Monday, March 2, 2015

Something to Talk About Link Party and Features

Here Is the Exciting NEW Link Party 
Come on over and LINK up all your 
fabulous Creations so we can Feature on 7 BLOGS!!!!

Hi Friends, how are you today?  I'm great and excited to share Something to Talk About Link Party 6 with you.  We have 3 new friends or Co-hosts  joining us today so please say hello to Karen from Karen's Up On The Hill, Karin from Art is Beauty and Melody from My Passion For D├ęcor.  The Party is growing larger which means lots more creative ideas & inspiration.
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If you’re not familiar with the link party – this is how it works. Our party kicks-off at 6:00 AM Est. every Monday morning and runs until Thursday at 5:00 PM. Throughout the next few days, many bloggers will link up their favorite crafts, diy projects, recipes and more – you’ll get to see it all below, loads of inspiration at it’s BEST.  Just press the links and it will direct to that bloggers post. Be sure you come back again in a few days to see what everyone is sharing, as more posts get linked each day!
If you’re a blogger we are so excited for you to join us! It’s a great way to make some new friends and share your creative ideas throughout the week, and on Social Media too.
Lets get this party started!

Something to Talk About Link Party
What I have been up to!
I have had lots of projects going on.
You can see my
Spring waterfall desk makeover HERE
My simple chair makeover HERE
and my Small Bathroom Remodel HERE

Want to see how we MICHIGANDERS bring in March 1st. Come talk a walk on the frozen Lake to see how Beautiful it can be.

Here are our features from last week.  Click on the links to go straight to the page and see a whole lot more.
Vicki and Jennifer's picks :   Free Floral Printables  from 11 Magnolia Lane
Master Bathroom Budget Makeover  from  Bless'er House
CoCo's picks: Spring at the Manor  from Slice of Southern Pie
Lisa's picks: Painted Piano Bench Makeover from Serendipity Refined
Spring Flowers on the Front Door  from Lilacs and Longhorns
Angie's picks: Home Tour - Craft Room from She's Crafty Crafty
Mason Jar Recipes  from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Something to Talk ABout Link Party, Link Party, Monday Link Party

There were so many wonderful ideas so it is so hard to choose two but Concord Cottage featured the following two this week.

Something to Talk About Link Party, Monday Link Party, Lilacs & Longhorns
Something to Talk About Link Party, Monday Link Party, Serendipity Refined

We would love to connect with you on social media! 
CoCo from The Crowned Goat || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest
Angie from The Altered Past || Facebook || Instagram || Pinteres

Party Rules…please don't link and run :) 
1  Please link to a specific post on your blog, not your blog's home page. You may link up to 3 posts!
2  Please leave a comment for your host.
3  Cultivate new relationships…visit a couple of blogs and leave comments.
4  No Etsy stores, giveaways or link parties.
5  We would love a link back to one of our blogs with a text link or party button.

6. By submitting a link, you’re giving us permission and granting us the right to feature your project and photos on this blog, website and on social media.  Proper credit and a link back to your post will always be given. Art is Beauty is not responsible for stolen images or the misuse by others who have found your image through
7 Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on all five of our blogs.  Features will also be pinned to our Pinterest Party Board  for even more exposure! 

If you’re featured grab a button:
To make it easy, feel free to copy and paste this right into your post and or grab the button:
I’m linking up to the Something to Talk About Link Party today.  Go on over and see all the fabulous diy, crafts, furniture makeovers and more.

p.s.  Don’t forget to leave a comment, visit a few others and link back please.
  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day, Lisa
 Now please link up 3 of your best of favorite projects, crafts, recipes diy and more 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 1st 2015 LAKE MICHIGAN style!

Late night post for you my Beauties!
You want to know how we bring in March here in Michigan.??
We head to the Lake...
The Frozen Lake.
Come along and see the gorgeous 
BEAUTY that is Lake Michigan.
In my 42 years living here I have NEVER seen the frozen water this blue.
Its different every year, but the blue color is usually something you see way up north.

 Trying to get into position for the perfect shot...
I can't wait to come back to this beach in the summer when it will be a little easier to put my toes in the sand.
This Ice wave cave sure is something though isn't it.?
Here is the blue frozen water I was telling you about.
The kids had a riot exploring the ice waves and caverns.

My baby girl checking out the frozen water.
Boogy boarding in the summer is much easier...:)

one of the many giant frozen ice waves.
Its so hard to capture the size.
 Hubby and the kids walking out to the blue ice.
It was so weird that none of these sheets of ice were frozen together...
They could be picked up and were just layers and layers of frozen sheets of ice.

The last shot of the day....looking from the jagged blue ice towards
Hollands Light house.

