Making Broken Beautiful | No. 22


January 21, 2016 by Terry


Hello everyone!  Happy Thursday!!! …. Already!!!

WoW! I can’t believe how time is flying … we are almost at the end of January!

So this week has been another one that seems to have gotten away from me … I did manage to get some painting done and a chair upholstered.  The photos for the dining room refresh are picked through and edited so all I have to do is share them now …  :)

My big girls are writing final exams right now so things feel a little serious around here.  On a lighter side… one of them got their driver’s license last week so it takes the pressure off me to drive them to their jobs etc.  Just in time too as my twins have a hockey tournament that I need to volunteer for this weekend (dad is the coach) and the middle child (girl) has a basketball tournament in Carstairs, 45 min down the road!  Ahhhhhh …. we Fosters are all over the province this weekend!:)  Jobs and sports will rule this weekend!

So…. I invite you to sit down with a nice cup of coffee or some other grown up beverage and take in the works of these amazing people!

BUT … before that happens I need your opinion:

Most of you link up on Fridays … should I change the party to Fridays?  I want to make it easy to remember and make sure that the readers looking and browsing your projects get the full party.  Let me know and if there are any changes I will announce it next week!

Okay … let’s see what caught my eye last week!

So … Since I’ve been upholstering this past week it is only right that I show you what I’d like most of my projects to look like when they grow up!  Ha ha!

D. D.s’ Cottage and Designs nailed that look for me with this stunning wing back chair!  Her whole post is just dripping with visual inspiration!


Now … Please take a seat in the lovely chair above while you wait to be served from this breathtaking Butler’s Pantry!  I seriously felt the WOW factor with this post from Lory of Designthusiasm  … Lory … I want to be your new best friend and invited over for … well… anything!  Ha ha!  Best closet makeover EVER!


And … of course if you’re going to have a Butler’s Pantry, you will certainly need a butler!  Oh! But how will you call your butler when you need him? …

hmmmmmm ….  Catherine from Freddy & Petunia will definitely be able to help you out with her Butler’s Button!  If you only need Champagne there’s a button for that too!  These are so cute and easy to make!  Go check out the full post for more fabulous pictures and ideas!  How fun!


Oh how I would like to have a Butler … maybe even just a maid? … someone to pick up stray socks? … I guess I can only dream :)

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in the inspiring of others last week!  This little party is slowly growing and that makes my heart sing!

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. 22

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  2. Awww- you’re so sweet to feature my Butler’s button!
    Thank You Terry!
    And YES! I DO need a butler’s pantry to go with my call button. That one is really beautiful!


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  4. Maxine says:

    Great Choices for this week Terry!!
    Either day will work for me as far as when we link up…. I will go with the majority!!
    Have a great weekend!


  5. Thank you so much for featuring my chair-so sweet!


  6. distresseddonna says:

    Terry, I wish the weather was not so lousy. I am super inspired to go forth and paint furniture. Stay warm and thank you for hosting!


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  8. My baby got her driver’s license last week too! Yikes!… (I was very happy for her until I saw the insurance premiums! ;) Being a parent of teenage drivers is definitely not for the faint of heart!
    Good luck to your athletes this weekend! Sounds busy, but fun.
    As for your party, maybe Friday a.m. would be better? But whatever you decide is cool with me. Take care, Cynthia


    • Terry says:

      Thank you Cynthia! It’s so hard to let go and trust her! … she is an excellent driver but my chest gets tight even thinking of her driving without ME! Ahhhhh … as far as I’m concerned she should still be playing barbies at home ;) This would be the part where she rolls her eyes and tells me I’m overprotective! ha ha I hope you have a great weekend!


  9. Mary Vitullo says:

    Beautiful inspiration. Thanks for the party and have a great weekend.
    P.S. For me, it makes no difference to join your party either Thursdays or Fridays.


    • Terry says:

      Thank you Mary! I appreciate it! I hope you have a great weekend …BTW I now have two girls wanting me to paint their dressers like the one you linked up this week :) ! Well done!


  10. I haven’t participated in Link up parties much. I’ll have to add it to my calendar and give it a go.Your selections are great….I need that “Butler Button”, why limit myself to just Champagne :)


    • Terry says:

      Oh I would be so happy to have you each week here … you do great work! … I think I’m going to install both buttons myself too ;) I hope you enjoy the weekend!

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      • I have a little french provincial dresser I’m just finishing up. I’ll go check out the info on how to play. Thanks Terry!!


      • Okay, one question…..can you email me link to the link up thingy? I tried to track it down and couldn’t find it. Anyway, thank you for adding me to your Blogs list. I went through and followed most of them, so much talent! Ihave to get my day started – I’ll follow the others later. Thanks Terry!!


      • disregard….I found the link! LOL


      • Terry says:

        You are so funny! I’m sorry for not getting back to you sooner … bad hostess I know! So happy you figured it out! I hope you didn’t get scared off and will join in again this week!


      • Terry, I haven’t had a chance to join your Making Broken Beautiful yet, but I did want to send you a great big thanks for adding me to your list of blogs read. I have a very small following and a few people have stopped by because you added me. I followed a good majority of those blogs….all great suggestions. xxoo


      • Terry says:

        You are so sweet! I hope you will join in the party one day, you do lovely work! I’m so happy to hear that you are gaining traffic and new friends through my blog … it makes my heart smile :) I hope you have a great week!

        Liked by 1 person

      • We are the mutual admiration club heehee. Work work should be slowing down soon, and after that I’ll have the energy again for doing the extra’s.

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  13. Cheryl Licht says:

    What fun features! Love it. Thank you for continuing to host. Personally, I like Thursday link ups, I just happen to do more blog work that day, but no big deal either way. Blessings! Have a great, albeit busy weekend! :) Cheryl


  14. Along with the Butler button I would like a change the toilet paper roll button, please!


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