The Be~YOU~tiful Link and Features


HELLO!  I'm so happy to be picking the features this week for the Be~YOU~tiful Link Party!  There were a lot of great projects, recipes, etc this week it was really hard to pick my favorites!  


The first feature is from Fisherman's Wife Furniture.  I love how she took old metal filing cabinets, added trim and a top to make a colorful and functional desk.   I think the pop of color really and the stained top look fabulous together!



Next up Major Hoff Takes A Wife shared this recipe for Tex Mex Hot Wing Enchiladas that is right up my hubby's alley and just in time for Super Bowl Sunday!  They look delicious!




And then there's this gorgeous waterfall dresser makeover from SunflowerHugs.  I like how she took this old, drab dresser and gave it new life.  The way she refreshed the new hardware by soaking it in ammonia is a tip I will have to keep for later!



And last, but not least there's this adorable vintage light makeover by Little Vintage Cottage.  I loved the light before the makeover and I love it after as well. The way she updated the light of her space is genius.


Now it's time for you to share your projects, DIY's, recipes, etc with us!  I look forward each week to seeing what you creative people have been up to!!  

Thank you for reading and have a great week!!

Melody






Theme Furniture Day...The Inspired By Dresser


I'm so happy to be sharing this fun dresser that was inspired by a couple pieces I found on Pinterest.  Best part is I'm joining a group of SUPER talented blog friends who are all doing the same thing, sharing a themed furniture makeover.  This month theme is inspired by, so the project is either inspired by something on Pinterest, a magazine or another blogger.    

A quick snippet about this dresser.  I bought this cute solid pine 4 drawer dresser about 2 years ago on a Facebook sale page.  I was told by the person I purchased it from that it's 100 years old.  It had seen better days and needed some work to give it a new lease on life.

Here it is before:


This is how it looked when I bought it...all beat up and needing some TLC.  


My inspiration came from a couple of different sources.  First, this gorgeous piece from Thistlewood Farms was part of my inspiration.  I loved how KariAnne used metal house numbers on the front of this night stand.  I knew I wanted to use numbers as well.  Also, I love her navy blue stripes.  My plan was to use navy blue on my dresser.



My biggest inspiration came from a piece I did a few years ago.  It's still my favorite transformation ever.  I love the stained top and the deep navy blue with the cut crystal knobs.  This is one piece I totally regret selling!   I thought this dresser would be perfect painted navy blue with some fun numbers on the front.



For this piece, I used General Finishes Milk Paint in Coastal Blue.  The color is a beautiful deep navy and it goes on like butter.  It's now one of my favorite paints.  For the top of this old pine dresser I decided to strip and sand it down to the bare wood.  Once I had that done, I stained the top in a dark walnut stain.  For the top, I sealed the stain with General Finishes matte finish.  I'm not a huge fan of any type of sealer, but this stuff changed my mind.  I love it!!  It went on so nicely and didn't streak or bubble at all.

To finish off the piece, I added unfinished wood numbers from Hobby Lobby.  I stained them in the same dark walnut stain and sealed them with General Finishes matte finish sealer.  I attached the numbers to the front of the dresser with a construction adhesive, added new drawer hardware and I was done!  

Here's the finished inspired by piece.


I absolutely adore the top of this dresser.  The matte finish is perfect, not too shiny and not too dull.












I had intended to sell this piece, but Hunter decided he wanted to keep it instead.  I told him he could keep it, but he had to part with another dresser in his play room.  So, now I have another dresser to sell instead!  It always makes me happy when he falls in love with furniture I makeover!  

I'm excited to see what everyone else has been inspired by too!!  This is a group of very talented and creative bloggers so I'm sure their projects will be fabulous!


Thank you for reading!!!


Melody


Make sure you check out all the beautiful makeovers below!!

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Be~YOU~tiful Link Party And Features!

It's that time again for another fun link party!!  I can't wait to see what you've been up to.  I'm late getting this posted because I was surprised by the hubby this morning with a spa day for my birthday!  Today is my birthday AND my 3 year blog anniversary!  Happy day!!  Now let's see what Karin picked for feature this week!


Hello!!!  Welcome to another Be~YOU~tiful link party and features!


Melody and I are so excited to see what you guys have been busy working on this week!
The Art Is Beauty house has been busy with a 1/2 bath remodel,
a giveaway and a contest!

 Right now we have a GIVEAWAY going on for the MUST HAVES for painting
and I would be beyond thrilled if one of my BEAUTIES were to win!
You can enter HERE.

