So. Marian is away on vacation. If you’ve been following her blog for any length of time you are undoubtedly saying to yourself, “Phew! Thank goodness she’s finally taking some time off!” And the truth of the matter is that I’m away on vacation, too. But, you know, there was no way I was going to pass up the opportunity to step into the shoes of The Mustard Seed, even if only for a few minutes. I promise that I cleaned the beach sand off my feet before I put them on.
Let me tell you, leafing through the entries at Furniture Feature Friday (as a casual observer) is quite a bit different than being the one in charge. . . but here goes!
I chose this desk from Angie at Postcards from the Ridge because it’s beautiful, but also because it might make peace between the wood purists and the wood painters. Definitely go over to Angie’s blog to see the before and after of the not-painted wood top of this desk. I might have said that it was beyond rescue – but I would have been wrong. Amazing results and an outstanding paint finish accented with hand applied metallic accents.
This is, no doubt, not the first Union Jack treatment that you’ve seen. This little dresser from Refunk My Junk, was a garbage rescue (those are sometimes the most rewarding, right?) I like it because it’s a bit different than most of the others. Do you see a trend developing? I am a big fan of neutral colors. I also like this because of the relative simplicity of the design. This is doable. You can do this!
For my third choice, I’m popping right out of my neutral shell to give you a splash of color. Danielle, from antique recreation, tried out Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint for the first time on this little washstand! How do you feel about Kitchen Scale? I love the combination of the colors in the staging of the photo. Blue is not top of my list of favorite colors but make it turquoise and throw in a topless, rusty, red tool box? I’m yours!
It truly was a daunting task to choose just three pieces to feature. So many different styles and so much talent! If you’ll stop by my Facebook page and do a little scrolling – you’ll see that I’ve featured a whole bunch more of the eye candy you all submitted. Feel free to hit the “like” button while you’re there! Delving deeply into Furniture Feature Friday has really given me the itch to break out my own paint. I’ve been sitting on a bag of MMS Typewriter for a while now. . . waiting for just the right piece.
I’m sending out a big THANK YOU to all of you that submitted and to Marian as well for letting me wear her shoes for just a little while. I hope I didn’t get them too sandy!