I hope you enjoyed this
look into Michigan in March.
Make sure you come back in the Morning for the LINK party!
GO have a BEAUTIFUL night!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Be~YOU~tiful Link Party, Features and an ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Hello!!!  It's my turn to pick features this week, but before I get to that,  Karin and I have an announcement.  As of March 2, we will be joining a group of talented and creative bloggers for a new link party called Something To Talk About.  What does this mean for you?  Well, it means more exposure for your projects!  There are 7 bloggers joining forces for this link party, so it's sure to be a perfect place to share your work on a larger scale.  Check back here, or on my Facebook page, on Monday to start linking up all your amazing projects!
I have been working on projects and getting ready for SPRING even though
it feels nothing close like Spring Here.
But I figure I would paint this desk
a spring color to make it feel a bit more like it.
You can see the Makeover



NOW to the real stars of this show!!  This weeks features for our last Be~YOU~tiful Party!!

First up is this adorable and creative idea from Little House of Four for a laundry room tip jar.  How cute is this?  A great solution for all that change you find while doing the laundry!  Better yet, is how she took a jar she had on hand and repurposed it so perfectly!

Next up is this fun map coordinates pillow from Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}.  She added map coordinates for her town on an IKEA pillow cover.  What a cool idea!!  I've never thought to use map coordinates in my decor, but now I'm on the lookout for where to use them!

Then there's this beautiful IKEA computer cabinet turned craft cabinet from Dragonfly & Lily Pads.  I  am a sucker for skeleton keys and she did a gorgeous job adding them to her craft cabinet.  The colors she chose and how she layered the paint makes this boring IKEA cabinet look like a piece of art!

 A big thank you to everyone who has linked up over the past few months.  Make sure to stop by on Monday and link up your projects for even more exposure!  The new link party is called Something To Talk About and I can't wait to see what you've all been working on!


I will be sharing the features Via 

So follow me there and you can see yourself featured!

THINK SPRING! Green Vintage Waterfall Desk Painted Makeover

Hello again my Beauties!
Since SPRING refuses to show us any sign here
I have decided to bring you some spring
in the form a furniture makeover.

I picked up this vintage waterfall desk at a thrift shop
and as you can see from the picture it was in pretty bad shape.
I paid more than I normally would have 
but Pickins is SLIM.
I know Waterfall style has been on the outs and people kept telling me how they
couldn't GIVE them away before but I am starting
to love the soft rounded yet angular shape of this style of furniture.
So I figured this was the best piece to use for a spring makeover.
I had no idea what I was going to do with this piece.
I sat and stared at it for a while and even asked it..
What do you want me to do with you.
It didn't answer me...OUT LOUD at least...:)
The top was the worst of the whole piece.
The finish was pretty terrible and had some weird bleached out stain.
While I waited to see what color it wanted to be I started sanding the top and
drawer fronts.
I took off the hardware, of which ONE pull was missing.
I didn't know what I wanted to do with that either.????

 After sanding and staining the drawer fronts and then on a whim Spray painting the hardware and finding enough pulls for the top drawer to spray paint I finally decided
with the warm wood town and the Gold hardware that it wanted to be a nice 
fun SPRINGY green.
I chose American Paint Companys NaNa's Cupboard.
I gave it a couple coats and
then waxed with clear wax.
I added a little light glaze after I buffed it to make the small details pop a little.
 and THIS is how she turned out!
I love how all colors work together!
I never thought the drawer fronts would turn out that nice.

 and I LOVE how the Gold worked with the wood tone and
and the bright spring green!
Now there is only ONE problem.
I can't decide if I want to sell it.
Its been sitting in my studio for over a week while I try to decide.
I have been having this problem a lot lately and I am
sure it has got to do with being stuck inside all winter.
I am sick of looking at the same furniture.
So Hopefully it warms up soon 
and the hubby can stop worrying about swapping out furniture.
Don't forget to come back for the LINK party either.
Until next time;
Go make someones day Beautiful!
Furniture Feature Fridays

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Simple Chair Makeover Themed Furniture Makeover

Hello again my Beauties.
I have a super simple makeover for you guys today.
I am part of a Themed Furniture Makeover Group
and this months Theme was "CHAIRS"

Luckily, since I have been so busy I had done a chair way back in the Fall
and NEVER had a chance to post about it.
I had grabbed this chair at a local thrift shop for a few bucks.
I loved the style of it but the legs were pretty beat up
and the fabric was can see...
It wasn't FABRIC...It was plastic.

I pulled off the PLASTIC cover and removed the seat and decided I was going 
to use a swatch of fabric that I had grabbed in a pile of scraps I bought.
My Creme De Menthe color from Maison Blanche was the
perfect match for the fabric I chose.
I recovered the seat and got to painting.

I painted the chair with two coats and a simple clear wax .
I buffed it up and she was ready for her seat to be put back on.

You can see the fabric here.
It cost me less than a dollar.
It was like it was made for this color.

I love how the soft blue green pulled out all the colors in the fabric.

It really rejuvenated the chair and gave 
it a fresh new look.
I miss seeing my patio....I looked back at these pics to start editing for the 
project and realized its been months since it hasn't been covered in snow.
I can truly say I am OVER winter...:)
But if you are like me and still coupled up you can be sure
to spend some time 
checking out the chair makeovers my friends have done!

Also be sure to stop over to the Be~YOU~tiful LINK party 
and link up your Beautiful projects.
You can link up HERE
Until next time;

go make someones day BEAUTIFUL!!!