Friday, July 23, 2010

Fresh Coat Friday!


Yup, it's that time again! We have more wonderful submissions this week, and keep them coming guys! I always appreciate the time and effort you take in emailing me so thanks a ton!!!
On a little side note, I have been getting a large volume of emails from readers regarding paint, materials, etc. so I just wanted to remind old readers and introduce new readers to the Frequently Asked Questions section. It it right along the top menu bar for your convenience. I feel bad but I just simply don't have the time to respond to everyone so please accept my apologies if you haven't seen a response.
Now on to the fun stuff!
Sarah was given this adorable little table and chair set. She wanted to make it fun, yet able to fit in anywhere in her home and I think she definitely accomplished that. What a fun place to play!


Andie did a wonderful job transforming this old vanity into a sweet spot to do her little one's hair! I love the striped walls too!!
Emma inherited this old wardrobe when she purchased her home and brought it back to life with a fresh coat of grey paint and some beautiful crystal knobs! Pink and grey is such a beautiful combo, we love it!

Rebecca transformed this old cabinet into a perfect entertainment center! Mirrored glass doors are particularly important if you want to actually use your remotes, so this is one great find! Love the outcome Rebecca!

The lovely Londen painted up this dresser that her hubby found for FREE (seriously, why do I never find free stuff this pretty???). It was missing a drawer, but that didn't stop her from finding a wicker basket at Ikea and popping it in there for a fabulous finished dresser. Hold on to this cutie Londen!!

The next 2 transformations are the work of Mai-Britt. She has shared some gorgeous projects previously with us and I am definitely blown away by her work again! Crack glass did not stop her from seeing the potential with this old cabinet. She painted it white and then added linen to the shelves and a fabulous nautical fabric to the back for extra interest. And of course her ottoman is impressive because I could never upholster, specially with stripes, something that well. LOVELY work Mai-Britt!!

Sarah picked up this neat old cart at a garage sale. She added some glossy red paint and a touch of unexpected color with some decoupaged paper in the bottom inserts. What a wonderful project, specially because it is such an unexpected piece. You definitely have a good eye to see potential in that one Sarah!!


Elizabeth picked up these chairs for under $6 each, added some inexpensive fabric she found at Joann's and now they are perfectly pretty! The bird pattern is just darling (I happen to be a little partial to bird items though~).

Jen scored this jewellery chest on craigslist recently, and while she debated over what color to paint it I am so happy she settled on a happy, cheerful yellow! The pop of yellow with the black and white is so eye catching and really adds a fun touch to her bathroom.

Rosa shared these 2 transformations with me and I immediately fell in love, particularly with the mirror. You have probably seen one or two in various pictures here, but I actually have a pretty embarrassing number of them just sitting in the basement. So thanks for helping me get inspired Rosa!!! I particularly love the pop or turquoise on the ribbon.

Natalie did a beautiful job taking this old chair and making it whimsical! I love the colors Natalie! Since it's makeover it has become a prop for Natalie, who is a professional photographer, and you have to head over to her site and see the hilarious outcome of the chairs first shoot.

Kacey took this old bedroom suite and made it pretty in pink. I could see endless possibilities for a little girl's room with these cuties!


Shelley completely updated this studio apartment for $100!!! Crazy!! I can't believe the transformation. The paper and cork wreath is genius! Thanks for sharing Shelley~
Now let's see what YOU'VE been up to!!

38 comments:

Kacey said...

Oh my gosh - these transformations are all amazing! So much creativity. Thanks for showing our little pink bedroom set! :)

emily said...

thanks for hosting Holly! I love seeing all the creativity out there.

Amber's Notebook said...

omg how cool! That chair transformation is just awesome! Ok I feel inspired to paint something =)

Amanda said...

i'm always blown away by these projects and all of the creative talent in this world. you're such a doll for making this happen for all of us Holly!

i've got to get in on this "fresh coat fridays" action. ;)

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Hi Holly, thanks so much for hosting! What great inspirations!

Skifty said...

I am linking up my Chalkboard post!
http://rachelpinkpants.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-attempt-at-chalkboard.html

Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell said...

I think the turquoise and yellow chair might be my favorite...or the striped table and chairs... they're all so pretty!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Just found your blog! So much fun!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I am in love with the turquoise & yellow chair..

Pudel-design said...

I love the apartment, it is really gorgeous!!!
Thiirl done an amazing job!

Thank you so much for sharing and hosting;)

Lovely greetings...

Allison said...

All of those transformations are gorgeous!

MommaHensCoop said...

this is so fun. I love before and afters!

Dharma said...

that paper wreath is genius! loved linking up, thanks for the post

Lolly Jane said...

new to your blog, it's darling!

we're doing a week of tutorials followed by a giveaway, ck us out.

thanks for hosting! :)

Urban Whyte said...

HI there...just posted a post on my farmhouse kitchen re-do...well...part of it anyways!! There is still so much more to do. Thanks for all the lovely inspiration Holly!
Karen

This Full Life said...

I always love seeing what everyone has done and this week is full of inspiring stuff. Thanks so much for including me and for your sweet comments!

Mai-Brit

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Thank you for hosting - i love looking at all the inspiration!

the 30 girl said...

Hi Holly! I just linked up a recent lamp makeover. Thanks for sharing all these great projects! It's so inspiring...

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Thank you for including me, too. I got realy giddy when I opened up the post and saw my little project.

I am dying to know what fabric was used on the white chair (the yellow fabric with the birds). I love it and would order some in a heartbeat!

Sarah

Andie said...

So many fun things. So many talented visionaries.

Tiffany said...

Thanks for hosting this, I added in my rocking chair redo!

Dharma said...

I sent another project in :) Couldn't help it! Thanks again.

Lovely Little Nest said...

LOVE the turquoise and yellow chair makeover! Definitely an unbeatable combination :)

Melodie said...

Awesome transformations this week. Love that vanity!

Preppy 101 said...

Amazing!! Inspires all of us to paint something!! xoxo

Andrea said...

Thanks for hosting again this week, Holly!

Miss Money said...

Thank you for sharing Holly! FCF! is such a great idea! & I must agree, I <3 the yellow/turquoise chair & the striped table set!

Flourishing Networks said...

thanks for the direction of Frequently Asked Questions - this is valuable as I am just starting a few projects around the house.... love it!!!!

Building a House and Home said...

It's amazing what people can do with a little paint.

MrsKBJ said...

Thanks for Hosting Holly!! I LOVE this party!! Have a great weekend!!
xo,
kelly

Becky said...

Wow that french dresser was an amazing find!

Mrs. Dew said...

Wow these are all amazing! I love that there is a stripe theme this week {kinda}. I need to start taking notes!

Denise Marie said...

Holly, what a great transformation! simple and elegant touches. I love the closet door and can't believe how clever the cork is in the middle of the book paper wreath. :0)

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Thanks for showing off my dresser redo. I was thrilled to see it on your post yesterday! I have been reading your blog long before I had my own. You always inspire me!
Londen
xo

Janet said...

I love the gray dresser makeover. Thanks for hosting this blog party.

Marina said...

I love all these! I just added my children's table I just finished for my daughter.

Jeralee said...

I love that turquoise and yellow chair!

Rachel said...

Hi there - I found your blog through Mai-Brit's, and I love it! I've really enjoyed looking through all your posts, and all your before and afters - they're great! There's definitely lots of inspiration here, and I'll be back!

 
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