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Oct 26, 2011

Turquoise Princess Dresser


This princess dresser was painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a mix of Duck Egg Blue, Louis Blue and Provence.  I then distressed the dresser and finished with the Soft Wax in Clear and Dark.



The top was stained with Minwax in Dark Walnut.


A princess dresser definitely needs glass knobs; therefore, the wood knobs were changed to glass.


Before with the top sanded.


After.

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You are Talking Too Much - Monday Link Party
TUESDAY
A Bowl Full of Lemons - One Project at a Time 
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Tuesday's Treasures
Shades of Amber - Chalk Paint Party

Sweet Little Gals - Turquoise Lovin' Party
WEDNESDAY
A Beach Cottage - Good Life Wednesday 
Beyond the Picket Fence - Under $100 Linky Party
DIY by Design - Fall into Fall
Domestically Speaking - Power of Paint Party
Faded Charm - White Wednesday
Handy Man Crafty Woman - Wicked Awesome Wednesday
Primitive and Proper - Piece of Work Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday Link Party
Restore Interiors - Restored It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesday

Three Boys - Vintage Furniture

THURSDAY
House of Hepworths - Hookin Up with HOH

FRIDAY
2805 - Potpourri Friday

Addicted to Decorating - Addicts (not so) Anonymous Party
At the Picket Fence - Inspiration Friday
Chic On A Shoestring – Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground - Vintage Inspiration Friday 

Designer Garden - VIP Party
Faith, Trust and a Little Pixie Dust - Fabulous Friday Linky Party

Finding Fabulous - Frugalicious Friday
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday

Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday 
Modern Country Style - Paint Please Link Party
My Repurposed Life - Catch as Catch Can Party
My Romantic Home - Show And Tell Friday
Redoux - What Have You Redone
Simple Home Life - Simply Creations 
The Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday
Through a Photographer's Eyes - Favorite Photo of the Week

SATURDAY
Funky Junk Interiors
 

MONTHLY
Beneath My Heart - Best DIY Project of the Month

Thrifty Decor Chic - Before and After

Oct 19, 2011

Habitat Heros Link Party Kickoff

With the holiday season coming up, Julia from 551 East Furniture Design, wanted to create an event where people could help families and their community.  I was thrilled when Julia asked me to assist with hosting Habitat Heros, a link party to give back to your community.

You are invited to participate in a special link party where you can link up a piece of furniture you have restored and then donate this furniture to a charity of your choice such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity Restores, local church groups, etc.




Link Party Name:  Habitat Heros
Dates:  October 20 through November 20
Host Blogs:  Julia from 551 East Furniture Design, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Jacqueline from Simple Home Life, and Katie from Wildwood Creek.  The link party will connect through all four host blogs.

Link party participants will:
1.  Link up a piece of furniture that you have restored.  This is a furniture only link party because the thrift stores greatest need is for furniture.
Please note that this link party is only for pieces of furniture that you have finished and will be donating to a charity, such as Habitat, Goodwill, etc. Please do not link up general re-does.  The purpose of this party is to give back to the community and to the places that help support us!
2.  Donate this piece of furniture to a charity of your choice.
3.  Follow one or all of the host blogs to ensure that you receive updates.
4.  Post the Habitat Heros link party button on your sidebar.

Link party hosts will:
Choose one project each week and feature the creator's project and blog.

Prizes
On November 21 all entries will be entered into a drawing for one lucky participant to win a package prize consisting of:

Anthropologie $30 gift card
Fabric.com $25 gift card
Hobby Lobby $30 gift card
Target $30 gift card

Many of us purchase furniture from thrift stores and then paint, restore, and sell those pieces for a profit.  This is a great opportunity to give to those in need and give back to the stores where we purchase our thrifty finds.



Refinishing furniture is hard work and many of us are trying to make a living off of our work. With that said, I understand that this is asking a sacrifice of people, especially with the economy, but with everyone's help we can bless many families.  Imagine how awesome it would be to walk into a thrift store and see a beautiful piece of furniture that you could afford!  Everyone deserves a beautiful and safe home.


Please help spread the word about the Habitat Heros link party by posting on your blog or Face Book.  I am so excited to join with you to restore a piece of furniture to be donated.

Thanks for joining the party!

Oct 18, 2011

White Coffee Table


I purchased this coffee table at a barn sale.


This coffee table was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, distressed and buffed with the clear Soft Wax.


I think ornate tables painted in a simple white are lovely.


The top was stripped and stained with Minwax in Dark Walnut.  I'm not a big fan of veneer, but this top has a beautiful pattern, which is in great condition.


The before with the top stripped.


After.

Thanks for visiting!

