a lovely tribute. Can't wait to see it on the wall. :)

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  24. Sorry, Kim. Lulubelle stays with me. Let's put it this way.....If there were a fire, she is the first thing (other than my family) that I would grab. Check out Roz Art on etsy. She specializes in cows. Thanks for your kind comment!!

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  25. Thank you so so much for hosting! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  26. Love the framed suit~ so neat!Thanks for hosting!

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  27. Kim it turned out great... way cool.

    Pattie

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  28. I was looking forward to seeing how this project turned out, it really looks so professional. I was wondering how you would attach it. Thanks for the inspiration...I really need to get my shadow box projects completed one of these days.

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  29. Kim,
    your shadow box with the Navy shirt turned out fabulous love it!
    I've thought about doing that for my sons, one is AF and one is Marine but haven't done it yet but I will be now for sure! Fun Party, I linked but it hasn't shown up yet, hope it does!
    Rebecca

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  30. I love it! I love the old Navy uniforms. My dad wore one and I must say he was handsome!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Becki

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  31. What a special tribute! That turned out wonderfully! Thanks for the party! xoxoxo

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  32. I love this so much. I just knew it would turn out sooo cute. Now, I am guessing it will find a home in your bedroom...sunroom...living room...entry...haahhaa...wherever it goes, it will be a show-stopper.
    xo

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  33. Beautiful job on that shadow box, Kim and it will go perfectly with your other nautical items!! blessings ~ tanna

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  34. Great project!
    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.
    x Marnie

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  35. My husband brought home some of his dad's Navy stuff Sunday. I don't even know for sure what he took and what his sister took, but I'm certainly going to find out. This would be a wonderful way to display things. Thanks for the timely post!

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  36. Your sailor uniform is really cute framed. You will enjoy it so much more than if it were put away in a closet. Thanks for hosting WUW.

    Danielle

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  37. That looks just like a museum piece! Not that it's that old...just nice! Beautiful job! It'll look terrific on display!

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  38. The shadowbox with the naval uniform shirt looks great- I like that you painted the backer board, as well. :-)

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  39. Great way to keep this and showcase it. I used a shadow box to spotlight the tiny wooden getas and chopsticks that my husband wore and used as a toddler in Japan. Much better than pushing them away in a drawer or closet. ~ Sarah

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  40. Kim...I love the shadowbox with the uniform in it. Does the Uniform belong to someone in the family or did I miss that part? LOVE it...Diana

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  41. Kim I love it!!!What a wonderful momento, I am sure your hubby is pleased with the results. I really do love it, Kathysue

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  42. That is a great way to showcase a piece of family history. I think a home is so special when it is full of meaningful items.
    Thanks for hosting WUW!

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  43. What a wonderful way to display a treasured memento!! My mom was in the navy before she married my dad and I wonder what her blouse would look like?

    Thank you for the fun party!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  44. You did a marvelous job on the Navy uniform in the shadow box. I really, really love that artwork that has special meaning. I linked up too. I promise no feedsacks next week!!

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  45. Hi Kim it is such a nice and creative idea... great job...
    Thanks for the WOW, I am linked up please visit me if you can
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  46. Thanks for hosting this link party.

    Love that display for the navy shirt! My dad has one very similar to this; that is a great idea about how to display it.

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  47. This is such a great way to display a part of history. I looks great. Can't wait to see it hung up. Thanks for hosting!

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  48. I love the idea of framing the Navy shirt. It looks wonderful!
    Thanks for hosting the party!
    Jane

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  49. Love the milk paint! My sisters son was in the Navy. I am going to show her this. What a great keepsake. I am so excited for next week. We just got a new patio and pergola. So love the lantern. Excited to get a chance to win.

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  50. if you dont have a blog but would like to contribute a photo of your "wow", is that possible?

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  51. I have just found you, and am now one of your newest followers, I can see I will be hanging around for a while, just on your blog, then I will pop on over to some of these other lovely sites.Your shadow box turned out great.Thanks for hosting.

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  52. Such a great idea.
    Thanks for hosting too.
    Shel

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  53. Great job Kim! A nice tribute! Thanks for hosting too!

