Furniture Feature Friday Link Party & Giveaway

by | Nov 5, 2009 | Furniture Feature Friday, Furniture Makeovers | 28 comments

Welcome to my third Furniture Feature Friday link party and giveaway! Make sure you check out the post below to enter my Frog Tape giveaway! It’s a great product and this is a chance to get some for free.

I have such a special giveaway for the winner of the link party this week. I came across Leslie’s blog, The Seasoned Homemaker, a few weeks ago and just fell in love with her work. She makes the most adorable vintage inspired aprons, in addition to other hand crafted items, and sells them in her Etsy store. I’m planning to buy one of these to wear when I’m painting at our shop. So much cuter than the vinyl cat apron I currently wear.
Leslie has graciously offered up one of her embroidered birds for the winner of today’s Furniture Feature Friday link party. Look at this gorgeous collection she put together! Birds are so “hot” in decorating right now and any one of these pieces (or all of them) would be a beautiful addition to any home. I love the vintage “pen and ink” look of them and how they would compliment a modern, traditional, or country style.

The bird Leslie chose for the winner is the owl. This Limited Edition embroidered owl on watercolor paper has the appearance of being a pen and ink drawing. This clever design uses four shades of rayon thread to give the owl depth. This owl was embroidered by machine and has over 14,000 stitches.

Design will fit a 5 X 7 opening. Leslie will even mat this for you if you’d like to frame it or she has a lot of other great ideas for displaying this piece. Seriously, who wouldn’t want this?

Thank you so much, Leslie, for providing this giveaway! Make sure you check out her blog and Etsy Store and let her know how beautiful her work is.
On to the feature! I spotted this chair makeover by Shanade from Home Sweet Home. Not only do I love the color and fabric choices for these once dated chairs, but I love the frilly pillows she made to soften the backs.

Look at how these chairs began. They were dated and drab. Shanade had such a great vision to see the potential in the shape of these chairs and to look past the blah upholstery. Well done, girl!

Ok, here are the rules for participating in Furniture Feature Friday –

1.) Your post has to be about furniture or home furnishings. You can share makeovers, thrifty finds, favorite furniture pieces, or great furniture arrangements.
2.) Post a permalink, not the link to your blog.
3.) The link party closes Friday at midnight PST and I will choose my favorite to win Leslie’s embroidered Owl.

I can’t wait to see all of your furniture posts! Grab a button and link back to spread the word.

Furniture Feature Fridays

Miss Mustard Seed


  1. Gwen

    What a great new use for that little secretary!

  2. Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating

    Thanks so much for featuring my "new" pet station! I might add, it's not only for my two spoiled cats, but also for my precious lab/border collie, Boo. The cats definitely get more use out of it than Boo does, since there wasn't quite enough room on it for a dog bed too. 🙂

  3. Mary Ellen

    What a great idea for a pet station! So creative. I love the apron too.

  4. Karla

    Love, LOVE that frilly apron! So cute!

    Great idea for the pet station too!

    ~Karla @ It's The Little Things…

  5. caroline joy

    Oh my gosh — you are soooo sweet. Thank you for the very kind words. I'm AMAZED at your talent and your eye.

  6. Marianne@Songbird

    that little cat desk is hilarious. If I had cats I would so do this. The giveaway is awesome too, love that little apron (far too beautiful to mess up by actually using it).
    Thanks for hosting this party and letting me join.
    Love, Marianne

  7. The Little Red Shop

    Ooooh…pretty!!! The cat secretary is quite nifty too!

    : )

    Julie M.

  8. Funky Junk Interiors

    That is the coolest pet station ever! Right in style those pets are with that beadboard trim. LOVE it!!

    And oh my oh my.. that is the most exquisite apron. Unbelievable. LOVE the colour chosen too! I've never seen anything quite like it! LOVE the unique!


  9. Gail

    Oh My Goodness….what a creative idea for the desk. The things we do for our pets! Love the apron.

    Have a wonderful day.

  10. Cindy@OldTimePickers

    Such a wonderful idea…thanks for sharing!!! 🙂
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  11. Peggy

    How do we make Caroline's absolutely darling aprons into the next fashion trend? So cute over jeans! Too cute to be kept hidden in the kitchen! 🙂

  12. Little Lizard King

    The pet station is such a clever idea. Some people have all the creativity!

  13. cindy the cottage chick

    Lots of pretties! And the pet station is so great. Love using old pieces in new and unique ways…

  14. Kristi

    OMG, love the pet station! And the apron is awesome! Wish I had a good project to join the fun!

  15. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)

    I love the aprons, toooooooo cute. Your new pet station is just wonderufl. What a great idea. Hugs, Marty

  16. Claudia

    LOVE the pet station – that is so original! Bravo!

  17. Tricia

    I just posted an award for you over at my blog. It is ready for you to pick up anytime if you would like. Love your blog. 😉


  18. lindsey@junkstyle

    Thanks for your comment about my piano! I cannot believe that I'm not a follower of yours (well I am now!) I LOVE your blog and I see your name floating all over blogland but I wasn't a follower! Boy do I have some catching up to do here!

  19. dee dee

    You've high lighted the sweetess things! Bravo on the pet station.
    Dee Dee

  20. LuLu

    I'm kinda freaking out cause i have a changing table i used for my baby that looks just like the secretary and is now not being used… it's stuffed in a closet… oh my word what a great transformation! LOVE IT,
    and thank you for the link to the darling apron…. oh my it's so cute!!!

  21. Nezzy

    Everything is just so charming! My faves are the sweet tea towels. I have a strange weakness when it comes to tea towels. Of course this Ozarks farm chick has many strange quirks. Guess that would make me as unique as your clever pet station.

    Have the best weekend filled with blessings and time to enjoy them. God Bless!!!

  22. Brenda

    I thought I would have something to show this week but I had too much fun with my family and did not get my project done. I thought I would stop in and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I have never known another dog by the name of Ladybug and was surprised that that you have had one by the same unusual name. On your question of her birthday. No real celebration. Just blogging that she had turned one. Expecting some real grown up changes soon! Obedience would be good!

  23. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home

    I really like the baskets with the dressed up ruffle. You are so sweet to share with all us blog girls.

  24. Laurel

    Oh my Goodness! I am so happy I stumbled upon this amazing blog site! Oh I just am in heaven. I am a fool for repurposing -repainting and the re do. LOVE this and will be back…often!!


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