May Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest: We Have A Winner!

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Happy Friday morning! This is my FAVORITE Friday in a long time - because today, we're announcing the winner of the first ever Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest!


We had such a great start to our contest series! All of the entries were really phenomenal! Here are some of my favorite picks: 


I really love this upcycled hall tree that Tammy created from an old coffee table and a barn door she built herself! The style is so perfectly farmhouse, right down to her hardware choices. She did a quite a lot of work to put this piece together, and it is simply stunning!


Tracy from At Home with Sweet T crafted a very clever side table for her mother-in-law from an old stool and a clock. I especially love the paint treatement she gave the stool - check it out on her blog and learn how you can re-create it!


And speaking of side tables, I absolutely adore everything about this tiered side table from Angie at Postcards From the Ridge. She created a gorgeous custom paint color and distressed the table just enough to enhance its curves and details. Plus, her styling is just impeccable. It's a really, really lovely piece!

Ladies, please grab a button for your blogs! Congratulations!



And the winner of the May Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest, and recipient of an awesome prize package from CeCe Caldwell's Paints, is:




Jess at Domicile 37 and her amazing Campaign desk! I love everything about this piece, and I see why our judges did too! Not only do I love Campaign-style pieces, but the color Jess chose is perfection and complements the desk beautifully. Plus, I absolutely ADORE her styling choices - bold and modern, with a few traditional touches.

Amazing job, Jess! Help yourself to a button - you've earned your bragging rights! Congratulations! :)





All of our hosts and guest judges have chosen their very own favorite picks, so stop by and see who they loved, too!

Evey's Creations | Thirty Eighth Street | Dandelion Patina | Fern Avenue | Ciburbanity

And last but not least, I want to say a very special THANK YOU to our guest judges (check out their favorites on their sites, too!):

Karen of Redoux Interiors



and Lauren & CeCe of CeCe Caldwell's Paints



Don't forget to stop by on Monday - we'll be kicking off the June edition of the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest! :)

If you're a furniture flippin' blogger and you'd like to participate in future contests, contact me at info@anastasiavintage.com or Evey at info@eveyscreations.com.







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Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

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Welcome to Shabbilicious Friday!


Hello! I'm so happy to be your host this week! In case we haven't met, I'm Stacy and I blog at Anastasia Vintage, where my husband & I share furniture makeovers, crafts, and free printables - all reflecting our love for making old things new again!



We've been up to some pretty exciting new ventures this month, including launching our monthly Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest with some of my dearest blogging friends! You can learn more here.


Our May contest has been all about Mom-inspired makeovers - you can find mine here.


Plus, I've been sharing some of my best tips and tricks for Working With Wood. Our most recent topic: working with veneer.


If you'd like to see more of our tips & projects, I'd love to connect with you!

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Please say hello to your fabulous co-hosts! 

(Be sure to visit & see what they've been up to this week, too!)






Now, on to this week's features!

I absolutely love a good upcycled bed-turned-bench project. Paige at A Junkchick Life used an awesome Jenny Lind style bed to create hers - don't you love the colour?


Speaking of beds, this repurposed vintage crib mattress by Little Vintage Cottage makes such a great addition to her gallery wall! So clever!


Draven at Draven Made did a stunning job of this dresser makeover. I'm SO glad I've discovered her blog - she has so many lovely projects!


Another incredible dresser project from last week is this mid-century modern makeover by Timisha at Toolbox Divas. When you see the "before" pic, you'll hardly believe it's the same piece!


Junk Chick Cottage shared her front yard garden, perfectly styled for summer. The vintage bike is my favorite part for sure - what's yours?


And last but certainly not least, Pam at The Birch Cottage shared a perfect little tray she crafted from old fencing. It is just genius!



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



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Now Let's Party!


Each week, the features and some of our favorites will be shared 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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Two-Tone Bentwood Rocking Chair Makeover #fabflippincontest

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Disclosure: This post contains sponsored links from CeCe Caldwell's Paints. All opinions I share about these products are 100% honest and entirely my own. Please see our full disclosure policy here.

