Saturday, January 31, 2015

Friday Five: Fabulous Furniture Features No. 16

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I had a request to show some dining tables for some inspiration. To accommodate, I'm featuring five that caught my eye this week. 





So many beautiful curves and carvings with some distressing adorns the amazing table top!  The complete post is at Paint In My Hair. Enjoy all of the details! 


by Lolly Jane at 


The rustic top is perfectly married to the color and distressing of this oval dining table.  This is a family owned piece brought back to life! You can see the before and during at Creative Home by LollyJane.

The "Jennifer" Dining Room Table

by Gregg at 

Ex Nihilo Furniture


This craftsmanship is made from pallet wood. Gregg believes in creating beauty from nothing and is clearly successful at it. The colors he pulled together for this dining table is truly amazing. You really need to see what else he makes from reclaimed materials at  Ex Nihilo Furniture

Dining Room Table Makeover

by Jen at


This table set was refinished with a glorious shine meant to take daily use. She did a fabulous job with her Craigslist find. The before and details are posted at Noting Grace

A Farm House Dining Set

by Kate at 


I personally love this contrast. A sucker for farm tables with round back chairs has this set making me dare myself to paint mine. The paint brings out the warm wood top to proudly display great dining on the table top. I love this. The complete post is at Heir and Space

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I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 

If you pin your favorites, please be sure you do so from the creator's post, so they can appreciate you in return.  :) 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Worthwhile Wednesdays 1st Anniversary Party!

Welcome, Welcome all to the 53nd
Worthwhile Wednesdays Link Party!

Today, we are celebrating my 1 year Link Party anniversary, not my blogs anniversary, my Worthwhile Wednesday anniversary!

And today you'll get to party hard!

I've got  7 very lovely co-hosts today!

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Thank you all so much for linking up last week!
Hope you like the links I have featured...  

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Now, Welcome to the Retro Re-pin Party 27!

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Recycled Shoe Box into Stencil Designed Storage

Shoe boxes are great for storage. They are small and stackable; my favorite way to organize clutter. But they aren't always pretty. So I decided to decorate some by recycling them into craft storage. When decorated, you can display them on an open shelf. 

I started with this flip lid shoe box. Perfect for some of my crafting scraps, I wanted a happy design and soothing colors. 

So I spray painted the box in this bright turquoise color. 

Then chose to use this stencil designed by Dina Wakley for The Crafter's Workshop. With my color palette in mind, the striped leaves are a great design. 

I taped the stencil to the lid of the box vertically. Using just four repeating lines of the design, I painted white, bright green, brown and white. 

Then I randomly designed the front of the box with colors and leaf direction.

After the paint dried, and I thought the box needed a bit more. Something more like a label. I intended this one to be for craft scraps labeled "Junk & Scraps".  So I used this favorite stencil. Because I wanted the leaves in front, I painted in between the leaf lines. (Next time, I'll reverse the stencil use.) 

Here is my first decorated box to get started with organizing!

How do you recycle or decorate your shoe boxes? 


Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Five: Fabulous Furniture Features No. 15

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I'm showing off something different this time. 

It's all about headboards. 

Headboard redo, repurposed from or into one.



This entire bed takes my breath away.  Gorgeous, isn't enough of an adjective. I can't fathom the painstaking work put into it. I would have it in museum bedroom if I could. You can see more of this Baroque fabulousness at Stiltskin Studios

You're welcome. 

Upcycled FREE Room Divider becomes a King Size Headboard

Undivided attention.

A repurposed room divider made this bed and room complete. Have you ever? Genius! Love how the entire room gained its character based on this massive headboard. Complete tutorial and details are posted at Pretty Handy Girl. Check out the other amazing ideas. 

A Little French Room

by Kristen at 


This bed reminds me of storybooks. So much sweetness comes from this bed that it grows throughout the whole room. That headboard has got to be one of the most amazing in twin size I've ever seen. You have to see the settee that Kristen paired it with posted at Sophia's.  Definitely dreamy.


Country Chic.

A headboard repurposed into a bench is quite common. But to radiate beauty with rustic is a pure country chic style. This bench situated on the porch must be the main focus of the street. I know if I traveled by, I'd want to stop by and visit it. Laurie has more lovelies posted Vin'yet Etc.  Enjoy the tour! I did. 

Fallen Settee


Okay, this is not a headboard, but reminded me of one. This is a repurposed sette backrest. So stunning, that I would want to hang it to be seen constantly... like a restaurant "specials" board. Yes, that's where it should be. Too amazing not to show off. You aren't going to believe where the sad settee came from... and how much it cost. The big score is posted at Twin Oaks Studio where you can go all gah gah over more! 

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I'm truly inspired by these fabulous pieces.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 

If you pin your favorites, please be sure you do so from the creator's post, so they can appreciate you in return.  :)