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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things!

Finally drying out from all the rain but looks like we will get hit again this weekend. We were hoping to go camping, but looks like not this weekend. What are you planning for Memorial Weekend?

Many of my features come from you my commenters. Don't forget to leave your Linkup Number or Post Title so I can find you and you could become one of my featured commenters next week.  

My Features from last week:
Each hostess chooses her own features from comments on her blog so be sure to visit them all!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to your mid-week party. Hope your week has gotten off to a great start. Life is good! Don't forget to leave your linkup number or post tittle in the comments and you could be featured next week.
Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! We are so glad you are here. Hey, we want to thank you all for tweeting and sharing our party. The news is spreading and new guests arriving every week. Our party was viewed over 12,000 times last week! Keep up the good work and we will, too! So, let's see what posts you visited last week the most. (Our features next week will based on the number of clicks from this week's party! That is how it works ♥)

Monday, May 21, 2018

You're The Star - Home Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Home Feature Week. Not sure about where you live, but we are having lots of rain here in southern Florida. It is not rainy season yet, and I am already tired of the rain. 
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WELCOME to the May "You're the Star" Blog Hop!:

Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share a post from my blog:
An Updated Cracked Chair

WELCOME to HOME feature week of the May "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Heidi @ Heidi's Wanderings

This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home d├ęcor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the April "You're the Star" blog hop)

Spring Mantel Done In Blue & Yellow by Vintage + Paint & More
Vintage Paint and more - Spring mantel done with a yellow fabric rag wreath,  blue painted bottles with forsythia stems and a cute chalk board

Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Crescent Ring by Marilyn's Treats

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:
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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Giving New Life to a Cracked Chair

I bought this chair many years ago. I have always been a sucker for old chairs. This one needed someone to take it home and that would be me. Although I bought this before moving to Florida 7 years ago, I still remember when I bought it. Strange, I know. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Old Chair with cracked seat

I went to a farm house sale and bought a few things and this chair was sitting there. I loved it but the seat was cracked. The owner said I could have it for 50 cents. How could I turn it down? I knew one day I would fix it. It kept getting moved into the background until a few months ago. (Can you believe that I didn't fix it for almost 7 years?)

I glued the seat together and clamped it. To make it even more secure, my husband added some round washers over the crack, on the under side so that it would not come undone.
Eclectic Red Barn: Cracked chair seat

Once it was glued and dried, I sanded the chair. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Glued chair seat

Now to paint it. I used an antique white chalk paint. I liked it but thought it needed a little something so I painted a couple of stripes on the seat - two narrow ones and one fatter one. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Painted stripes on chair seat

This chair has to be the most comfortable chair to sit in. It just seems to conform to your bottom.

Eclectic Red Barn: Fixed and painted old broken chair
I distressed it a little and I applied wax to the chair. I just loved it. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Before and After on the broken chair
Not sure why I waited so long to update this chair, but so glad I finally did.

Eclectic Red Barn: Updated Old Chair with accessories

It just seems to go in so many places in my home. You can't even see where it was cracked and it is so functional.

Linking to these parties:

Over The Moon Linky Party

Welcome to Over The Moon Link Party

We have been having non stop rain here in southern Florida , or at least it seems that way. The rainy season has started early. Are you having lots of rain in your area? Let's hope we don't have to man the boats :)

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