Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh Coat Friday!


Hi everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by our first ever Fresh Coat Friday! I know some people are not familiar with link exchanges so this week I posted all the emails and linked back to the blogs they came from (thanks for sharing!!), those without links are from readers who are not bloggers. If you want to participate by email feel free to email me any time, or just add the url of your blog post with your latest transformation at the bottom of each Fresh Coat Friday post so we can all stop by and say hello! I love getting a chance to see what all of you are up to, as well as check out your blogs so I think the links are a nice way to get to know everyone a little better~

For all our participants, feel free to grab a button for your blogs to show you were featured!

And now on to the good stuff, your freshly painted projects:




Kari was on the hunt for a versatile way to stay organized, so she decided to add a hutch to an already painted dresser she had recently transformed. After hunting for a wood hutch with no luck, she settled on this steal from Liquidation World. You would never know that they weren't a a matching set now! And I love all of her teal accessories.





Aren't Stephanie and her ottoman adorable? She was out driving with her husband, Paul, when she saw this amazing piece of furniture just laying on the side of the road! Like all of us, she screamed to stop and the rest is history. I only dream about finding such beauties on the side of the road!! Great work (and amazing upholstery skills) Stephanie~





Rachel did a wonderful job turning her grand parent's old dresser into a fun, modern sideboard. I cost virtually nothing since she used a can of paint she had laying around and updated the old hardware with a little elbow grease and some paint. I love the shade of blue she used!





Whenever Peg needs to take a little break and unwind she now has the perfect spot! She scooped up this chair for the cost of a cup of coffee and turned it into a fun, whimsical getaway. The animal print is too cute, Peg!



Sarah's email made me smile because I LOVE the dresser she refinished, the shape, the style, the hardware. You can really do no wrong with pieces like this. Not only did she give it a whole new look, but she added a huge batch of WOW factor! I have actually done a few client pieces in this color and they always look stunning. Great transformation Sarah!!



Donna is a designer by trade and she did a wonderful job on transforming this unique corner chair. Doesn't it feel so "zen" now? What a wonderful find!





Laura originally planned on re-staining her cute little table to match the rest of her living room furniture, but I think that fate dealt her a good twist when the stain didn't go well and she decided to try white. It really stands out now and is the perfect contrast to her beautiful room!




I always love hearing about FREE transformations, and Becky's chair is a real score. Can you believe a co-worker gave it to her? Who would let such a great find go? Becky gave it a fun new look with a fresh coat of paint and this adorable fabric. I doubt she will be giving this away~





Barbara totally blew my mind twice! The first time was when she told me that she scored this table brand new from Salvation Army for $50! Then again when I saw her transformation. I love the modern lines of this table, great work Barbara!





Breeana has taken this table and dresser from junky to funky. I love the addition of baskets in the dresser for added functionality. Love it all!





Rebecca took her transformation skills to wrought iron. For a mere $6 in paint she really lightened up her attic bonus room.




April took her creativity to a new level, a smaller one! She transformed this old jewellery box with some paint and paper for a fun new place to store her little treasures.





Kristen worked a TON of magic on this old painted table and chairs. They look just like something out of a potterybarn catalogue now!






Jill just finished this wonderful buffet recently. She did a wonderful job making it look fresh and new. I would love to snatch this one up from her!





Shannon sent along this transformation she completed for a friend. For an added touch of whimsy she papered the top and protected it with a cut piece of glass.





51 comments:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Thanks for hosting this party. All the transformations shown are wonderful!

TheThingAboutDaisies said...

Wow, all of these look so great. Some of you really scored some great finds!

Really Rainey said...

I didn't mean to add a link!
My link I just added for Foodie Friday was in the box and I was going to delete it and it posted! YIKES. sorry can you delete it?

~Really Rainey~

Rebecca said...

Ooooooooooh! I am so in love with these transformations....they are ALL beautiful and I'm so inspired! I think this is the coolest idea in the world! Can I just say how WOWED I am by all of this talent!!! That gorgeous Ottoman! And the Pottery barn-looking table and chairs...and the antique white hutch...all of them! Looking forward to next friday already!!

Rebecca said...

Ooopsie Holly I think I accidentally hit enter after I put my name in the link widget thing twice!!! (I have my link mistakenly under both 4 and 5...feel free to delete one of them!!! sorry!)

michelle b @ every little thing said...

looking forward to all the awesomeness and inspiration that comes out of this!
xoxo

LindseyRockers said...

thanks for hosting!

Kacey said...

All kinds of fabulous! I can't get enough of all the transformations.

Kacey

Ms.Cupcake (aka Becky) said...

Thanks Holly! Sooo glad you liked my chair enough to post on your lovely blog! I am new to linking so I wonder if you might link it to my blog? www(dot)cupcakesandrubyslippers(dot)blogspot(dot)com/

Thanks so much! I will definitely continue to contribute!! Thanks so much!!!!
p.s. sorry for the iphone pics ;)

redefiningdecor.com said...

Fun. Can't wait to see everyone's projects!

Lauren said...

Everything looks fantastic!

Jessica said...

