Furniture Feature Friday -Favorites and a Link Party

by | Apr 1, 2010 | Furniture Feature Friday, Furniture Makeovers | 14 comments

I’m ba-ack!  I actually got back on Monday, but it’s taken me a while to get back into the swing of things.  Those who participate weekly may notice I just visited your links and left comments today.  I have really been running behind on things and am struggling to catch up. 
As always, there were some very impressive projects and furniture pieces shared a couple of weeks ago.  Here are three of my favorites.

Cassity from Remodelaholic and her $15 headboard made out of kitchen cabinet doors.  I’m just going to speak the truth, here.  There are a lot of DIY projects out on blog land, HGTV, in magazines, etc…that clearly look like a DIY project.  Do you know what I mean?  Someone would look at it and say, “oh, you made that yourself out of some old cabinet doors.”  I saw this headboard and it looks like she ordered it out of the Pottery Barn catalog.  It looks like a $1500.00 headboard, not a $15 one.  To me, that’s what good DIY is all about.  Cassity even shares a materials list, plans, and step-by-step directions on how to build one for your home. 

Annie from The House That Jade Built took a deep breath and painted a perfectly good armoire to make it even more beautiful.  Risky, but it paid off.  She gave it a coat of gray paint and then distressed it to highlight the imperfections and age of the piece.  Annie has done a lot of great pieces, but this one is my favorite.  You let me know if you’re ever tired of it, Annie.   

Finally, Ann Marie of Twice Lovely scores the mother-of-the-year award with her puppet theatre and French play kitchen.  Now, I have a pretty cool mom.  She drove me to play practices and to work.  She gave me everything I needed to start my business.  She proof reads all of my blog posts.  All of that said, I wish she had made me this kitchen.  Can’t have it all, I guess, huh, mom? 

You have to check out the piece of junk furniture Ann Marie used to make these adorable pieces.  She is a DIY genius. 

Now, ladies, you’ve had two weeks and most of the country has had decent weather, so I’m expecting great things.  I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

Here are the rules for this get together…

1.) Your post has to be about furniture.  Please, please, please…just furniture.  I’m always threatening to delete non-furniture posts, but then I don’t have the heart to do it.  Just save me the angst, please.  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, not the link to your blog.
3.) The link party closes Saturday at midnight PST and I will choose my favorite(s) and feature their post and blog on next week’s FFF.

Miss Mustard Seed


  1. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage

    I am drooling over both of those buffets! Someday I hope to find one in that style to work some magic on.

  2. Atticmag

    Saw those chests. They did a nice job with them. Hope you enjoy the clock and the bed. Thanks for hosting. Jane F.

  3. Chrissie

    Thanks for hosting today. You picked wonderful pieces to feature!

  4. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    wow, marian! thank you so much for featuring my buffet. i saw sherry's as well and was in love with it! hope all is going well in the new shop and that you are allowing yourself some down time as well! i know it's hard to make that time sometimes, but it is so necessary.

  5. Cori

    This is my first time to link up to your great Furniture Friday.

    I just have to let you know what an inspiration you've been to me! I've just finished up my fifth month in my space at a local consignment center. September was by far my best month yet! I have turned my hobby into a real "job". Your tutorials and inspiration and tips and tricks have helped me immensely. Never underestimate the power you have to help women like me believe that they cab succeed at doing something they love.

    With so many great blog out there, I just have to say that yours is absolutely my favorite right now. I'm not sure when you find the time to post such great things, but I hope your high energy keeps up (for our sakes). : )

    Thank you for all you've shared with us.


    Starview Sonnet

    PS: I was inspired by your Fresh Cupcakes window and did one for my kitchen window a few weeks ago. You make me feel like I can do anything! What a gift you have.

  6. Leah

    oops! I did the link wrong. Sorry about that. I tried to delete the close up of the bench and couldn't. Hopefully you can. Thanks.


  7. Kek

    Love the buffets, just gorgeous!

    I'm a total novice at furniture makeovers, and at this blog party linking thing, but I love trying new things. 🙂

  8. mimi

    I have no room for any more furniture but those two buffets tempt me to squeeze one in- so beautiful- what a talented bunch of readers you have.

  9. SueAnn

    Oh I just love the buffets! And that white and blue one definitely sings!!! Sweet!!

  10. Paddywack Designs

    I might have to chuck a chair or two to make room for buffet's like that, wow, great looks. Love your blog… you're an inspiration and thanks for sharing your knowledge so freely.

  11. Stephanie

    Wow your FFF was really missed! I can't believe how many are all ready linked up.

  12. Lynn Richards

    WOW!! How is it furniture speaks to us?? The buffet by Sherrie is unbelievably gorgeous. I love how it is show cased!! Such fun this party is!!

  13. adele

    Where did you get the black and white picture of Venice?


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