Link Party #119, Les Features, and A WINNER!


Thank you SO MUCH to everyone for the well wishes while I was down for the count this week with stomach flu.  There is nothing like being THAT sick, where you cannot even get out of bed to make you so grateful for good health when you have it!  I am feeling better, not 100%, but getting there!
In the meantime, are you all wanting to know who won the amazing ChalkPro Products $125 brush giveaway???????
Selena Willis Flynn come on down!!!! 
Lucky Selena!  If you didn’t win, you really should try the ChalkPro brushes anyhow.  They are the absolute best brushes I have used and I can’t wait to buy some more.  Just click on their advertisement in my sidebar!
I had my mom and step father visiting with me last week, then I got sick, so I haven’t finished too many BIG projects, but I am so inspired by what you shared with me.  Here are some of my favorites:
I love unique table bases, and it has never occurred to me use an old sewing machine base!  I love what Virginia from Artsy VaVa did with this project.  She used the cool sewing table base, put a new piece of wood on the top, then used an old map (or made it look really old, which she shares in her post) to decorate the top.  This is definitely a project I want to try out.
map table1Q
Swoon alert!!  This Desk from Claudia at Redone to be Reloved is a stunner.  She found the desk on a Facebook furniture sales sight and swooped in fast.  Claudia used a combination of ASCP Aubusson Blue and CeCe Caldwell’s Emerald Green.  She finished the details with a Martha Stewart metallic and CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Wax.  Check out the new sanding system Claudia is using too, I am so intrigued!
Peacock Blue Desk
I have a thing for little tables and chair sets, and especially when they are so cute like this little table and red chairs from Cassie at Primitive and Proper.  Cassie has several new projects every week, and they are always inspiring.  If anyone can paint, that girl can! (get it, “Paint”, “Can”……..)
Table and chairs
These are two of the loveliest little twins I have seen, (and I have twins, but I wouldn’t describe them as lovely on certain days…..).  From The Painted Drawer, she transformed these solid, but dated  cabinets into an updated, current look.
painted cabinets
This is one of the most unique looking cabinets from Create Inspire.  A TON of work and love went into this project, peeling off the cracked veneer on the top, cleaning up the wood, getting the sheet music just right, special hardware ordered in from England.  But wow!  The results are gorgeous.   What a fun project.  (I love the photo bomb of the little boy who snuck in the “after” picture too).
And finally, this Bombay chest is a perfect example of how gorgeous layering CeCe Caldwell’s paints can be. There is a fantastic  tutorial to go with this piece too from my friends Rhea and Hugh and Saltaire Restoration.  You must go read the whole post to see how this is done.
Bombay Chest Collage

Now it’s your turn to share your Redouxs! BE NICE and play along: #1 Please take a button and place on your post to link back to my party. You can copy and place with a hotlink back here or you can go to my Buttons page to get the code. Merci!

#2 If you were featured, please feel free to take “I was a Celebre Button and display on your blog”
#3 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.



  1. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

    So glad to see you’re getting back in your groove! Thank you for hosting the party. :o)
    Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

  2. Claudia Twiss

    Holy cow, Karen, thank you SO MUCH for featuring my desk!!! My very first feature and I am over the moon thrilled!!! I’ll be adding your button to my page quite proudly when I get home on my regular computer today!

  3. Lisa

    Thanks so much for the feature Karen! They are all so lovely! I always leave your site feeling inspired!

  4. Hetty

    I am trying to cheer you up – I am joining the party this week!! Thanks for hosting Karen!

  5. Virginia

    Thank you so much for featuring my map table! And, for hosting the party. Have a great weekend.

  6. cassie

    so glad you are on the way to feeling better- i HATE being sick like that! thank you so much for the feature- am surprised you have any at all with the way this week was for you!

  7. shelly andrade

    I just have to say… you have really good taste!!! Featuring some of my all time favorites!!!

  8. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    What beautiful features!

  9. Molly

    Thanks for hosting! This is one of my favorite parties all week, I always love the furniture I can find 🙂 Great features this week, pinning for sure

  10. Carol

    Thanks for hosting.

    That white table with the red chairs is wonderful.

  11. Allie

    Thanks so much for the link party!

  12. Jules@Happy House and Home

    Glad you’re feeling a little better… BOO for the FLU! 🙁

    I hope you feel well enough to enjoy the holiday. Thank you so much for your party. LOTS to browse! Jules

  13. Suzanne

    Hi Karen – thanks so much for the feature! Off to get a featured button!
    Cheers, Suzanne

  14. FABBY

    Nice features Karen. Thank you for the cool party!
    Big hugs,

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