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Furniture Feature Friday – Favorites & a Link Party


I’m not a scrooge when it comes to Valentine’s Day, but to me, it’s just overpriced flowers and way too much candy for the kids.  We make a point not to go out to dinner and we don’t exchange gifts or anything.  It did happen to my husband’s day off work, so we spent it shopping at Home Depot and had a nice lunch at Olive Garden.  Works for me.

Anyway, here are my favorites from last week.

The folks over at Living Vintage built this amazing mudroom that looks delightfully old and worn.   I love that they celebrated the knotty wood and imperfections in the flooring.  I think it looks amazing.

Living Vintage - antique bench in mudroom

There’s a great tutorial on wet sanding over at For the Love of Wood that is definitely worth checking out.  I’ll have to try this technique!

 Lastly, I couldn’t help but share this lovely painted pie safe by Doodles & Stitches.  The boards on the back stole my heart and I love the color.

Here are the rules for our furniture get-together…

1.) Your post has to be about furniture. Please, please, please…just furniture. If you find your link has been deleted, it’s not because I’m mean, it’s because your post was not about furniture. You can share makeovers, awesome finds, favorite pieces, furniture arrangements, or even pieces on your wish list! Built-in furniture like kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities qualify as furniture.

2.) Post a permalink (the link to the post), not the link to your blog.

3.) This party will close Friday at midnight PST and I will choose my favorite(s) and feature their piece(s) on next week’s FFF.


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  1. I NEED that mudroom! Wowza! Thank you for hosting!

  2. gorgeous features Marian! I have occasionally use a wet scrub sponge to distress chalk paint too. Keeps the dust particles at bay but if you don’t wear a glove you’ll end up with a painted hand! :p

  3. Marion

    I’m with you! LOVE that pie safe! Finding treasures like that is what your party’s all about! Thanks for hosting!

  4. Love this features! Headed over to visit! Thanks for hosting.

  5. Im in love with those floors! My sunroom inspiration!!

  6. Love that mudroom!! Thanks for hosting!

  7. It means the world to me that you loved my mudroom because I truly love your style.

    And, by the way, I totally agree with you about Valentine’s Day. My husband and I usually spend extra quality time together and we usually eat lunch or dinner together somewhere. That’s about it, which is just fine by us.

  8. Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a pretty weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. I love the pie safe!!

    Thank you Marian for hosting :)

    Have a great weekend!!

  10. Thank you for hosting, Marian!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

  11. Thanks so much for once again bringing everyone together to share their furniture projects. It’s always so much fun to see all the creativity!

  12. Thanks for hosting! I just checked out the “wet sanding” tutorial! This will save my lungs on the days that I have to stay in the garage for finishing furniture! Also, I always want to let you know how much I enjoy your blog! Truly inspirational! Life to the full, Melissa

  13. Oh my gosh, I’ve been enjoying your furniture friday forever and never entered! So excited to enter my piece this week.
    Thanks for hosting!

  14. Deb Miller says:

    Marian – just a note about the wet sanding. It’s a technique I use often. BUT if you’re going to use this technique on a milk paint piece, be sure to wait until the paint is pretty well set. The “milk” really comes to the surface when wet (if not completely set) and you will have such a heavy milk haze to remove that it becomes problematic. Otherwise, it works great!! And is a very realistic distressing technique. BTW – I could not LOVE your bedroom makeover more! It’s perfect!!!

  15. Thanks so much for hosting!!

  16. Thanks again, Marian, for hosting another great party. Most of my readers come via your site and so if it weren’t for you, noone would know how much I enjoy painting and diy. : )

  17. I always love your party Marian! I still haven’t gotten around to trying your paint, but I really want to. I like the way it distresses. I am trying to juggle many things, and am truly impressed with how you do it.

  18. Oh I agree about Valentine’s day Marian. We totally avoid restaurants that night. And I’m surrounded by way too much candy, as I gave up sweets for Lent!
    Thanks for hosting a great party,

  19. Thanks for hosting a fabulous party! We do not exchange Valentine’s Day stuff either…my hubby bought me a nice card with heartfelt words written inside. That is enough for me!

    He spent the day at the World Ag Expo…and my girls and I painted furniture and visited friends ho just had twin girls. We all had dinner together at home…I just LOVE my little family!

  20. delores g bembry says:

    In most of the pictures shared today, was there a bonding agent used in the mix. They all appear to be very smooth and no chippy look? i often get confuse when looking a pictures using the milk paint when all properties aren’t mentioned. Thanks

  21. Hi Marian. I’m new to your linky party.. Somehow I’ve never had a furniture project to link up on a Friday.Strange but true. I guess timing is everything haha…
    I’m glad to be joining you,
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  22. Annie Gauthier says:

    I also use the technique of wet sanding when I use two very contrasting colors and I want to see the color underneath (I don’t wait too long before sanding). I use the two sides of the sponge depending the effect I want.

  23. Harriett says:

    One of the best Fridays yet! I loved looking at these three amazing projects. Inspirational. Thanks for posting.

  24. Oh, I hope I don’t get thrown out of the party. I have never been here before and haven’t looked over the other posts, but I think mine qualifies.

    I have to find a dealer close to me so I can try Miss Mustard Seed. I love all the projects I see, but there isn’t anywhere close by to purchase the paint.

  25. I saw that mud room earlier this week! It’s a fantastic and authentic looking addition to their home.

  26. Hey,
    This blog is very nice. I love all this information I see, but there isn’t anywhere close by to purchase.Thanks for sharing this information.

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