A couple of weeks ago, I shared all about the awesome, brand new Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest. It's been so much fun seeing all of the "Inspired by Mom" projects rolling in from some of our favorite bloggers, and I'm excited to share mine with you today.

vintage bentwood rocking chair painted upholstered cece caldwell's paints

Before I do, though, let me tell you a bit about the lady behind my inspiration. Meet my mom.


To say that I love and miss my mom would be a huge understatement. The older I get, the more I realize how important my relationship with her is in my life. As Eric and I hope to become parents at some point in the future, I find myself often thinking about what an awesome mother my mom is.


One thing I remember very well from my childhood is that my mom always had a rocking chair in her bedroom. I don't recall exactly when she got it, but I remember many, many days sitting in that chair while talking with her. I remember when my sister was born and my mom would feed her in that chair. I remember rocking waaaaaaay too far back in that chair and thinking I would smack my head on the floor. Sigh...so many memories :)

So, when it came time for me to choose my "Inspired by Mom" piece, my mind immediately went to a bentwood rocker I bought last summer.

vintage bentwood rocking chair before mother's day

Choosing a piece to makeover was easy; deciding on a color was a less clear choice. You see, my mom and I are alike in many ways - we both really like to cook (she taught me everything I know), we both tend towards being cautious (no skydiving for us, thank you very much!), and we both really love spending time with children (because how could you not? Heehee). 

But, like most mothers and daughters, we also have our differences - namely, when it comes to our favorite colors. My mom has always loved yellow; unfortunately, yellow is not a color that ranks very high on my personal list of favorite hues.

So while trying to decide exactly what I would end up doing with the chair, I did what any good DIYer would do and started taking it apart ;)

vintage bentwood rocking chair removing seat back

I eventually decided to keep the paint colors for the frame of the chair pretty neutral, and went a two-toned look using CeCe Caldwell's Chalk+Clay Paints in Vintage White  and Seattle Mist, both of which I custom mixed with a touch of Young Kansas Wheat.

bentwood rocking chair cece caldwell painting Seattle Mist Vintage White

I'm so glad there is so much flexibility with CeCe Caldwell's Paints. It made it so easy to mix colors that matched perfectly with the fabric I chose! It couldn't have been a more perfect blend of my mom and me, with golden yellow flowers featured front and center, and touches of turquoise and coral on a grey-beige background - a little eye candy for me :)

bentwood rocking chair cutting floral fabric

Once the seat and back were upholstered and all the pieces sealed with CeCe's Clear Wax, I put the chair back together.

bentwood rocking chair re-assembling

Here's my piece, inspired by my beautiful mom:

bentwood rocking chair baby vintage nursery child's bedroom

bentwood rocking chair CeCe Caldwell's Seattle Mist Young Kansas Wheat Vintage White

bentwood rocking chair vintage floral fabric upholstery
  
painted bentwood rocking chair Vintage White

It is by far one of my favorite pieces we've ever done.

Love you Ma!



Visit here to see all of the other "Inspired by Mom" creations and to learn more about The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest!




vintage bentwood rocking chair makeover CeCe Caldwell



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Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

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Welcome to Shabbilicious Friday!


Please welcome your hosts!


Jeanette

Julie
Stacy




And now for some of Robin's favorites from last week. Thank you so much for inspiring us week after week with your creativity!

Kimberly with The Fancy Shack gave us a peek at her new Living Room Furniture! Every element in this space inspires me...

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Shanja at Shabby Chic and I created a charming sitting area in her garden...

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Just in time for summer, look at this nautical tray from Seaside Avenue. I love absolutely love it!

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I just planted a whole bunch of herbs but LouAnn from Lovely Things has the most creative Kitchen Herb Garden I've ever seen!

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And lastly, I'm going to make these yummy Gluten Free Caramel Fingers from Maisy at Becoming Alice!

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


Shabbilicious Friday featured blog




Now Let's Party!


Each week, the features and some of our favorites will be shared 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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