Bonjour! Or should I be saying “Aloha”, or probably even better, “Merci”, or “Mahalo”. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everyone who came back last week to link up, even though I was technically offline for the week, and didn’t have features from the previous week. To make up for it today, we are doing a double feature. Get ready, because you will be amazed. You people have SO much talent!
From Link Party #76…..
The first feature, you truly have to go to the post (after you have finished looking at all the features of course!). Decorating Hemlock has done a beautiful dining room makeover, and has documented all the “looks” she has had over the years. What caught my eye with this makeover was the wire storage cubbies. They were bound for her craft room, but instead, she gave them a makeover with an industrial vibe and they make such a cool topper for this beautiful dresser.
I love a really good tutorial, and especially an easy upholstery one. I know we have all seen those ugly ottomans at thrift stores, that have the two story pillow thing going on? I never knew what to do with that space. The clever gal from Number Fifty-Three shows you how, with the Egg Carton cushion that you would put on top of a mattress! Look how sophisticated these Ottomans are!
Look at this before! Do It Myself got this dresser for $13 at an auction! There was a reason it was so cheap, she had to do a lot of repairs, but look how gorgeous it turned out. Her husband is the lucky recipient of this dresser now!
Have you seen those expensive door desks in decorating catalogs? I love them, but always wonder if there were a way to make one myself. Reposhture did just that, and provided a really thorough tutorial on how you can make one too. Hers is so cute. Love.
You know much I love “Le Style français”, and I really, really love this whole bedroom set makeover from The Driftwood Cottage. She used a really cute old “Woody” car as her color inspiration, and the inset panels, are cleverly painted to look like wood. So fun!
And now, onto #77!
This gorgeous desk got not only a beautiful “redoux”, but it has a beautiful stencil on the stained wood top too. From Comfortably Carried Away. So clever!
There are so many beautiful shades of blue in the paint world as of late. I especially love a vibrant blue with a Walnut top. This table from CreateInspire has it all.
Have you ever redone 8 dining room chairs? 8! Betsy Speert found 8 of these with a friend, and she has been making her way through them. The first four are finished, and not only did they get a beautiful paint job in Milk Paint, they were reupholstered, pillows made, and adorable Numbered Stencils added to the back. That is a lot of work! But such a gorgeous result.
Since I just got back from Maui, where there are some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, (and I am not just being biased, travel magazines rate them as such). I was so taken with this gorgeous piece of artwork from Lake Girl Paints. So clever this girl, she used old fence boards, then she has some really interesting painting techniques that I am definitely going to try. She shares exactly how to make one of these yourself, so be sure to check out her post!
O.K. I am truly breaking my rules here, I have NEVER shared anything at my party that was not a Redoux of some sort, even if it was a craft, it had to be something else before. So….technically you could say Karin from Art is Beauty took a blank canvas and turned it into this gorgeous painting. I am so in love with this painting, I tried to convince her to sell it to me, but she is selfishly keeping it for her family ;). This is Autumn captured on canvas.
Catherine from Freddy and Petunia is one of my soul sisters. I love books on CD and I hadn’t ever thought to put on some classics. One of my favorite indulgences is to watch Pride and Prejudice, (Hello Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy….. Collin Firth??), anywho……When she started the post with this, and “redouxing” some vintage patio chairs, well I was smitten again. Take a good look at the before, dingy, dirty, yuk. With a cleanup and adorable new fabric + welting. I can feel that English spring breeze on me!
This next Redoux is the Bees Knees, or in this case, Queen B and Me. You will not believe how adorable every little detail of this kitchen is. This gal and her husband did it all themselves, on a tight budget! You HAVE to go see the post to see the details. Ahmazing.
I love Federal Style Furniture makeovers. I would probably normally pass something like this by, but you all have such imagination! Home Sweet Home had a lot of patience too as this was one beat up piece of furniture. The after is just gorgeous, and looks nothing like the dark dinged up and broken piece before!
And to wrap it all up…..This EPIC hallway makeover from Nellie Bellie. You have to take a look, many times, at that flooring. It is lath! Like as in cheap lumber not used for flooring. She has a link to how she did that flooring from the post, but the whole hallway is such a cute transformation, I would be showing it off too!
And…..that about wraps it up for the SUPER DUPER TRES GRAND Link Party. Thank you again! I cannot wait to see what you share now!
Now for “Le Rules”
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