Friday's Furniture Fix: Thanksgiving Edition

It's hard to believe we started this furniture link-up party over the summer, and it's already Thanksgiving. 

I look forward to it every week, seeing the work and creativity that you bring to us. I've made new friends and found new furniture folks, thanks to this little party. 

Which pieces have captured my heart?



 This sweet gray side table by Girl In The Garage...



This stunning MCM dresser by The Weathered Door...



This beautiful gray cabinet by Just The Woods...



This gorgeous green table by DDs Cottage and Design...



These adorable chairs by Pillar Box Blue...



This blue empire dresser by Saw, Nail, and Paint...



This emerald green MCM dresser by Plaster and Disaster...



This two-toned cabinet by ReFind Designs...



This art-deco vanity by Prodigal Pieces...


And this MCM desk in the most beautiful shade of blue, by Reinvented KB...




Be sure to check the other hosts for their favorites too!





Join us next week when we return with a new party, and a special guest host!

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My Rustic Holiday Mantle

It was one of those non-stop weekends; I was running here and there, enjoying neighborhood events, soccer for three kids, an overnight birthday celebration, and the necessary cleaning and preparation for Thanksgiving. (Thanksgiving?!)

Sunday I forced myself to just stop everything and focus on my mantle, which sounds ridiculous, I know. But I am a nester by nature, and when my home feels organized, clean, and cozy, then I am able to focus on other tasks with a clearer mind.

I cleaned everything off the mantle except the mirror and bunting, then added and edited until it felt just right. 

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Jason brought home two of my favorite rosemary trees, and yes, I need to find a suitable replacement for the shiny black plastic containers. But if I let that hold me back I wouldn't have finished at all. So onward with the temporary pots. 

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I picked up the 5 and 8 from Fleurish Home, where I spend most of my days, teaching the best methods of painting furniture and assisting the shop owner with photography, staging, and other fun projects that pop up. Hint: sweet new website coming soon!

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Now I am able to focus on all eleventy-billion items on my list, but no worries, I have two full days in which to make that happen, and a family who loves me even when I only finish one or two items on that list. 


Happy Holidays!

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Friday's Furniture Fix #17


It's another round of Friday's Furniture Fix and we're so glad you're back! Thank you to all of you who shared your furniture makeovers with us this past week! This week we have a great mix of new and old, upholstered and wood, some neutrals, and some very happy color. 


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Your hosts for #fridaysfurniturefix are...






Patina Paradise | 58 Water Street |  Slightly Coastal | Thirty Eighth Street





Here are our favorite picks for this week!



Week 17 Friday's Furniture Fix Features


This beautiful empire dresser was given the Mustard Seed treatment in Kitchen Scale, with a touch of Annie Sloan Dark Wax for the perfect shade of chippy, country turquoise. Excellent job, as usual, by DD's Cottage and Design!



This antique armoire by Denise of Salvaged Inspirations was transformed into a blue/gray beauty. I said blue/gray because I see it as more blue than gray. What do you think? (you can weigh in on the debate on Denise's website) Either way, she gave this armoire a new life with this beautiful color.



Here's another example of an old, dark antique in need of some updating. Enter Kandice, who always does a great job with furniture. She transformed this outdated buffet into a silver/gray beauty. Visit Just The Woods to see the before. 



Ready for some color? Bam! Thanks to Christine of Oquirrh Shadows Interiors, this dresser went from boring to beautiful, glossy red. 




Our most popular makeover this week goes to this chair, that frankly left me speechless. It is absolutely beautiful. Just an amazing before & after. Look at the cut-out details in the frame! *sigh* Great find and excellent work by Robin of Redo It Yourself Inspirations!






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Thanks again to all of you who participated in this week's Friday's Furniture Fix! We can't wait to see what you will have for us this time around.

**With the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, we are adjusting the schedule a bit. This party will last two weeks, with no link-up on the 26th. That means two weeks to enjoy family, fill yourselves with turkey and pie, and share your beautiful furniture with us! And we will be back December 3rd with a super-talented guest host!

A new party begins now...

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DIY: Plaid Bunting On The Mantle




My love of plaid is getting out of hand. I know I'm not alone, because Owen's dresser got a lot of love from you. 

 Remember when George Constanza declared, "I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable?" That's how I feel about plaid... and denim. I don't even like country music, yet the plaid and denim call to me. 

I went to the fabric store with a '50% off total purchase' coupon, and chose these patterns, designed to connect Autumn/Thanksgiving with Winter/Christmas.


I know there are already several bunting tutorials out there, and there is no need to reinvent the wheel for something so simple.

Basically, I cut a triangle template from cereal box cardboard. Make it slightly larger (1/2 inch) larger than the finished size you're looking for. Once you sew, turn right-side-out, and iron, it will be smaller.  I used that template to cut about a gazillion plaid triangles. Then I pulled some jeans out of my stash, and cut the same triangles from the legs. I used denim on the back, plaid on the front.


