Monday, January 20, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #136

File This!
I never could have imagined that an old gray file cabinet would make such 
a chic bedside table...could you?

It's so pretty!
It's refined but casual.
I just love this look.

Time for another Mod Mix Monday and here are my picks from last week.
Jen of Lace Crazy got really crazy and made a zillion book paper roses into a wreath.
I love the way it looks and she tells you how but warns that it takes a long time and it's rather tedious.
Sounds like a project I'd take on.
Keya of Vintage Prairie Style painted this little scalloped table. 
It came out with this super chippy finish.
I have a piece of furniture that I'm getting ready to do and I hope it comes out chippy like this.
Melissa of Shabby Love took us on a tour of her home.
This was the first time I'd seen her bedroom and Wow!!!!
The old mantel as a headboard is wonderful.
  How about the dreamy blue color?
I adore everything about this room.
Angela of Number Fifty Three had two great furniture makeovers this week.
I had a hard time choosing which I liked best. I finally went with this one, I think
because I liked the way she styled it so much. Yes, to pops of turquoise when styling!
 And finally, Mariaelana of Cottage Living from Beach to Burbs 
transformed her dining room with a little paint and fabric. 
She just painted her old furniture and recovered the seats and its fabulous!

That was a lot of goodness.
MVL readers never disappoint.
So many good bits of inspiration.

But y'all have quit reading by now and are scrolling down to the entries.
Let me know if you actually read that sentence above in the comments.
I'd love to see how many actually read what I write.
I'm very guilty of skimming myself.

But I digress...on to this week's Mod Mix Monday...

Link up below!

Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
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Use a permalink to your individual post not to your entire blog.

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  1. What a fun party Nita. Thank you for hosting and sharing so many great ideas. I don't think you can ever get inspired too much.

  2. I read that line! Don't think I'm capable of skimming lol, always afraid I will miss something good!

  3. I read everything! Lots of great features again, Nita. I'm in love with the scalloped table! Thanks for hosting!

  4. Nita, the features are great this week - I am so enamored with that book page wreath - don't know how I missed that last week... Thanks for hosting. Have a great week... Cathy

  5. Yes I do skim some blogs but I always read through yours, because I never know what I might learn about design from you! You have opened me up to so many new ideas about mod mixes that I would never have been open to before :)

  6. Thanks so much for featuring my chippy side table! I am pretty crazy about that filing cabinet night stand - I feel like I need one of those!!!

  7. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Happy Monday, Nita!
    Thanks so much for hosting another inspirational party.
    Have a beautiful week,

  8. Thank you so much for your kind works and for featuring my gray & brass dresser! :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  9. * Should read "words"!


    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  10. Oh, how I love that rose book page wreath♥ Thanks for hosting!

  11. Thanks for hosting Nita. Wonderful features.

  12. OMG! LOVE that chippy little table
    and that bedroom makeover is LOVELY!
    I never skim.
    I sometimes actually read it all twice!

  13. Nita, I really like that industrial look mix with the shabby chic. Thanks for hosting, Laura

  14. I really enjoy coming here and seeing all the beauty being created! So much creative inspiration. Thank you Nita!
    ~ Violet

  15. Thank you Nita for another great linky party. Have a great week!

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

  16. Thanks for another great party Nita!! Hope you are having a wonderful week :)


  17. Great party Nita, I want to share too! I have some great vintage finds from the last week or two that I would like to share. My camera is malfunctioning, I have not been able to get the lens to retract for close ups (for anything closer than ten feet away).

  18. Thanks for hosting! Have a grand week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  19. OH! sorry for the last comment!
    Hattie got on the computer while I was signed in!

  20. But y'all have quit reading by now and are scrolling down to the entries.

    I always read the posts. I find it extremely annoying that sometimes people leave very inappropriate comments that scream "I just looked at the pictures" not only on my blog but many others as well.

    But since writing is my thing, maybe I am sensitive about it.

  21. Great picks! Love the paper roses wreath! It turned out so beautiful. I'll give it a try!

    End of tenancy cleaning London

  22. LOVE what you chose to feature this week, particularly the little table and the paper wreath. Both are so pretty! Concerning the paper wreath though, I'd probably shellac the heck out of it when I was done so that it could be easily cleaned with a kitchen sprayer. Can you imagine cleaning it otherwise?

  23. Yes, ma'am, I do read every word. Thank you so much for bringing a little Southern hospitality to my home far away from home!

  24. I LOVE that filing cabinet as a nightstand! We are currently looking at filing cabinets to do the same thing. It serves the dual purpose we need in a small space with limited storage space. Thanks for sharing! Following you on facebook!


  25. Wow! So many beautiful photos of the different styles that can be found in vintage pieces of furniture. Its great to see old furniture being put to good use and gives a reminder of what the past was like. We have some cool pieces of furniture as well. Check it out!


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