This is such a great idea! I love looking at all of these creative paint jobs!

Jen said...

that ottoman is AMAZING. I WAAAANNNNNT it!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Thanks for having the paint party! Love love your blog!

carolyn said...

This is a great theme for a party. I'm really enjoying everyone's transformations. Thanks for hosting this.

Mrs in Training said...

The link at Laura's name just goes to the picture - does she have a blog? I'd love to find out the name of that gorgeous paint on her walls!

Kristen said...

sweet! thank ya! i'm not sure about the url thingie....but here's my comment! hah!

oops! said...

Your blog is my favorite!!!!!! Your furniture is adorable and so are you!

my pocketbook said...

Thank you Holly! I feel so honored. Especially to have been featured with so many other fabulous pieces. I do have a blog and would love if you added my blog to the list of links at the end of your post. Thanks again! Fresh Coat Friday was fabulous.
www.mypocketbookandme.blogspot.com

Beth Rutter said...

So much talent, so many blogs, so little time! Amazing transformations everyone!

Vintage Junky said...

this is a fun new party... I don't usually do parties! I am off to add your link to my post! Thanks for hosting!
Michelle

Cece Lively said...

fun party! i love to see all the great creativity!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Thanks so much for sharing my dresser! I love all the projects you shared!

Lindsey Tollefson said...

Oh my gosh, this is so much fun. I need to remember to snap before shots of all my pieces. We have a semi-permanent drop cloth in the kitchen because I'm always working on painting something. We really need a garage....

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Thanks for starting up this party! The furniture ones are always my faves!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

LOVE that blue/grey/green dresser and love love love Kristin's round table. I just found her blog last week. She's so talented!

Andrea said...

I am amazed! These are some insanely talented women!! Thanks for sharing!

other-option said...

Such a great collection of furniture updates. FYI, the first transformation from someone named Kari isn't showing up - either in my Reader or when I click through.
- Danielle

Caitlin @ That House on the Corner said...

Awesome work! Thanks so much for adding this feature! I just did my first big piece after being inspired by you for so long (I even mention that in my post haha). After this I said I will NEVER do a piece that big and intricate by hand again. It needed a sprayer lol!

Thanks again,
Caitlin @ That House on the Corner

http://thathouseonthecorner.blogspot.com/2010/06/todays-before-and-after-dresser.html

Becky@Tea Party said...

Thanks for the new party hosting! I love it...you get to see and meet so many new and talented bloggers!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

thanks for hosting! can't wait to go through everyone's links tonight when i have time to sprawl out on the couch!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I could look at refinished furniture all day! I didn't get my email to you in time so I linked up. Thanks for hosting! So many talented people!

Julie said...

Thanks for hosting!!!

This Full Life said...

Holly - it is such fun to link in and I love all of the amazing things people are creating.

Tammy said...

Everything looks wonderful. Thanks for hosting.

Kari --- said...

Looks great, everyone! My pics aren't showing up (first pics)... but love what I've seen!

Mimi from Peachy Papaya said...

Wow, these pieces all look so beautiful. I am still trying to get the courage and finding time to work on a big piece of furniture, I only tackles a small little chair it it took me awhile.

Thanks for all the inspiration and I totally LOVE your blog. You create such beautiful things.

Sonnie Sue said...

I love this, it's so fun to get new ideas and just inspire me to keep painting!

Little Lovables said...

so many talented reades! I linked to an older post

Breeanna said...

Holly!! What an honor to be posted on "Fresh Coat Friday!" Thank you for this opportunity. I love the idea of each Friday dedicated to share the workings of others. THANKS again!!

Breeanna (SimplyElegance.org)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Such wonderful transformations! It really makes me want to find something that needs some refurbishing. It sounds like a fun project!

Sandy said...

Your first two pictures aren't showing up and haven't been there for two days now !
Thought you might want to fix that.

I love your sight and your such a sweeteee !

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks to everyone who participated!! I really appreciate all the hardwork you have put into your projects and it is great to see so many talented bloggers!

I will try and get new picture from Cari for next week since some people can't see them this week. Thanks for pointing it out if you didn't see them~

Holly

kat ann said...

everyone's work is so lovely and inspiring! =) great job everyone!

Ashly said...

I adore your blog!!!!

thriftytickle said...

Thanks for hosting! Great fun!

Janeal @ decorative deals said...

Wow, I love seeing what fabulous things other people can do, it gets my own creative juices flowin'! Love Them --- good job ladies! Now I gotta go paint me some furniture! :)

Lauren said...

Love this feature! Can't wait to see more and hopefully add one of my own! Thanks for sharing...

kljswilson said...

Holly -- Thanks for the kind words over at Shes.No.Martha. I am thrilled! Thanks for hosting!

Kacey
@ Shes.No.Martha

Hopeless Chest said...

Those are great!

It's rare that I find the patiense to paint something. But I think I have a few I can submit after my recent move. Looking forward to seeing more!

Melodie said...

Thanks for the feature, Holly. I tell you what...if you are ever in the Regina area, give me a shout and the chair is yours!

 
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