Link Party #73 and Mes Préférés!


Happy Thursday!  Not having the internet for a few days was actually a much needed break from technology.  Although I missed all of you, I did force myself to be a bit more productive.  Down side, I have tons of email to sort through, and many blogs to catch up on!

I had so much fun going through all the fabulous link ups.  Talent, talent and more talent!

Are you old enough to remember using the Card Catalogs at the Library?  I sure am, and I am having card catalog envy!  This is a beautiful upcycle of a card catalog from Our Prairie Home.

Do you love a good Anthro knock off?  I LOVE a good Anthro knock off. Especially when it costs less than $2.00 v. the $98 Anthro price!  Kim at Too Much Time on My Hands shows us how to make Zinc letters with spray paint and dark wax.  Perfect!

Who doesn’t love a good old Stereo or TV cabinet Redoux.  And for only $10 bucks to start with, what a deal!  I am keeping my eyes open for one of these now.  City Farmhouse transformed this old thing to very cool console, complete with storage for firewood and upholstered back panels.  My idea of a true “Redoux”!



I have a weakness for any kind of sewing table, sewing stool, sewing anything makeover.  They are often found for practically nothing at thrift stores.  This adorable little sewing table (chest) from Betsy Speert is the cutest printer stand I have ever seen.  Check out those fun details!  I would love to have that in my office.  Betsy, do you have another one?

This next project is from My Indulgences.  The little hamper/basket she started with was a piece of junk for sure.  But after a few trial and errors, and lots of patience, this clever girl transformed this ugly thing into this work of art.  I am telling you, Ballard Designs will be selling the knockoff soon.  Gorgeous!

This is the before:

And this is the after!

Have you come across some old wood, or natural wood topped piece?  Copy Cat Alley shared a super easy way to clean up old wood, then refinished the top.   I never thought to try this Oxiclean method!  What a gorgeous piece of furniture it is now.

Before awesome cleaning method:

After cleaning and beautiful stain.  A new table is born!

Thank you to everyone who linked up! I am sorry if I didn’t leave a comment, I really try to get to each link, and I am LOVE that you keep sharing your talent with me each week.

Now for “Le Rules”

#1 Please be considerate and take a “Fridays at Redoux” button from my BUTTONS page to display on your post that you are linking up here. If you are just joining for the first time, you can go back and add edit an already published post and add link buttons. Merci!

If you were featured this week, feel free to grab my “Celebre” Button from this page!

After you have linked up, please go visit my fantastic Friday Link Party friends. They all have wonderful projects linked up that you may not see here, so be sure to hop on over.

Stuff and Nonsense


  1. Vanessa

    Beautiful features!! Thanks so much for hosting us and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  2. Suzan

    Gorgeous features ( so happy your computer problems are resolved )
    Merci pour une partie fantastique!!!
    Have a great wknd!

  3. cassie

    i am in love with that piece from city farmhouse!

  4. Shannon Fox

    Wonderful seeing Laura’s card catalog featured. It’s a true treasure!! As is she 🙂

    Nice having you back! HUGS friend ~ Shannon

  5. Betsy Speert

    I found another little sewing stand today with rounded ends. I am going to paint it up and it will be for sale at Maison Decor!!!!!
    So glad you liked my efforts.

  6. Jen O'Brien

    Thank you!!! I am so thrilled to be featured:)! I am lovin that chest! Have an awesome weekend, Jen

  7. Penny

    Just linked up and wanted to thank you for hosting another great party! Hugs, Penny

  8. Lora

    Thank you so much for the feature…. it is greatly appreciated!!! Just goes to show what a little bit of “stuff” and a whole lotta’ patience can do! I’ve had so much fun looking around your wonderful site and seeing all of the beautiful inspiration out there. Makes me want to hurry on to the next project!


  9. Tuula

    Thanks so much for hosting! I love that piece from My Indulgences. Simply gorgeous!

  10. Laura @ Our Prairie Home

    Thanks so much for the feature, Karen! Such an awesomely talented crowd to be included with. MWAH! 😀

  11. Megan

    Thanks so much for hosting. 🙂 Beautiful features.! Megan

  12. Stuff and Nonsense

    so many
    fabulous features
    you posted

    all i redid this week
    was instant pudding!

    thanks for hosting!


  13. Kathy Moody

    Thank you so much for hosting another great party!! Happy Friday! :0

  14. Michelle

    Thanks so much for the feature! I love seeing what everyone else is doing, too!

  15. Meegan

    I just love City Farmhouse’s makeover! It looks incredible!!
    Thanks for hosting cute girl!!
    I hope you will visit my new blog
    Thanks again and have a great weeekend!

  16. Shari @ Turnstyle Vogue

    Oooohhh, great pics this week. I’m all linked up as well. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Shelly Andrade

    Hey Karen, fyi – the link for My Indulgences isn’t working. Thanx for the party!! Cool beans jelly bean ~

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