Link Party #120, and Les Features


Happy almost weekend.  It was SO nice to have a week of just working and not feeling like a weakling.  Last week I could barely move, let alone think about getting any work completed.  This week, Emma and I have been double timing it to be ready for this weekends Paris Flea Market sale.

Happily, I need a break and I love nothing more than to be inspired by all of YOU!

Of all the furniture pieces I come across, I love the  buffet more than anything.  And I LOVE this buffet from Repurposed Gems.  The Graphic looks perfect, but it took her three times to get it that way. I love that she did not give up!!  When you have something in your head, just keep going until you have created it.  So rewarding when it comes together.

We have all come across these old stereo cabinets.  They are a close relative of the sewing table and cabinet family.  Kind of cool, but never quite sure what to do with them.  The clever gal at Bad Rabbit Vintage made hers into a lovely little storage cabinet, and I love the vintage wall paper she added for shelf lining.

I definitely “Hope” to accomplish a project as cool as this one from Elisha at Pneumatic Addict.  Her grandfather had made Hope Chests for his children and grandchildren.  Elisha’s was made in High School, and she originally had it painted black.  Now a grown up with different tastes…..she gave this Hope Chest all new hope.  She even added the brass corners!  Fantastic tutorial included on how to get this look yourself, graphic and all.

I am always on the hunt for new uses for old drawers.  I love what the Craft Dictator did with hers.  Made it into a tray!  I love the added map decoupage too.  Very clever!

It is a pretty rare treat when I get a project linked up that I was originally part of!  When my friend Shelly from Shizzle Design was visiting last May, we scored a bunch of junk at Urban Ore Salvage in Berkely, CA.  Shelly loaded up her suitcase with these old  trowels.  She recently took home a large haul of barn wood from a barn that was torn down.  I love what she made, the coolest junque hooks ever!

This project not only got my eye, but I was so taken with the tutorial, I ordered the same tool Artsy VaVa used called a Framing Gun.  It shoots those little pointer things into the back of frames to hold the glass and whatever else in place.  I just got mine, and I can’t wait to take it for a test drive.  Anywho…….This is such a simple, but fabulous result project.

And finally, to get us ready for Fall, how about a PumpkinProject!  From Upcycled Treasures, she has a fabulous tutorial on how to make one or a bunch yourself.  I just happened to come across a ton of books that were actually in a Dumpster.  Hard cover books! I can’t wait to try my hand at these.  So cute!  

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

    Loooove the trowel hooks! That buffet is just gorgeous too! Great features, Karen. :o)

  2. Amanda

    Thank you so much for hosting!

  3. denise... on a whim

    Your features are always great but these are all so fabulous! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  4. cindy the cottage chick

    FInally able to link up….the last 2 weeks have been maddeningly busy! Off to catch up on your posts 🙂

  5. Virginia

    Thank you so much for featuring my memo board! I hope you enjoy your framing gun as much as I have enjoyed mine. It is a very handy tool!

  6. Jen

    Thanks for featuring my buffet, Karen! I’m so honoured. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    • shizzledesign

      Jen, your buffet ROCKS!!! It’s the neatest thing I’ve ever seen!! Very, very cool!

  7. Natalya

    Hi KAREN,


    • Jen Then go under French Typography.

  8. Still Woods Farmhouse

    Hi Karen,
    I found your blog while I was visiting another. Although I do not have a “redoux” for today, I did add a great chocolate cake to your party. I am looking forward to visiting more of your blog and the other party participants. I am also following your blog by email…I have a lot of catching up to do! If you are in the mood for a yummy chocolate cake, please stop by and visit me.
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  9. shizzledesign

    Thanks for sharing my Vintage Cement Trowel Hooks along with those other cool projects. Oh my gosh Karen ~ I am so blown away with the makeover on that buffet! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! I can truly appreciate how much work it took to get that done because I struggle like crazy just making simple sign. Kids are finally back to school ~ wahoo!

  10. Lori@Thee Velvet Glove

    Love the features. That buffet is gorgeous. Just wanted to say Hi and I’ve missed your last few parties because I’ve been moving and unpacking. Not an easy task for a furniture hoarder. LOL 🙂

  11. Elisha @ Pneumatic Addict Furniture

    Thanks so much for the feature! You do such a good job of flattering us. The trowel hooks are about the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!

  12. Kim @ Too Much Time

    Dang, now I am going to have to go buy a framing gun too-it sounds terribly fabulous! I am so happy I made it over to link up this week and that buffet you featured is so crazy amazing! Have a great weekend, girl!

  13. Jeannie and Linda

    Hi Karen, happy you are feeling better. The only thing I redid last week was me, I took a long needed vacation to Emerald Isle, sounds like you need one! Thank you so much for hosting, love your features, and so much inspiration, can’t wait to look at them. Have a great weekend.

  14. Tanya

    Thanks for another great party Karen! Have a wonderful weekend- xo

  15. Kelly

    Thank you for hosting! Absolutely loving the trowel hooks.

    Heading over to her blog to make a comment!

  16. Allie

    Thanks for the link party!



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