I'm linking to:

You are Talking Too Much - Monday Link Party
TUESDAY
A Bowl Full of Lemons - One Project at a Time 
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Tuesday's Treasures
Shades of Amber - Chalk Paint Party

WEDNESDAY
A Beach Cottage - Good Life Wednesday 
Beyond the Picket Fence - Under $100 Linky Party
DIY by Design - Fall into Fall
Domestically Speaking - Power of Paint Party
Faded Charm - White Wednesday
Handy Man Crafty Woman - Wicked Awesome Wednesday
Primitive and Proper - Piece of Work Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday Link Party
Restore Interiors - Restored It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesday

Three Boys - Vintage Furniture

THURSDAY
House of Hepworths - Hookin Up with HOH

FRIDAY
2805 - Potpourri Friday

Addicted to Decorating - Addicts (not so) Anonymous Party
At the Picket Fence - Inspiration Friday
Chic On A Shoestring – Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground - Vintage Inspiration Friday
Faith, Trust and a Little Pixie Dust - Fabulous Friday Linky Party

Finding Fabulous - Frugalicious Friday
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday

Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday 
Modern Country Style - Paint Please Link Party
My Repurposed Life - Catch as Catch Can Party
My Romantic Home - Show And Tell Friday
Redoux - What Have You Redone
Remodelaholic - Anonymous 
Tatertots & Jello - Weekend Wrap Up Party
The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home

The Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday
Through a Photographer's Eyes - Favorite Photo of the Week

SATURDAY
Funky Junk Interiors
 

MONTHLY
Beneath My Heart - Best DIY Project of the Month

Oct 15, 2011

New Month Long Link Party for a Good Cause!

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community and to bless families in need?
How many of you have purchased furniture from a thrift store, restored, and then sold that furniture for profit?  Here is a great opportunity to help those in need and give back to the stores that have given us so much.

You are invited to participate in a new month long link party where you can link up a piece of furniture you have restored and then donate this furniture to a charity of your choice such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity Restores, local church groups, etc.


Details for the new link party:


Link Party Name:  Habitat Heros
Dates:  October 20 through November 20
Host Blogs:  Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Jacqueline from Simple Home Life, Julia from 551 East Furniture Design, Katie from Wildwood Creek.  The link party will connect through all four host blogs.

Link party participants will:
1.  Link up a piece of furniture that you have restored.
2.  Donate this piece of furniture to a charity of your choice.
3.  Follow one or all of the host blogs to ensure that you receive updates.
4.  Post the Habitat Heros link party button on your sidebar.

Link party hosts will:
1.  Choose one project each week and feature the creator's project and blog.
2.  On November 21 all entries will be entered into a giveaway, which will include a prize from each host.

More details and a list of prizes will be announced on October 20.

I'll leave you with a before and after of one of my favorite restored pieces that was purchased from Goodwill.


This vanity was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a mix of one part Louis Blue and two parts Provence, which mixed to a lovely pale turquoise.  The hardware was sprayed with a light coat of Rustoleum Satin Nickel.


The run of the mill before pic.

We thank you for your consideration in joining this link party and helping those in need and your community.

See you at the party!

Oct 9, 2011

White Side Table



This table was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, distressed, and finished with the Soft Wax.




I love curvy, detailed furniture painted in a simple white.



This is the top of the table without the glass tray.  It has a beautiful veneer pattern.  The top was stripped and stained with Minwax Dark Walnut.


Before.



After.  This could be used as a side table or a small coffee table.

Thanks for visiting!

I'm linking to:

You are Talking Too Much - Monday Link Party
TUESDAY
A Bowl Full of Lemons - One Project at a Time 
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday 

House of Grace - Twice Owned Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Tuesday's Treasures
Shades of Amber - Chalk Paint Party 

Type A Decorating - Anything Goes Party
WEDNESDAY
A Beach Cottage - Good Life Wednesday 
Beyond the Picket Fence - Under $100 Linky Party
DIY by Design - Fall into Fall
Domestically Speaking - Power of Paint Party
Faded Charm - White Wednesday
Handy Man Crafty Woman - Wicked Awesome Wednesday
Primitive and Proper - Piece of Work Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday Link Party
Restore Interiors - Restored It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesday

Three Boys - Vintage Furniture

FRIDAY
2805 - Potpourri Friday

Addicted to Decorating - Addicts (not so) Anonymous Party
At the Picket Fence - Inspiration Friday
Chic On A Shoestring – Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground - Vintage Inspiration Friday
Faith, Trust and a Little Pixie Dust - Fabulous Friday Linky Party

Finding Fabulous - Frugalicious Friday
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday
Laurie Anna's Vintage Home - Farmhouse Friday

Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday 
Modern Country Style - Paint Please Link Party
My Repurposed Life - Catch as Catch Can Party
My Romantic Home - Show And Tell Friday
Redoux - What Have You Redone

Oct 8, 2011

Three Seasons in the Garden

I'm joining Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for her Summer's End Garden Party.  Here's a look back at three seasons in the garden.

Daffodil

Daffodils

Galium Sweet Woodruff

Polygonatum Variegated Solomon's Seal
Lamium Pink Pewter

Brunnera Jack Frost

Catnip and Iris

Clematis Crystal Fountain

Clematis Crystal Fountain

Japanese Painted Fern

Catnip

Allium

Fern

Catnip, Iris, Allium

Astrantia

Liatris and Rudbeckia

Fritillary

Yellow Swallowtail

Dragonfly on car antenna
Smokey in the asters

Fall grasses

Little Bluestem, Echinacea, Rudbeckia

Solidago Goldenrod

Garden bench

Fall colors
Sunset

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Oct 4, 2011

Thank You for the Feature

Vicky from Decor & Harmony @ 4290 has a weekly Coast to Coast Creativity post in which she features a blog, and I was thrilled to see Wildwood Creek featured this week.  

Vicky has beautiful refinished and reupholstered furniture pieces and great tutorials.  Here is a look at a few of Vicky's makeovers.




Visit Vicky from Decor & Harmony @ 4290 for more inspiration.

Thanks for visiting.