Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Quite Simply...Beautiful Things Feature and a Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Our Christmas turned out to be a little different than we had planned.  Christmas Eve day landed us at the urgent care for our youngest, then Christmas morning around 1:00am took us to the ER followed by being admitted to the peds unit.  Influenza B, Strep throat and an ear infection, followed by LOTS of meds, I think we are now ready to ring in the New Year!  Thankfully, she is doing much better now.

What a crazy week we had and it's already 2013, how did that happen?!  

Last week we did not host our weekly Quite Simply...Beautiful Things Linky Party so we would like to share all of the posts from the last Link Party.  
Sledding in style with a vintage snow sled painted in Primer Red and the stencils in Olive and Old White.  Great Christmas decoration!
An antique market chair and ottoman get a makeover with Old Ochre and Dark Wax worked into the crevices with a toothbrush.  The detailing looks great with the neutral striped linen fabric!
DIY Ombre Rushed Duvet Cover perfect for a girl's bedroom.  Get the steps to make your own professional looking duvet. 
This huge undertaking turned out amazing!  Persistance pays off with multiple layers of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ and not giving up, impressive! 
If you love a girly, feminine look...you'll love this Can Can Chest.  Soft pink and Paris Grey shake things up with golden gilding.  This dresser certainly Can Can!
A lovely pink metamorphosis, so haute couture dont you think?!
Snowmen made out of old quilts and buttons, so cute.  Unique and no two are alike.
Pair of Union Jack Chairs with Chalk Paint® painted right on the vinyl with a watered down Old Ochre wash for a faded look.  It's genius!
Lovely $15 two tiered table painted in Graphite and the Union Jack painted in Pure White & Paris Grey. Very nice color combination!
Duck Egg painted on a tray, jar lid, back of glass plates and watered down in bottles, very pretty.  Pure White with Dark Wax on the chalkboard windows look old, like it!
Added texture to a quatrefoil frame with Chalk Paint® in Primer Red, French Linen and Old White layered in just a way to give an old weathered look.
Finch pottery made to look ravaged by time and use. 
They are beautiful.

Love seeing all the Quite Simply...Beautiful Things!

image via Pinterest

We hope 2013 brings you all of your New Years Resolutions and More!  Can't wait to see all the projects created this year! We will resume our regular Link Party next Tuesday.  Enjoy the first day of the New Year!


  1. Thank you Amber for hosting a wonderful party. Happy New Year.
    Anne Dees

  2. Great stuff, as always! Sorry you had a sick little one. Happy NEw YEar and keep up the great inspirations!