Link Party

A Summer Table + Outdoor Ideas Party!

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Greetings everyone, welcome to the link par-tay celebrating the great outdoors!

cg kates summer table

May means the kids will soon be out of school and the days are getting longer.  The sun sets later, the weather is warmer, and that means we will be dining outdoors most evenings, so why not spruce up our mini outdoor dining space?  Yes indeedy, that’s what I did!

Just last week I popped into Anthropologie in NYC and spied the Tahitian Vine tablecloth with a fabulous ruffle detail, but it was $98 dollars, ouchy.  I was so inspired I decided I neeeeeeeded to create my own version of a bold and bright floral tablecloth with ruffled trim, but with an outdoor fabric that would resist fading.  I picked this vibrant pattern in a playful floral, than I stitched up a quick tablecloth, and added a flirty striped pleat along the bottom.

 

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Paint Projects Link Party

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Hey there!  Hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend!  We had a very relaxing time visiting with my sister and her family in Sacramento, dining on classic Easter dishes like citrus glazed ham, roasted asparagus, and my lemon pudding cake.  There’s nothing quite as nice as sitting around a dining table with my siblings catching up on the present, and laughing about the funny moments we’ve shared in the past.

Today is time for the ‘All Things Paint’ link party I mentioned last week.  Speaking of paint, this is my latest furniture makeover: a thrift store dresser I scored a week ago, then primed and painted for my very good friend Kari’s baby girl nursery.  It was such a great find!  Classic lines, solid wood, it just needed some repairs and a little TLC.

This dresser is going to do double duty as both a changing table and storage solution for diapers and clothing.  How elegant is this new look with the glass knobs and pulls?   I’m loving the two shades of gray green on this freshly painted dresser, ooh la la.  gray green dresser before and after

I’ll share the play by play in the next post, including all the deets on how I patched the damaged top and filled the old holes to allow for the new hardware, plus a few of my tricks for priming and painting a classic wood piece like this.

But today is all about you, what paint projects have you completed lately?  Join the party and link up your latest !  Links close at 10 p.m. PST on Thursday, April 28th.

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