 Also, I was entered into a contest for my IKEA HACK.
Now I normally don't like to enter contests because of the stress,
but I have been told by my family and friends that I have to at least TRY to get some votes..
so you know I would love you forever if you Voted for my
IKEA HACK HERE!
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Now onto our Fabulous Features!
I have to say I am blown away.
It was so hard to choose from all the fabulous entries.
But these are the ones that Really caught my eye tonight!



 Storage Trunk Makeover by BrePurposed

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This gorgeous Rustic Wooden Angel wing by Lake Girl Paints


This Fabulous Kitchen Island by Fern Avenue.



This adorable Hutch Makeover by Little Vintage Cottage


 Now lets see what you have been working on!


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The Be~YOU~tiful Link Party And Features!



Hello!!!  Welcome to another Be~YOU~tiful link party and features!



This week it's my turn to pick favorites.  First, since this is my first time hosting,  some of you may not know my amazingly talented from Karin from Art Is Beauty.  Not only is Karin very talented beautiful and extremely sweet, she has a great eye for furniture and shares my love of giving old, vintage pieces new life.  


Here are a few examples of her beautiful work.




She's amazing, right?!  Anyway, enough about us, I want to share my favorites from last weeks link up. 

I was thrilled to see all the great projects and it was hard to pick!

First up I really loved what Doreen of Altered Artworks did with this desk she turned into a beverage station.



Next up Becca from Ivy & Co. gave this valet chair an adorable makeover.  I'm in love with that fabric!


And then there's this beauty from Shelly of Shizzle Design.  I love this pretty in pink French provincial highboy!  


I could go on and on for awhile about all your gorgeous projects!  I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week!!

Thanks for stopping by and partying with Karin and I!!


Melody

The Be~YOU~tiful Link Party And Features!


 Its Party time again my Beauties! 
I am so excited...Not only to party and see what you have been up to,
but also to introduce a new CoHost to the Party.

Melody has an amazing sense of style and 
she is an all around Sweet person.
I was so excited when she Said Yes to 
being my CoHost.
She was one of the wonderful bloggers who lets me message her
when I am working on a project like my art studio
and lets me bounce Ideas off of her.
 I love getting her opinion on things.
Over here at the Art is Beauty house
I personally have been working on furniture like a Mad woman.
I just finished this Teal Buffet Makeover


and I know Melody has been working on some projects too!
But enough about us; 
WE would love to see you
link up anything that YOU think
is Be~YOU~tiful.
Whether it be food, D.I.Y., Makeovers
and more. If YOU did it
I would love to see it.
(must be YOUR content, please do not link up others content) 

Since this is a BRAND SPANKING NEW PARTY
I would LOVE for you to SHARE!!
I know you have your choice to party anywhere you
want but my hope is that old and new bloggers alike
will enjoy the atmosphere of a 
DO WHAT YOU LOVE link party! 
Be~YOU~tiful


NOW onto the FEATURES!!!

First off I am ADDICTED to Ikea Hacks now.
and this is another Hack I never would have thought to do.
Hacked this Ikea Rast cabinet into a shabby 
Kitchen Island!
I think it turned out amazing!!!
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Feature #2

I know Christmas is OVER, but it is Snowing like Crazy here in Michigan and
Cold as HECK!
It is still a time to stay cozy and warm
and nothing screams Cozy to me Like
PLAID!
DIY BEAUTIFY
did this cozy table setting that makes me want to pull up a chair pour a glass
of wine and Eat some turkey! 



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Feature #3

This Outdoor Vingette by SOMEWHAT QUIRKY DESIGNS
has me dreaming of spring.
I want to be sitting on this front porch right now,
drinking some tea and looking at a magazine!




 Now lets see what you have been working on!


*I would love for you to follow me! *You must link directly to your post. *In order to be featured, you must link back to me using a text link or the party button below. *Only home decor & design related crafts, DIY, how-to’s, decorating tips and recipes. *Visit one other party link. Share the love and the inspiration! *No links to shops, Etsy, giveaways or solicitations. *By linking up your post, you are giving Art is Beauty permission to use a picture as a feature on their blog and other social media outlets. Each week we will also be featuring a few outstanding inspirations from the week before.  

GRAB THE BUTTON HERE!!!













I will be sharing the features Via 

and
So follow me there and you can see yourself featured!

Now LETS PARTY!!!!




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