Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

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Welcome to another edition of the Shabbilicious Friday link party!


 

Meet your fabulous party hosts!

 







and this week's featured host:


 
 
"Hi, I’m Kerryanne, an Australian artist living a simple and relaxed life by the sea. I started out as an interior designer and visual merchandiser, before opening my own studio in 1992. These days I’m an old fashioned, apron wearing girl who’s trying to put the homemade and home baked back into every day living. I’d love for you to follow my journey as I share creative projects and shabbilicious DIY.

This week on Shabby Art Boutique, I shared my kitchen make-over on a budget. See it here and here."



Here are this week's Shabbilicious features:


One of my Shabbilicious Friday favorites is Cabin and Cottage. I swear Jacqueline has the best collection of vintage linen... anywhere! Her images for 'Old china and white roses' this week are not to be missed.

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I adore Elizabeth's sweet touches for early spring at Just Following Jesus.

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Marty from A Stroll Thru Life was able to shop her home to put together this fabulous wine bar cabinet.

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Carol from Art and Sand is decorating with numbers this week... lots and lots of numbers. Here's a little taste, but you'll want to click over and see the rest of her house decked out in numbers!

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Debbie from Refresh Restyle gave these adorable saddle seat bar stools a shabbilicious make-over. Get the full details at Refresh Restyle.

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I love before and afters... it's so inspiring! Like this kitchen transformation by Alexandra at A Piece of Vintage Prairie.

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Thank you all for linking up. If you were featured this week, please grab a button!


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Each week, the features and some of our favorites will be featured on all five of our blogs and pinned to the Shabbilicious Friday Pinterest Board for even more exposure.


Some simple rules:
- No Etsy stores, giveaways, or link parties.
- Please link to a specific post on your blog, not your blog's home page.
- Link back to any one of our blogs with a text link or party button (available in the sidebar)


By submitting a link, you're giving us permission to feature your project on our blogs and on social media. Proper credit and a link back to your post/profile will always be given.

Now it is your turn to show us what you've been up to this week. Remember, this is a party for all things shabbilicious, vintage, cottage, farmhouse... in a nutshell, anything that is perfectly imperfect.



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French Country Victorian Seat Makeover

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I've shared my love for all things French before - I've been speaking the language since kindergarten, and I'm hoping to finally visit France next year. To me, French Country style is the epitome of shabby chic, and I've loved the quaint appeal of toile fabric for as long as I can remember.

Around the holidays, I shared a Christmas project that allowed me to use up some of my extra toile, since I had purchased too much for this project. Today, I'm sharing what I did with the rest :)

French Country Victorian Red Toile Upholstery Seat Makeover Mahogany Wood Restoration

For the most part, our style tends to be more "modern vintage," but when I saw this little antique Victorian-era seat in one of our local Facebook groups, I could not pass it up. The workmanship was just to die for, but it was in need of some major help.

Upholstered mahogany wood antique Victorian vanity chair seat

Before tackling the upholstery, I really wanted to bring the wood back to life. It was scratched faded from years and years of use.

worn mahogany antique Victorian seat wood before restoration

scratched mahogany antique Victorian seat wood before restoration

Despite all of that wear, I'm a firm believer that paint isn't always the right choice for every piece of furniture. Just call me old fashioned :) I'm ok with painting over a lot of types of wood, but that lovely mahogany color always stops my paintbrush dead in its tracks.

With all of those delicate spindles, I didn't want to risk ruining it by sanding it down to prepare for a full-out re-staining. So, after testing a small area, I gave it a good cleaning and wiped the whole piece down with mahogany stain.  I was really surprised by the difference it made once it was dry.

antique Victorian mahogany seat wood restored

As for the old upholstery, it was dingy, worn, and dirty.  You'll see in the before picture that I got a little ahead of myself and started ripping off the trim as soon as it was out of the car. Take my advice and remove old upholstery outdoors whenever you can. Don't be like me and end up with animal hair and crumbs of unknown origin on your carpet. Yuck.

antique Victorian seat before re-upholstery

I was so glad to see that old fabric go and replace it with my toile. The crocheted lace trim finished the piece off perfectly. It would fit in perfectly in any country chic home, don't you think?

French Country Victorian Red Toile Upholstery Seat Makeover Mahogany Wood Restoration

antique Victorian seat red toile fabric upholstery


French Country Victorian Red Toile Upholstery Seat Makeover Mahogany Wood Restoration

I love there are still some imperfections here and there in the wood. They give the piece so much character and history.

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antique mahogany Victorian seat before and after stain red toile reupholstery

We've got some very cool new upholstery projects currently in the works (especially since the cold weather and heaps of snow have kept us working on smaller, indoor projects). Be sure to stay in touch so you don't miss out!


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Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

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Welcome to the Shabbilicious Friday link party!



{Meet the Hosts}

 

 
 





 


And this week's featured host:

A bit more about Robin:


"I live in a north western suburb of Sydney, Australia, with my husband and 2 young children. I'm a full time Mum and a part time Furniture Restyler.

