6.24.2015

Share Your Style #19



Hi everyone and welcome back to another Share Your Style link up party! This week your party hostess is me, Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane, and I am absolutely thrilled to be here hosting. Remember there are 7 other blogs also hosting this party so when you link up with one host you will be linking with all 8 of us from the Share Your Style team!!


Myself and our little family are spending a few lovely days relaxing at the beach enjoying the surf and sun, so there was plenty of time for me to sit and peruse through all of your fabulous links from last week's SYS party.

This week I am coming to you


Well summer is off and running and so is the incredible amount of inspiration from all who linked up to SYS #18. There was an amazing number of creative DIY projects, room makeovers, recipes, fun ideas and much more from last week's party, that I really had a tough time narrowing down just what to highlight. So without further ado, here are a few links I hope you will enjoy checking out!


From Beyond the Portico Sheila shared some tips on how she created this darling throw pillow for her screened in porch.


The Curator's Collection revived two gorgeous 1920's chairs with MMS Milk paint and a grain sack striped upholstered seat cover for a romantic shabby look.


 Another chair makeover came from A Stroll Thru Life. Marty was brave enough to remove the rush seats from two of her beautiful 1972 dining room chairs and replaced them with stunning new seat cushions. She gives a wonderful step by step tutorial on just how to achieve this look.


Michele from The Joyful Home shared her sister's stylish formal living room of which she helped to decorate with some of these beautiful elements.



 Back Porch Musings enjoyed a delicious scoop of French vanilla ice cream with a fresh strawberry and some milk chocolate pretzel bark, all in a pretty yard sale glass. Now how simple yet elegant does that look?


And finally Julie from A Little Farmstead shared the most adorable old fashion baseball themed birthday party for her 6 year old son.




Complete with hot dogs, Coca-Cola, the cutest party favors you ever saw, a rousing game of baseball and even a Babe Ruth cardboard cut-out to help welcome guests to the party.


If your link was featured this week please make sure to take our "Featured My Style" button to proudly display on your blog.


Now on with this week's party. Please remember to have a link back to one of our 8 hosts and to be a bit of a social butterfly by visiting some of the other party goers!

XO



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6.19.2015

Stencils ~ From Boring to Beautiful ~ Give-Away

When we moved to our present home, many of the rooms had been wall papered.  Most of them in dark colors, large florals and the Williamsburg style.  I like wall paper, but after the days and days of stripping not properly put up wall paper, I swore I would never have wall paper in my home again.  I have been a stencil-er since day one.  It's easy to do, easy on the pocketbook, and when you tire of it....a few hours with a  paint brush and it's gone.  You can do just a little linear stencil around a doorway, or do a whole mural on a wall or ceiling, changing a room from boring to beautiful.

Recently I was asked to choose a stencil from the Royal Design Studio Stencils for a review.  I was delighted and  had a project waiting for a re-do, just perfect for a stencil.  I found this sweet vintage cottage chair at a yard sale and loved the style but poor thing was painted in a dark brown.  After cleaning and giving it a light sand paper rub down, I gave it a fresh coat of cottage white chalk paint.   Going thru the extensive collection of stencils at Royal is so much fun.  They have an amazing collection of stencils from the smallest to the sublime, something for just a sweet accent to an entire wall or ceiling.  For this project I chose their French Love Letter furniture stencil.....a single overlay and used a craft chalk paint called Glacier.  Their stencils are a nice heavy laser cut which will last a very long time.   


I will give you just a little run-down process of how I stencil.  For small projects I prefer to use a sponge, specifically, a make-up sponge for its density.  Large projects I use a stencil brush.  Put just a small quarter size amount of your chosen stencil color paint on a paper plate.  Dip just the edge of your sponge or  brush bristles in the paint.  Remove excess paint on paper towels.  You want your stenciling tool to be look almost dry.  Basically stenciling is really a dry brush technique.  I prefer to stipple my strokes, while others like a swirling motion technique.  For very small detailed areas, a swirling motion (round and round) works best.  And it is far better to stencil a few layers of paint gradually than one thick application.  Your design should have crisp defined edges and not bleed under the stencil.  After stenciling, I sanded with a fine grit for a more rustic look to match the shabby chair.  To my delight, I unsanded a layer of red paint that had been under the brown paint.  And  voila!.....here is the finished project.

I am thrilled to announce that Royal is going to give one of my readers a stencil of their choice, which also includes free shipping within the contiguous United States.  Just click on over to the Royal Design Studio Stencils, browse among the amazing array of stencils, and come back to my blog to comment which design you would like.  You may select any stencil , wall decal, or stencil products under $50.00.   You will also receive one bonus point  entry for each of the following:    "Liking" the Royal Design Studio face book page, following #Royal Design Studio on Instagram and following the company's Pinterest page.  JUST BE SURE  to tell me all you did for your extra points in your comment.  Give-Away ends Friday June 26th

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon.  xoxo

Disclosure:  I was given a stencil to review but my project, words and opinions, mistakes and lucky breaks are strictly my own.
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6.17.2015

Share Your Style Party ~ The Vintage Nest

Seems like I was just wishing for Spring and now, here it is, getting close to July. Time flies when you're having fun and I sure have fun looking at all the inspiration from The Share Your Style parties. Thank you for joining us every week.  Your host for this week is Debra of Common Ground.  This week I am sharing a little section of my booth as part of "my style".   Love this old cast metal carousel horse.  Remember these used to be in front of the dime stores back in the day, when I was a kid.  :)  Enjoy today's party.



Hi Everyone, 
Welcome to Share Your Style!

Thanks for coming over to party with us this week, and sharing all your great ideas, diy's, vignettes, recipes, inspiration, summer home tours, and decor; just about anything that is style related. 

and I'm your host for this week's party!



When you link up here
you're seen on 8 great blogs.





In case you missed what I was up to this last week, I found one of my favorite "little girls" and placed her in the Dining Room, and then decided a small white table would be fun to keep a seasonal vignette on in the kitchen. Yay, one more place to decorate!




Features From Last Week:

You all had some great links last week,
 here are a few that I wanted to share with you.


Ellen from Scribbler Unfocused gave us a sneak peek 
into her fabulous Living Room transformation,
 She's an expert in bringing  "color" together!



You'll love this fun little cupboard re-do
from Vicki at 2 Bees In A Pod

Check out Doreen's wonderful Summer Home Tour
at Hymns and Verses.




Lynda at Gates of Crystal




Browse the "Summer Notebook" from Michael Lee at Rattlebridge Farm.
She has beautiful inspiration for Summer tables and several wonderful recipes.


and...
Perfect for a lazy weekend,
Tara from Lehman Lane


We're so glad you're here,
thanks for joining in!
please have a link within your post to be featured.

Let's get on with some Summer Party Time!!





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