Pin right sides together, then sew along the sides, leaving the top open. Turn right-side-out to finish, then iron flat.

This is an easy project. Easy enough that I used this as an opportunity to teach my kids to sew. Yes, even the boy got behind the sewing machine.


Once the triangles are sewn, I fold them into the seam of double-fold bias tape, and sew it into a plaid and bias sandwich. Easy. 

This falls somewhere between Autumn and Christmas, and still has that cozy holiday vibe.

I love it, and Jasper loves that fireplace.


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Friday's Furniture Fix #16




It's another round of Friday's Furniture Fix and we're so glad that you're here! Thank you to all of you who shared your furniture makeovers with us this past week! Today's picks are showcasing lots of black and natural wood thrown in with some neutrals! Take a peak!…

Friday's Furniture Fix #15


It's another round of Friday's Furniture Fix and we're so glad that you're here! Thank you to all of you who shared your furniture makeovers with us this past week! Today, we've got a little bit of mid-century, mixed with rustic and a dash of classic to share with you! Enjoy!


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Your hosts for #fridaysfurniturefix are...






Patina Paradise | 58 Water Street |  Slightly Coastal | Thirty Eighth Street





Here are our favorite picks for this week!



Week 15 Friday's Furniture Fix Features


Are you drooling over this Gloss White and Dark Wood Mid Century Dresser? We are too! Reeves from The Weathered Door always creates MCM pieces that shine and we think this one is no exception!

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This Red Empire Dresser from Kandice at Just The Woods is exquisite! They just don't make furniture like they used to. We love Kandice's color choice- it's perfect for Fall. And those legs? We could stare at those all day long...


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Can you believe somebody pitched this lovely French Provincial Dresser to the side of the road? That lucky Rachel from Queen Patina took it, slaved away and worked her magic on it! If you're interested, she has an interesting read on a new paint line that's she's discovered! 


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We're smitten with these fabulous Industrial and Modern Chairs that were created and up-cycled from a set of old leather chairs. April from Uncookiecutter revealed these chairs as part of her Dining Room Makeover and shared the tutorial for them at SawDust 2 Stitches. It's a must see!


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Our most popular makeover this week goes to Larissa from Prodigal Pieces for her stunning three toned Mid Century Dresser. What a fun and charming piece. The blue color blocking sure caught our eye!


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Tangerine Triangles - Updated Upholstered Vintage Chair

Welcome back to a brand new month and a brand new Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest! 


This month I am absolutely thrilled to be a featured host with our sponsor...




Minted just happens to be one of my favorite companies. I fell in love with their original art and stationery products, then I discovered that they offer fabric created by independent artists. 


Provided with five yards of fabric, we embarked on our first upholstery challenge. This month's theme: Take A Seat. 

I love the modern, clean, organic aesthetic of Minted, and I appreciate their commitment to independent artists:

"We believe that great design lives and thrives in the hands of independent artists that people do not have access to through traditional retailers. Minted uses technology to allow consumers to discover great creative talent, making Minted a place where artists can learn, gain exposure, and build their businesses. 

Minted is a design marketplace. We source creative content from a global community of independent artists, then sell the best content in the form of art, home d├ęcor, and stationery, directly to consumers. An early pioneer of crowdsourcing, Minted has held art and design challenges monthly since April 2008. Challenges are open for both submission and voting, the 'crowd' curates Minted's product selection by rating products, and Minted utilizes analytics to evaluate votes."   




I decided to work on this vintage Lewitte's chair that I've had kicking around the house for a few months. 



The previous owner began working on the chair, which consisted of painting one outside panel of the caning, and ripping the back off, before she lost motivation and sold it to me for $10.00. I just wish I had gotten my hands on it before she painted the caning. 

I can't overstate the hours in which I obsessed over which fabric to choose for this dang chair. The selection of fabric at Minted made it a really tough choice.  

I was looking for something vintage/modern, if that makes sense, to suit the chair, and a pattern with a happy color palette. 

Ultimately I chose 'Little Pyramids' by Stylisti, in the mint colorway.







I decided not to attempt the tufting because I am a big fat chicken. The thought of poking into that fabric and messing it up scared me. 


While I took pictures, Ella and I had fun playing around with her art and stuffed animals. This chair definitely fits her personality. 





This month Stacy and I are the featured hosts. I'm headed over to her site now to see the magic she created with her Minted fabric!


Also visit Lynn, Carrie, Evey, and Charlotte, and see what they've been up to! 

The November contest, "Take A Seat" begins now. Contestants have a chance to win a $300 gift certificate towards Minted's Art and Home Collections! 

Submission deadline: Friday, November 20th, 11:59 PM EST

Happy Monday, friends!

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*This project was sponsored by Minted.  However, the opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are 100% my own*




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