Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Share Your Style Party #28

Welcome to the Share Your style party
Hubby and I have been busy updating our kitchen this week.  I posted about the progress  HERE  and also shared a win from Thistlewood Farms and my husbands new fitness blog. 
Thanks for dropping by and  enjoy the party.


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.  :)

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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Kitchen Progress, A Win And A New Blog

Hello bloggy friends.

This week has been all about getting the kitchen painted.  The cabinets have been cleaned, sanded, primed, sanded and primed again.  Today we start painting....finally.

Last month at the Haven Conference I was the lucky winner of a month of Blue Apron meals delivered to our home.  A big thank you to Karianne of Thistlewood Farms.  Yes, she is as cute and sweet as you would guess from her blog.  This girl is really funny and her stories had us all laughing. 


The catfish was delicious.

My husband, Steve, has always loved working out and after retiring he decided to pursue a 2nd career as a Fitness Trainer.  He also has a great new blog all about health and fitness.  I couldn't be prouder of him and I would love for you to drop by Alpha Edge Fitness  and take a look.

Hope to see you at the Share The Style party starting Wednesday evenings.



Partying at:
A Stroll Thru Life
 Cedar Hill Farmhouse, The Scoop
Savvy Southern Style
Coastal Charm
French Country Cottage
The Dedicated House


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Share Your Style Party #27

Welcome to the Share Your Style Party.
We have been busy this week with sanding and priming our kitchen cabinets.  We should be able to start painting tomorrow. I'll be back to share the progress soon.
Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the party.

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'd like to invite you all to stop by sometime and visit me over on 21 Rosemary 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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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kitchen Remodel Has Begun

Hi bloggy friends.

Our kitchen remodel has finally started.  It seems like forever since I originally posted about this project.    Delays happened when I broke my vertebrae but we are going forward before I have surgery.  Surgery would put the project on hold for at least six months.  Steve will be helping me paint the cabinets and then he may need to go it alone for a while.

Below is the Before kitchen.  Today we cleaned the cabinets with TSP, removed knobs,  took down all the cabinet doors and drawers.  Everything has been sanded and ready for the primer tomorrow.

Here are our immediate plans...

Paint cabinets white with grey undertones.
Install trim above cabinets
Build range hood
Remove microwave from above stove
Build in new microwave
Install marble back splash
Change knobs and pulls


Future plans....

Replace appliances with stainless steel
New granite countertops
Change pantry doors.
Add bead board to walls

Our range hood will be similar to Miss Mustard Seeds.  You can find the tutorial HERE.  Isn't her kitchen beautiful?


Marble backsplash tile.

I know many of you have painted your cabinets and I have been checking out lots of tutorials on Pinterest.  Some of you used a water based poly to seal the cabinets.  I am still trying to decide whether to do this or not.  Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated! 

I'll be posting our progress so check back often. 

Partying at:
A Stroll Thru Life
 Cedar Hill Farmhouse, The Scoop
Savvy Southern Style
Coastal Charm
French Country Cottage
The Dedicated House
An Extraordinary Day

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Share Your Style #26

Thanks so much for visiting and sharing your links at the Share Your Style party.  It's always fun to see what you have been up to.
This week I posted The Top 10 Strangest Homes 
Enjoy the party!
Hi Everyone, 
Welcome to Share Your Style #26!
We're so glad you're here to join in for the fun.
and I'm your host for this week's party!

Checking back this last week on Common Ground, I finally got around to sharing my Kitchen Sitting Area for Late Summer. Then, I put together a few pics from my photo gallery for A Look-back for Late Summer Inspiration and changed things up a bit in My Entry with a Vintage Sunflower Print. Hope you'll come by to visit if you haven't had a chance to catch up.

Last week's Party had a huge turnout, so thanks for coming by to share all the fun links!
Here are just a few in case you missed them:

Amazing Furniture Distressing Tutorial at Anne's Attic

A lovely Cottage Garden Tour from Dagmar's Home

Container Gardening with my favorite,
an Antique Buggy at Penny's Vintage Home

then, Suzan shares a little love letter on the dresser

Love this Vintage Shop Light Lantern
from Diana at Adirondack Girl at Heart

and top it off with some wonderful
at CoconutHead Survival Guide.

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