Oh, I’m so happy! Nearly a 100 new great ideas richer.  Thank you all so much.

Now choosing, which DIY/craft project is best… it’s impossible. I don’t know any more. So, I just scoured around amongst the ones that were visited more than others, and then I added a couple of my personal favorites.

Here is my TOP features from linky party #42.

1. Chalk Paint-covered Ornaments


You readers are just the most talented people! I totally love this chalk paint covered ornament. Which is basically an el-cheapo ordinary ornaments with a coat of chalk paint, and a rub with sand paper.

By Made in a Day

2. Restyled Music Cabinet

Paul and Cathy from ‘One Creative Couple’ found this beauty of a flee-market find: a vintage music cabinet to store sheet music.

Cathy had a vision to refinish as Vintage French.  First they added a two tone color scheme, French Blue and Creme, to the entire cabinet. Paul created a cartouche on the main door and surround it with French looking scrolls. Scrolls frame a painting so well.

Then, use your best French painting skills to paint on the flower vignette. If you want, eye some old French paintings for ideas and compositions. Or, if this is more your think, decoupage the flower vignette.

I think Paul and Cathy’s project was very successful.

The ‘After’- photos below: a gorgeous front-panel with romantic ‘French’ flowers in a duo-toned cabinet.


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