The Best DIY Link Party and Fab Features, #148


Did this week really happen?  Monday was my birthday!  My friends and family were oh so good to me. But I think the week has flown by since then.  Maybe a side effect of turning 45?  I have been moving at a blurring pace.  I have Paris Flea Market this weekend, and just coming off of two weeks of a school break = working non stop!

I  have tons to share soon, including my new weekly DIY collaboration that starts tomorrow, so be sure to come back! I would love for you to keep up with my upcycling, dumpster diving, furniture refurbishing antics! Follow me on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM. I am sharing more and more that you won’t want to miss.

Enough about moi, let’s check out what you shared!

This table from Shabby Love is adorable with the HUGE star on it. What a lovely new twist on an old standard side table.
Star table

I know from years of doing custom painting jobs that kitchens and bath painting can be SO MUCH WORK!!! Laura from the Turquoise Home has the perfect tutorial sharing exactly HOW TO paint your cabinets, the check list of supplies, every step. And you don’t have to own any fancy tools, sprayer, etc to get a custom perfect look.

I love a good Coffee Table makeover. They can be hard to do something original! Firefinish actually took this Coffee Table that had tile topping the inside, and she hammered it out!! And instead of just inserting any old piece of wood, she filled it with pallet wood cast off pieces.  I love the rustic look.  Totally makes this Coffee Table look like a custom piece.

And to end with, my friend in real life and a fellow “Flea” at Paris Flea Market, Betsy From My Salvaged Treasures. (Betsy is over the top talented with bits and pieces of junk, you MUST check out her blog to see what I mean).  This was a sewing table, but all that she could salvage were these few parts.  Betsy turned it into an adorable bookshelf!


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  1. Suzan

    What great features Karen – and that first photo, is that all your stuff? Talk about treasures !!!
    Happy belated happy 45 !
    Thanks so much for the party – happy weekend!

    • GTC

      Thank you so much Suzan!! Yes, that is all my stuff! We are open once a month for four days, so we pack it in!!

  2. Uwe

    Hi Karen
    its a great Party.
    Thank you.

    Greetings from Germany

  3. Betsy

    Happy happy belated birthday to you Karen. Sounds like you’ve been a busy bee with more fun things in the works. Thank you so much for featuring my repurposed sewing machine cabinet. See ya at the Paris Flea Market.

  4. Shelly Andrade

    Just spotted a couple cool things I want to try, heading back up to check them out!! Hope you’re doing well!! We’re in Fort Myers w/ mom for a couple weeks of R&R ~ wahoo!

    • GTC

      So glad you got away!! Have a fun vacay Shelly!!

  5. Melissa

    Thank you so much for hosting and for featuring my star table!!!! Happy belated birthday!! 🙂

  6. Zuni

    Thanks for hosting! ~Zuni

  7. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Happy party day Karen!

  8. Barbara Trent

    Always such great ideas, love what you do and even if I don’t get around to it, this helps me dream.

    • GTC

      Thanks Barbara! I do a lot of dreaming too!!

  9. Tammy

    Thank yo for hosting

  10. Mary Anne Looby

    Hi, can you share the color and type of paint you used on the bathroom cabinet? I want to paint my powderroom vanity and it looks just like this. the color you used would be perfect, please share!

    • GTC

      Mary Anne, can you go to the original post? I am sure she would love to tell you!

  11. Rayana Botelho

    Thank you so much for the feature.
    Happy belated birthday 🙂

    Have a great weekend

  12. Kim @ Too Much Time

    Happy Birthday!
    So glad I found some time to come link up this week-I love that start table! Saw you on Hometalk FB page today-nice work:)
    Take care and have a great weekend!

    • GTC

      Hi Kim! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!! Hey, I emailed you about the party thing way back when, I am still interested if you are!

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