Prior to having our children I worked as a Personal Assistant in the Legal Industry. When our daughter was born I enjoyed motherhood too much to return to an office job. I'd always been creative and now I was able to expand on this instead. I began making and selling nursery decor.  A year later I was expecting our second child. Shortly after my son was born, I began sewing vintage style soft baby toys which I sold through a retail store.  But after sitting up nights on end sewing, I soon realized I needed the sleep more than we needed the extra income.

A year later, we purchased our first real home, having owed an apartment and rented in the years prior. What drew me to this house was the abundance of white plantation shutters on the windows. It was love at first sight. Otherwise the house was a blank canvas and this is where I started following home decorating blogs and finding online inspiration from other thrifty and creative people, including Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique! This lead me to posting my own online blog following my decorating and crafting adventures.

It also lead me to turning my furniture restyles into a part time business, enabling me continue working from home whilst caring for my children.

It took me 4 years to discover my personal decorating style, but now I realize that I tend to gravitate towards vintage farmhouse decorating using lots of whites and neutral tones.


Like all DIYers, I'm constantly painting something, moving something, or restyling something.
And when I am not thrifting or restyling or blogging, I'm doing mummy things."

Here are this week's features, chosen by Robin:


Christy at Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer transformed this Estate Sale Dressing Table. It is gorgeous! You must pop over and check out the before and after.



From Evija with Love upcycled this beautiful old chair. Such a great transformation!



Lisa at Wisconsin Magpie made off this old typesetters tray into a shadow box and filled it with lots of interesting stuff.  Very cool!



Angie at Knick of Time recycled these old jello tin moulds into candle holders. Very ingenious!



Pamela at Flower Patch Farmhouse did a fantastic tutorial on How to get a rustic finish on new wood. I'm pinning this one!



Darrielle at DD's Cottage and Design made over this stunning buffet. That girl has serious talent!



Bre at Brepurposed made this cute PVC Pipe Table. I love this idea!



And Chateau Chic gave her Half Bath a Facelift. It is so pretty. 


Thank you all for linking up. Picking features sure is hard with all the great talent! 

If you were featured this week, please grab a button!

 

Now let's party!


If you are new here at the party, let’s stay in contact. We’d be thrilled if you’d connect with the party hosts!

Now it is your turn to show us what you’ve been up to this week. Remember, this is a party for all things shabbilicious, vintage, cottage, farmhouse - in a nutshell, "perfectly imperfect."

Spread the word so others can join us, too. And be sure to share the love and visit some of the other gorgeous projects.








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Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

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Hello friends! We're so glad to have you back this week for another installment of Shabbilicious Friday!


This week's features were chosen by:



Be sure to stop by and say hello!
Thank you to all who participated in our first team effort around the Shabbilicious link party! I must compliment all of you. The projects here are so well-crafted, and amazingly high-end design. I was so impressed, and honored to become part of this magic behind this wonderful group. Impressed enough that I chose EIGHT features this week!

A little more about Snazzy Little Things...why the name?
As a little girl, my family ran an antique business, and I was the kid serving vendors at the coffee window. Leading up to the shows, I would watch my grandfather refinish furniture in his garage, and would benefit from watching his craftmanship (and perfectionism) unfold as he would restore old steamer trunks, tools, and furniture from all walks of life. He coined the phrase, 'snazzy little thing' to describe any antique once he brought back to it's original glory. I now have followed in his footsteps and enjoy furniture refinishing, crafts, and all things that are "perfectly imperfect". I am a mom of two amazing kids (and a stepmom to two more), mom to our Sheltie rescue dog, Buddy, and last July I married DIY soulmate, Mark. To read more about us, feel free to visit us, and stop by to say hello! 

Here are this week's beautiful features:


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A beautifully stenciled table with lace - from Confessions of a Serial DIYer

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Transforming an old attic vent - by D.D.'s Cottage and Design

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Using architectural elements in home decor - by Chateau Chic

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Handmade Arrows - by Shabby Chic and I

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Pretty display for Valentine's Day - by What Meegan Makes

Shabbilicious Features | by SnazzyLittleThings.com A pretty crochet heart pattern - by The Little Treasures

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An update to bookcases using mirrors - by Old Things New Blog

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Beautiful summer herb photography - by Prairie Charm

Thank you to everyone who linked up the week! If you were featured, don't forget to grab a button for your blog here.

 

{Meet the founder, Kerryanne, and all of the talented co-hosts}




If you are new here at the party, let’s stay in contact. We’d be thrilled if you’d connect with the party hosts!

Now it is your turn to show us what you’ve been up to this week. Remember, this is a party for all things shabbilicious, vintage, cottage, farmhouse - in a nutshell, "perfectly imperfect."
Spread the word so others can join us, too. And be sure to share the love and visit some of the other gorgeous projects.






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