Friday, July 9, 2010

Fresh Coat Friday!


I am a little slow today, sorry guys! I think that maybe it must be the fact that we are coming off a long weekend, which probably saw more margaritas than paint brushes, but we don't have quite as many participants. So please link in if you have anything you want to add (new or just new to us!). Or email me to be in next week's post!

To kick things off I promised to share a project I finished for the living room... but the photos never got taken so I will share a new White Berry piece that I am adding to the site today~

In my current style of cottage-obsessed pieces this one got a fresh coat of cream paint and then some greige (sp?) cabana stripes!




I wanted it to feel really well loved so the stripes are very faded

My mom literally dropped off dozens of these Thyme plants and I have NO IDEA where the other 20 will go... so you will probably be seeing a lot more Thyme around our place because the yard is already covered with it.






And now here are just a few of your submissions!!

Andie is a girl after my own heart with this coastal feeling make over. I love seeing people makeover telephone desks as well because they really have no useful purpose these days and often people don't have the room for a chair like that, so kudos to you Andie! And I plan on stealing that seahorse pillow the first chance I get.




Sonia did a beautiful job with this old 70's looking china cabinet, which always happen to be my favorites when they are done! She added some wall paper to the back as well as some crystal knobs. I love all the cute plants too, it really does feel like a little hot house~





I think my jaw was on the floor the entire time I was reading Shaunna's email. Can you believe her hubby, Matt, took this door and made her this bed??? Shaunna did the painting and finishing, and together they must make the perfect couple because this is unbelievable!! (I can totally envision Sean swearing or kicking the wall with a project like that, and me breathing down his neck to get it finished LOL). Beautiful work Shaunna!!




Erin is due any day now with her baby boy, who is very lucky to be coming home to this fabulous dresser! Erin painted it up, added gorgeous new hardware, and my favorite part, installed cool new feet (actually just 2 wooden pieces mounted together!). Great work Erin, can't wait to hear when you meet your little man!!





I am SOOOO inspired by this project, sent to us from the always charming Michael the Innkeeper (LOVE saying that Michael LOL). His blog, Inspired by Charm, is a favorite of mine and I am so happy he let me share this one with you guys! Inspired by a sunrise reflected on the water he took these plain oars and turned them into fun and unique art. Don't they feel like were from an old row team?




Lauren had a rustic vision for this amazing coffee table and it turned out great! I love the great hardware and lines of this coffee table. Maybe next week Lauren will consider also share those darling blue chairs in the back ground *hint hint*.




Janice sent me this great before and after a couple weeks back, but in my rush to leave for the cabin her poor dresser was overlooked. Sorry Janice!! But if you want a hilarious, maybe too realistic step by step guide hope over and check out her cute blog~





Thank you to everyone for sharing, and if you want to be featured in an upcoming post just send along an email to inthefunlane@gmail.com
Update: My link generator is currently out of commision, but I hope it will be back up for next week!!!

26 comments:

Monique @ Life and Renos said...

What a cute daybed!!!

Holly I love fresh coat fridays!! Thank you for sharing all these gorgous projects. Now I'm off to check out all their blogs! :)

Yellow House Knits said...

The dresser looks fabulous! I love those cabana stripes--so fresh and fun! And I think those painted oars are so charming!

I love Fresh Coat Friday--love all that white paint. Sorry the link is down--here's what I was going to link to: http://yellowhouseknits.blogspot.com/2010/07/inside-yellow-house-living-room.html

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Wow!!! All unbelievably cute!!! The chair/telephone desk looks so awesome!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Holly I love your dresser make over!
Since your linky thing isn't working I figured I'd leave a comment, because I have a piece to share...

Check it out!

Poindexter said...

the artistic boat oars are one of the most charmingly unexpected surprises I've seen in a while. You can believe I will be remembering this for a while and trying to find a way to leverage a similar colorful surpise element in my own home. Thank you!

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks for linking in still ladies!!! Can't wait to go and see your projects now~

Erin said...

Thanks so much for the post of my dresser, Holly! I put you up on my page: http://www.inthefunlane.com/2010/07/fresh-coat-friday.html. Love the new dresser you finished as well!
Erin

Sing said...

Love the door turned day bed. Just lovely.

Centsational Girl said...

Fantastic roundup, GORGEOUS dresser, I adore those stripes, they are perfect!
xo
Kate

Amanda said...

oh man... that dresser you striped is too darn cute! i will be keeping this in my "inspiration for a gender nuetral nursery" file. so darling.

Magic Brush said...

I was going to link

http://themagicbrushinc.blogspot.com/2010/07/got-lions.html

and

http://themagicbrushinc.blogspot.com/2010/07/in-words-of-my-clienta-liberace-lamp.html

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

All the makeovers look so good. That headboard is amazing and the oars really fun!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh my gosh, that door/bed is AMAZING!!

And I loooove the telephone desk!

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics! :)

Gina said...

I love all of these but OMG that bed..door...bed...it's fabulous!!

Allison said...

Your dresser is great. Love the stripes. I alos like how your staged it with your little white pots of thyme!

Jenski said...

I love Lauren's table, especially because I have a can of a similar color I am trying to figure out where to use. :-)

Cathy said...

Those oars are just so amazing! And that bed? Wow! Love all your before and after links! Thanks for sharing! It's my first time on your blog - I really like it!

astitchoflifesc.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful projects...I loved how the telephone desk turned out!

ickemixe said...

Love your blog, specially "Fresh Coat Fridays". Thank you for sharing your great work. Amazing and so inspiring!

♥ Ickemixe

Sprout Gallery said...

Totally awesome site. Love all the before and after shots.

Sarah said...

Hi Holly! I didn't see my chair I sent you at the beginning of last week. Maybe it just got lost in the shuffle. I've been working on a lot of new things for our new house so I'll just send another one soon. I love seeing what everyone's working on, the oars are to die for! =)

Kacey said...

Ooh, love those stripes!

Loving Fresh Coat Fridays!

The DG Family said...

Love it all! What an AMAZING BED!!! Holly you are an inspiration to us all :)

Sarah said...

Hi! I just came across your blog tonight. I love, love, love your striped dresser. I think I have a green-stripe obsession at the moment.

The colours remind me of our future baby's room that we started working on this winter (green horizontal stripes).

http://gettingmycrafton.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-i-painted-horizontal-stripes-and.html

And a before-and-after photo here:

http://roaryneedsafriend.blogspot.com/2010/02/ta-da-stripy-reveal.html

:)

JoLynn said...

I love seeing all the transformations! Hoping to get started on some of my own soon! Can I ask where you got your sisal (is that what kind it is?) rug from in that picture with the grey picture frames? I love it and have been looking for something similar. Thanks!

queenoftheclick said...

I love the stripes - your furniture is beautiful!

 
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