Jun 15, 2012

Friday Finds

Yup, it's Friday again! 

I've been enamored of pale mint green lately, so I fell in love with this little cupboard that Jenn at My Fabuless Life  painted with Martha Stewart's Sea Glass paint. Jenn has a terrific tutorial with lots of great tips for how to make this recycled kitchen cupboard with a pallet wood top.

My Fabuless Life
This hutch has two of my current favorites; green paint and chicken wire doors. Karen at Restyled Vintage is responsible for this little vintage cutie.

Restyled Vintage

 I've been hesitating to cover my newly painted front door with its old boring screen, but summer weather is beckoning. When I saw Heather's at Love and Life at Leadora, I had an aha moment. Why not spruce up my screen door, too, with some cute flags and trim? Don't you love the etched glass on Heather's door?

Love and Life at Leadora

Brian and Meloney of The Seed Box Antiques shared this beautiful porch table. I love the simplicity of the clear bottles filled with dogwood stems; an inexpensive and charming country centerpiece. 

The Seed Box Antiques

Becky at Beyond the Picket Fence is a pallet wood queen. She made this incredible bench and wrote an amazing tutorial. I love the way she painted, then stained the wood. 

Beyond the Picket Fence

Patricia at Organized Chaos is the real deal, a true collector of antiques, and her kitchen is filled with authentic vintage collections. My favorite is her Mr. and Mrs. Poppin' Fresh. I love the way Patricia used this old rake top to hold her wine glasses. 

Organized Chaos

 Another great use of an old rake is this bright red one from My Cozy Cassita holding seed packets above a potting bench.   

My Cozy Cassita

Linda at It All Started with Paint created these adorable coasters. Her papers are so colorful and cheerful, but my favorite part is the word she stamped on each coaster.  

It All Started with Paint

Melissa at Daisy Mae Belle transformed her growing-up children's (Daisy, Anna Belle, and Lila Mae) old play area into this amazing fire pit with pea gravel she lugged in herself and Adirondack chairs her dad made. 

Daisy Mae Belle

Gail at My Repurposed Life remade this chandelier from one that burns electricity to one that holds candles. Gail has included a detailed tutorial for the conversion, and I've been scheming how I can hang one over my deck table. 

My Repurposed Life

 Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict made this cute  Rustic Flower Pot Man. At the risk of running out of winter storage for all my garden decor, I must have one of these!

Confessions of a Plate Addict
I hope you enjoyed my Friday Finds today. I'm off now for an afternoon of shopping with my darling daughter. 

I hope you have a 

Happy Friday

and a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my flower pot man! :-) Have a wonderful weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  2. wow! so much to look at! All wonderful ideas! Thanks for including my chandy-labra, I feel honored to be in such great company.
    ps I tweeted this post! :)

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my old rake about my poting bench, So many nice ideas
    Have blessing weekend!

  4. You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for featuring my backyard! I am your newest follower!

  5. hi Laurel,
    As usual, it is a pleasure to come and see all the wonderful ideas you feature in your blog, thank you so much for sharing all these magnificent ideas.
    Laura :0)

  6. Hi Laurel,
    Nice post today with many great finds! I thought that was your screen door there for a minute.

  7. Laurel, I LOVE the mint green too. I have a dresser in mind for that color and everything. I really enjoy your 'Friday Finds' posts. Have a wonderful time shopping with your daughter and have a great weekend! :) ~ Jamie

  8. Hi Laurel,

    Super great finds! I have a list so long on all the things I want to try :)


  9. Great features. I really love that simple country centerpiece. just beautiful. Thanks for sharing, liz

  10. Thanks Laurel for featuring my kitchen. We have been away all weekend and it was a lovely surprise to come home to. The other finds are supper too!

  11. Laurel - I just found your blog and just love it! I have been wanting to paint an old chest of drawers, that is currently gold (kind of) - to a turquoise color. I think I'll look into the Martha Stewart's Sea Glass paint - the color is perfect! Thanks so sharing. BeBetsy.com


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