8.26.2015

SHARE YOUR STYLE PARTY ~Whitewashing Furniture

My name is Lynn and I am the author of the blog, The Vintage Nest, and today I am your host for the

 Share Your Style party


 Welcome! ~~~~~  Share your link on one blog and it will also be on seven others....great exposure for your blog and inspiration.   We love that you are here and delight in all that you SHARE with us.   We hope that you will visit other blogger post.  You may find a new recipe that you just have to try, a new bloggy friend,  a project to do this week, or inspiration for an Autumn vignette.  And please add a link back to the party on your post.  :)




This week on a blog post I explained a little bit about pickling, white washing or liming furniture.  I took you thru the process that I use on a vintage pine cabinet.  I hope you will check out the post here.


As always, it's terribly hard to pick out just a few features for you.  I spent hours looking at all the beautiful posts.  Here are a few that really caught my eye.  Enjoy and if you were featured please grab the button below to post on your blog.  :)

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On the blog Bringing French Country Home, Pat shares some late summer blooms  in her garden.   My garden is waning right now, especially with no rain lately, and I enjoyed her post and beautiful photos so much.  Thank you Pat.



Is this the cutest vignette ever??  Michelle of Dandelion Patina, shared how she made a lounger out of hay bales.  How charming for your front porch for Fall, right up on to Thanksgiving.  Thank you Michelle for this charming inspiration.



Sarah gave us the basics of canning.  With summer's bounty coming in in full swing right now, I loved that she shared her knowledge with us.  It's so healthy for you!  Not to mention so pretty sitting on the shelves in your kitchen.  You can find her post on her blog  Must Have Mom.





LZ of Summery Umbrella, shows us how to make the cutest branch ladder.  Perfect for an Autumn  vignette on your front porch or yard, on a screen porch holding some throws for those chilly nights or just as she shows,  which family photos.  It's so cute LZ.







And Briana of the Bargain Briana blog, shared with us how to make this adorable crayon wreath.  Now, wouldn't your kids think you are the best Mom on the block with this on the front door for the first week of school or on a school teacher's class room door?  Thank you Briana for this delightful project.


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8.23.2015

DIY White Washing or Pickling Furniture

Quite often, as my wonderful readers have seen glimpses of my home in a blog post, they see that my fireplace and paneling are whitewashed or pickled and ask how I achieved the look.

 Today I would like to share a little tutorial on my particular process.  
This past winter I bought a wonderful vintage pine cabinet or cupboard at a church sale and am just getting around to re-finishing it.  I am not a fan of the orangey look of pine but do love the washed down effect on the pine with a white wash.  To be honest, I first tried some of the waxes that are on the market today.   I tried a liming wax which is supposed to add a white grained finish to wood, but I was not happy with the result.  I felt like I could not control light and dark areas like I preferred.........so I went back to the method I learned years ago.  It's very inexpensive as you just simply use any old cheap white house paint. If you prefer,  you may add some water to the paint for a watered down effect but,  in this case, I did not.

FYI:  did you know that applying this method on pine is called whitewashing but applying it to oak wood, it is called pickling?


In this "side by side" photo, you can how orangey the pine wood was and on the right side what a difference it makes with the white washing



You can see on the left side door, where I have put a light coat of paint on.  Don't bother with full coverage or anything like that.  You can see how mine is just kind of slopped on. :)


Apply your paint in an up and down method, staying with grain of the wood.


Immediately after applying the paint,  wipe down with a  damp rag (my husband's old white sport socks work very nicely), taking as much paint off as you prefer.  I like to leave a lot in the nicks and crannies.  After that I use another old soft rag that is dry, to wipe even more of the paint off, leaving heavier and lighter areas.  Be sure to rinse the wet rag out periodically as it gets gummy with paint.  And wipe off with the same up and down motion,




And the finished cabinet.  This technique serves to brighten the piece while allowing the patina and grain to shine through. This will go into my brick and mortar space very soon.
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and hope you will join us later this week for the
 Share Your Style party Wednesday evening at 7 pm est.


Partying at these delightful blogs
A Stroll Thru Life
Savvy Southern Style
French Country Cottage
The Dedicated House
An Extraordinary Day
Redhead Can Decorate ~ Inspiration Monday
Pink Saturday
Shabbylicious Friday
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8.19.2015

SYS #27 Party ~Rustic Fruit French Tart

Hi folks, It's Lynn at The Vintage Nest blog and I am thrilled to have you here at our Share Your Style Party.  This week I shared an easy peasy rustic fruit tart.  With peaches and blackberries coming in now at the markets, I hope you will try.  Rustic but elegant and it taste so good.  (cook's note: I used Swerve instead of sugar and I couldn't tell the difference)
Today's party host is Barbara of the blog 21 Rosemary Lane. Enjoy the party and please remember to visit other links for your day's inspiration.


Hi Everyone and welcome to another fabulous Share Your Style Par-tay!!! 


It's me Barbara from the blog 21 Rosemary Lane, and I am your host for this week's jamming party.  Wow can you believe that the summer is almost over? Gee whiz it went by fast didn't it? Well before we get this party started let me share with you some of what I have shared here this month at 21 Rosemary Lane.

After I returned from helping my parents pack up their Florida home to move north, I posted their gorgeous bridal Edelstein Bavarian China set my mother so sweetly gifted to me. We are also in the throws of Updating our Screened-in Patio so I shared phase one of this process. And if you like loaded potato skins or just loaded potatoes, stop by to check out this wonderful recipe on how to make A Very Loaded Potato Salad. Finally I shared our new Guest Bedroom's Summer Linens

I invite you all to stop by sometime to visit 21Rosemary Lane. 


There was another ginormous turnout for last week's party so thanks to all who came by to link up!

Alrighty then, without letting another second go by here are 
First up is this absolutely stunning kitchen transformation from the beautiful blog Edith & Evelyn Vintage. See how a tired 1970's kitchen was dramatically taken 40 years into the future. It is truly amazing!


OK this post caught my eye because I have to be the Queen of used candles. I must have at least a dozen and a half sitting around the house that I just couldn't bring myself to throw away. Barb from Sparkles in the Everyday linked up this wonderfully detailed tutorial on just what to do with them!


And yes I am getting geared up for my favorite time of the year, Autumn. This link from Still Woods Farmhouse is filled with beautifully unique ways to adorn your door for this most nostalgic and colorful season.


Barb from The Everyday Home put together 10 wonderful tips for organizing your laundry room. Thank you Barb!


The blog Anne's Entitled Life shared a yummy Sidecar Cocktail Recipe. The last time I had this classic drink had to be years ago so I plan to give this recipe a whirl!


And finally Sally from Cottage Fix shared her struggle with selecting curtains for her pretty blue family room. I think she hit a home run with this lovely lace and toile combination.


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Lynn
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