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  54. Kim, your project for the navy shirt had great results. You did a fabulous job, and how nice you had a little helper with mr. savvy. Hope you show us this after you hang it. Love it.........
    As alway, i love coming to your Wow us Wednesday party, so thank you for hosting.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  55. Kimberly, I am afraid you would have to have a blog to link to the party. What kind of wow do you have to share. Email me at kimnichols45@hotmail.com

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  56. I love sailor shirts I remember when I was a little girl I had a dress made with the big sailor colar and I loved it . I was 5th grade. The dress was navy with white trim

    You did as always a great job putting it in your frame

    Thanks for our specail Wednesdays

    Janice

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  57. What a great idea for a uniform! I didn't think of anything like that - we just gave uniforms to the Goodwill - minus the medals! But I could do something like this for the medals! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. This is my first time here! Great party! Love the uniform shirt!
    tot

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  59. Hi Kim, I was looking forward to seeing the results of the shadowbox project and I love it. It looks very old fashioned, like something I would have seen in my great aunt's big old home. I just love it. Hung in a room with a big brass bed piled high with quilts. And a hand tatted lace tablecloth over the desk. For some reason I couldn't link to the party today. I've never had a problem before. Oh well, I'll try next week. :) ~diane

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  60. oops! forgot post links! Sorry! Re-doing...

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  61. Kim great job!

    And I love that bait bucket!! Too CUTE!

    Just got my porch finished up last night! Can't wait for next weeks party!

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  62. That is so cool & what a nice tribute to Mr. Savvy. I have one of those shadow boxes that I intend to use for some items that belonged to my grandmother. I think they make the best way to display truly memorable items. Thanks for hosting.
    CAS

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  63. Kim that turned out awesome! You always have the best ideas!!!

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  64. I have my father's old Navy uniform and have wanted to display it for years. This is a great idea.

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  65. You two clever ones have saved a tremendous amount of money doing this as a frame shop would charge a lot of money for a simple shadow box. Yours is far prettier Kim. Thanks for hosting♥

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  66. Hi Kim,
    Thanks for hosting WOW. I love how your navy shirt turned out in the shadow box. I imagine you will hang it in the guest room with the other one? I wish I had my Dad's navy shirt. Thinking of him a lot lately because of Father's Day I guess. xo Delores

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  67. that is gorgeous, cant wait to see where you put it!!!

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  68. OmGosh! I love how that shirt and shadow box turned out! Fabulous! Thank you for hosting the party each week. This is one of my favorites!

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  69. So fabulous Kim! I just love shadow boxes. What a beautiful heirloom you have created. Thank you for hosting the party. Looking forward to next week!

    Heather

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  70. That shadow box came out so professional Kim! I am going to think of doing my husbands boy scout uniform as a gift. Thanks for inspiring, as usual!

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  71. The shadow box is absolutely wonderful! I love how you painted the fabric and I love military decor. Thanks for hosting this week..it's always a pleasure!

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  72. Hi Kim, This turned out wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing where you hang it! I am working on a shadow box project too and will be posting soon.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  73. Kim,
    What a great project idea! It looks great. Can't wait to see your photo's of it hanging in its new home :)
    Wendy

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  74. Kim that is wonderful. My hubs has a pic in his just like that one. I would love to get my hands on one to frame for him. How special.

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  75. Hi, I love how you have framed the Navy vest. What a neat reminder of service. So glad Mr. S. got to join. At least he didn't painted. I love visiting you, you have so much energy it inspires me.
    I was late getting posted for the party. Your party is on my sidebar but I have started listing from my party page. You were not there. You ARE now.
    It looks like I might have to post the porch again next week. Maybe the back porch will be finished.
    Hugs, Ginger

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  76. Your shadow box is great. As soon as I linked over I saw your westie. What a sweetheart! We have one and he is such a pal.

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  77. It looks beautiful, Kim--what a treasure! I can't wait to see how it looks in the room. It'll be the piece de resistance!

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  78. Looks great...what a great place to feature a "sentimental" treaure. I linked up a little tour of my newly updated Great room...thanks for hosting :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  79. That turned out wonderfully! I have always wanted to frame my dad's Navy uniform. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  80. One more thing, I'm not sure why it took me so long to discover your fabulous blog! Just where have I been all this time? LOL I'm now a follower.

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