Making Broken Beautiful | No. 20


January 7, 2016 by Terry

Welcome to the first Making Broken Beautiful of 2016!

I know this is going to be a fantastic year filled with many new DIY adventures!

For me the New year has started off a little sluggish.  The Christmas holidays (as lovely and enjoyable as they were) have completely drained me.  A couple of my children came down with a nasty stomach bug over Christmas (one on Christmas eve … poor dear!) so much of that time was spent sanitizing every hard surface I could so the rest of us didn’t get it!  Luckily only 2 of the seven of us got it :)

Hopefully this week’s party will be the kick in the pants I need to hop back into the swing of things!

Let’s get to last week’s inspiration!

I have to say, Keri from Repurposing Junkie has gone and inspired me to finally paint my little settee!  She painted the fabric on this bench and the results are fabulous!  Now I’m sold on actually trying this!  Especially since she was painting on velvet and got this result!  Go check out her site for the whole “how to” !


Sherri from August Blues Slipcover Studio has completely inspired me to dig out my sewing machine and try my hand at another slipcover!  The one detail that makes her work stand out is her attention to details and finding the “personality” of the piece when designing a slipcover.  I fell in love with this slipcover at first sight!  You should check out her site to see the beautiful work she does!  The backs of her pieces are my favorite part!

Drool worthy? …. um … Yah!


Another stunner was this coffee table turned tufted ottoman by Cheryl from Of Ruffles & Rifles.

She researched how to execute diamond tufting and I think she did an amazing job of it herself!  The shape, color, and fabric she chose to makeover the table with are perfect!  You really must go take a peek at the before and after pics!


Lastly, I thought this project for turning old porcelain plates into frames for heirloom family portraits was brilliant!

Biljana from Biljana Shabby shares her idea for these beautiful plates turned shabby frames.  What a great way to preserve both photos and old mismatched porcelain!   (I’m also drooling over the bedding on her bed!)


Thank you to all who inspire each week!  Let’s get this first party of the year started shall we?

Don’t forget to visit other links and show some support to your fellow linkers :)  Forge some new friendships this year!

Please remember to link back to this party when joining in :0)

Feel free to link up as many of your previous or present projects as you would like!  The more inspiration the better!

linky party 1


  1. Please post a permalink (the link to the furniture you are sharing) not the link to your blog.  Your entry must also be linked back to this party.
  2. If you are linking up things that are not furniture or design related they will be deleted …. sorry!
  3. This party will be open to join every Thursday 6:00 am MST and closes on Sunday evening 6:00pm MST  I will choose a few pieces to showcase each week and share my choices with you the following week.
  4. Please visit/leave a comment to at least two links before OR after your own!

Now Let’s Get Inspired!



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31 thoughts on “Making Broken Beautiful | No. 20

  1. mysweethingsathome says:

    All the features are awesome!! I am trying this year Keri’s trick with chalkpaint for sure!
    Happy 2016!!


  2. Entri WP says:

    That tufted coffee table is gorgeous!


  3. Katherine says:

    Thank you Terry for hosting. I love seeing all the wonderful transformations.


  4. Cheryl Licht says:

    As always, Terry, thank you so much for hosting this furniture party. And, thank you for the feature! :-) Blessings!


  5. […] The Curator’s Collection – Making the Broken Beautiful Link Party […]


  6. Biljana says:

    Thanks a lot Terry for featured my shabby frames.
    Beautiful inspirations each week! Hugs, Biljana


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  8. Crystal @whattreasuresawait says:

    So glad I found your blog and this link party! Thanks for hosting!


  9. […] Linking up at: Friday’s Furniture Fix, Making Broken Beautiful […]


  10. Happy New Year to you, Terry! Thanks so much for the first party of 2016. August Blue’s slipcovered chair is A-MA-ZING ! I’m always so impressed by people’s sewing abilities. Good luck getting back in the groove. I’m struggling a bit, as well! :D Cynthia


    • Terry says:

      I wish I lived closer to all you talented people! My home would be filled with all your great works! … of course, then I would be broke! ha ha! I hope you have a great weekend Cynthia! Thank you for your inspiration each week!


  11. kandice says:

    That slipcover is sexy!! So glad to find your party! thanks for hosting


    • Terry says:

      It really is isn’t it? :) I wish I could sew like that! Thank you for sharing some inspiration Kandice! I hope you have a great weekend!


  12. vanessasmodernvintagehome says:

    thank you for hosting this party. I always find great inspirations here


  13. Sherri says:

    Ah, Terry, you are too kind! Thanks for the feature and for hosting this party :) Looking forward to seeing your next slipcover ;)


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  15. Hi Terry, looking forward to partying with you again in 2016! That laced back slipcover is absolutely gorgeous.


    • Terry says:

      So thrilled to have you Marie! Joining in the DIY Sunday Show case faithfully too! Thank you for hosting! ….I think I need to order one of these slip covers from sherri!


  16. […] Sharing at the Making Broken Beautiful party. […]


  17. repurposingjunkie says:

    Terry, that stinks that one of your kiddos was sick on Christmas Eve. I hope everyone is feeling better now! I want to say thanks again for featuring the upholstered bench and for the awesome link party!!


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