Thursday, June 20, 2013

Paint Parade #1 - a furniture link party


Good morning everyone, I have been thinking of hosting a link party for ages to showcase your fabulous furniture makeovers. I love seeing people's creativity and productivity and you know that there's almost nothing I like more than a painted furniture revamp. So I turned to an expert in this area, Cassie from Primitive & Proper who helped me get set up with linky tools and a name for this bit of furniture fun. We tossed around a couple of ideas but then one night I was thinking about my time spent in the Royal Australian Air Force and it came to me: Paint Parade!  It's always good to bring different areas of your life together and this name sits nicely with me.

Each week I'll also showcase my favourites and the link most clicked on.  Link parties are always a great way to get inspiration also. There are so many talented people out there painting furniture. So make sure you check out other links also.

Some logistics first:
  1. Please only link up furniture projects. Room reveals & built in furniture such as kitchens/bathrooms also count.
  2. Please follow my blog
  3. Please place my button from my sidebar or a link to my blog in your post
  4. Have fun. Be inspired. Visit other linked projects and leave some love.
and while we are talking military and parades, I thought you might like to see a photo of me in my Airforce uniform! so young...so long ago...(I can't find the original photo only this hazy copy. Why do I never put things away where they belong?)


So quick march everyone and show us what you've got!

Fiona xx



35 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you Fiona! Love the Airforce photo!

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    1. ha ha it's a good one! they were great times!

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  2. Congrats on your new party! Will spread the love too! Love the picture of you in the Airforce.

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    1. can you believe i was so young and in charge of all those airforce men and aircraft!! thanks for your help with my link party, much appreciated.

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  3. Found you via Karen at Redoux. Thank you for hosting. Very nice to meet you. :)

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    1. lovely to meet you also, thanks so much for linking up!

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  4. Fun new party!! Thanks for hosting :)

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  5. This so great of you to put together Fiona! Thanks for having me :)
    Cas x

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    1. hi Cas - i thought it was time for an aussie party!!

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  6. Love the pic Fiona. How fab of you to have this party, if only I had something new to link up with!
    Hope it goes well, Alison :)

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    1. thanks ALison, glad you got your link working. it's very cute

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  7. you are SO cute! i love that photo and yay for the first paint parade!!!!! thanks for the shout out- you know i am happy to help and no need to thank me publicly. :) off to find something from last week to link since this week i've got nothing!

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    1. so young in my uniform. I had such a great time in the RAAF that it was nice to look back at someold (old old) photos!

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  8. I'm so excited about the party!! Thanks for hosting

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  9. Yay!! Love the name Fiona, it's perfect! I've been out all day (with a dead phone battery), dying to get home to link up! :) Jo xx

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  10. Is there no-one from OZ ???? I have followed quite a few OS blogs ...but have given up..hahahaha as it's sooooo frustrating to not be able to purchase the products here !! Aaaarrgghh !!! I know we now have Annie Sloane...but as much as i love seing other pples use of it.....to me its kinda to washed out for our Australian light. But thats just me. I absolutely wld do the blue thats here on the little desk.....I have an early australian school teachers desk thats almost identical BUT the paint thats been used is NOT available here ....!!! Katerina.

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    1. hi Katerina -there are a few aussies linked up now! you can always see if you can do a colour match to a brighter colour if you can or perhaps make your own chalk paint. i do it all the time!
      Fiona

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  11. loved checking out quite a few new to me blogs. lots of inspiration and creativity. thanks for hosting Fiona!

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    1. i am also loving people's creativity! thanks so much. it's great to host one

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  12. Hi Fiona,

    How exciting to start a link party, Thanks so much for hosting

    Cheers

    Karen
    At Home Vintage

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    1. my pleasure Karen., thanks so much for linking up your fabulous projects!

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  13. Thank you for starting such a great link party.... love new inspiration....

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    1. thanks so much Cathy, i am also loving visitng everyone's projects. so good to see everyone's work.
      Fiona

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  14. What a great initiative! I'll enjoy checking out these talented linkers:)

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  15. Nice work. It's a great initiative. Making old designer furniture collections look like new. I would surely check all the links and share it with my friends.

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  16. Love this photo of you!!! Thanks for your lovely email! Lock in that date! xx

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