My First Party!!

11.03.2010





Are you ready? I hope I am. I am so nervous about hosting this party. I hope Mr. Linky doesn't give me any problems. I hope you will bear with me if it does.  I am so excited to get this party started so let's get to it.

First let me show you what I worked on last week while it was raining outside. It's not a painted piece of furniture. I am sure most of you thought that is what I would have worked on. Not this time, but there will be one soon.


Let me show you the before shot first. This is my bookcase before I changed the color of the back of it. It was a very dark brown and it had gotten quite scuffed up over time.


Here is the new fresh color. Yes, I painted it green.  I used Sherwin Williams Edamame that I already had on hand and it is just a sample jar for less than $5.


I am loving the new green color and how my stuff looks against it.





I love to add layers when creating vignettes.


Brought this in from the kitchen and added a fern to soften the space.






It only took me one day to do the whole paint job.

Now show me whatcha got! Just be sure and link your before and after post and not just your blog.
Please add my link in your post or you can copy my logo button on my side bar and place it in your post. Just make sure everyone can link to my blog. I would love for you to add yourself as a follower if you haven't already.
I appreciate your comments, too and will do my best to comment on your posts. 
I hope you will take some time and visit some of the other participants.

Now let's fun !!

KIM

I' linking to Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage and Show and Tell Fridays at My Romantic Home.

My party is still open.

79 comments:

  1. Thanks Kim for hosting!!! I won a free blog button a while back. If you would like I could see if you could use it for a new a party button if you would like?!!!

    Thanks for hosting and I love the new color!!! It really pops!!!

    Jennifer

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  2. The green is gorgeous. It really does make such a change to lighten up the backs of a bookcase. Your displays are beautiful. Good luck on your first party. Hugs, Marty

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  3. I think that is my new favorite color! I've been thinking about doing something with the back of my brown bookcases. But paint + me= disaster. So I was thinking more along the lines of wallpaper or decoupage. Love it!
    Brenda

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  4. I love the new green Kim. I am going to copy your creamy paint for my gold bee frames. Love that look.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Kim, the new green color really makes the insets in your bookcase POP! Love your vignettes too! Love that shoe form!

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  6. Kim,
    This new color looks great! I love it with your bee print and those great bookends. Very nice change!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  7. Kim, thanks so much for hosting this party. Love what you did to the bookcase...I may have to copy that idea! Linda

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  8. Again another outstanding Kim paint job..I really like the way the green makes every thing else just pop my friend...Oh I'm linked up my dear friend would not miss your first party...Nothing but luck to you Kim...you'll be great as everyone in blogland loves you to pieces...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  9. Kim, I love the color you chose to paint the inside of your cabinet. I bet everything looks great against this color green. Congrats on your first Linky party and thanks for hosting.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  10. Kim you are doing great! Your party is going to be a HUGE success. That was really nice of you to step up and host it. I hope Debbie is doing well these days. I miss her upbeat personality.

    Your bookcase looks amazing in green! Who would of thought to use that color but it sure makes everything look really pretty. Great transformation. Love it!

    I posted our garage floor painting technique we did last summer. We just loved the look. I'll add your link to the post right now.

    Thanks again for hosting and for entering my giveaway! ~Melissa :)

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  11. Oh this is so much fun Kim! I am so glad you got to take over this party and keep the fun going! Your new bookshelf color looks gorgeous and I'm thinking that is just in time for some great Holiday decorating to go along with the green! :-)
    Vanessa

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  12. Kim the post was so old I had to adjust it a little bit. I added your link just now. Have fun hosting such a great one. Enjoy!!!

    PS YES! Our floor is holding up very well. Thank goodness.

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  13. Totally loving the green also...It just makes the shelves pop and sure creates a lovely backdrop for all your pretty things.

    Best of luck with your first party..I don't have a B&A post to share this week but do plan to do one soon...A very big one *Grin*

    Blessings Kelsie

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  14. What a great look Kim! I love the green. Thanks for hosting.

    Enjoy your evening.
    Gail

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  15. Love the new green color....it looks fabulous! Your bookcase vignettes are so pretty! Great transformation!!!!
    ~Des

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  16. Kim that looks amazing! I love, love, love that green in the background. What a difference it makes!

    I joined your party...I linked an older post...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  17. Congrats Kim! I know it will be a big success! I joined in to support you!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  18. Kim thanks for hosting the linky party! Looks like it's going great! I also really love your green paint color - it's the same color I use on my fireplace wall in my den and in my hall powder room. Your home and blog and just lovely!

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  19. Love, love, love that green Kim. Oh, it delights me and is too funny because I wrote my post earlier today... Just reiterates what I said about you. Love ya!

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  20. I'm playing! Good for you, I know Debbie appreciates you taking over. I hope she comes back soon.

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  21. The paint change is fabulous! Really striking! Good luck with the party!

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  22. Thanks Kim for hosting this party. Love your new background color. I have been treating myself to all your older blog posts and your entire home is gorgeous. Thanks for your comment on my kitchen. BTW, I went back and added a link and logo button on my post to your blog. Like you, I get nervous I'm going to do something wrong in the process and forget things. It's there now and I hope you get many new followers as a result of your "party."

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  23. That green color is great! I love how it makes everything pop!! Thanks for hosting!

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  24. Kim,
    Thanks so much for hosting a party! I am so excited for you (and us)!! You have helped to get me motivated again to start some projects!
    Hugs~
    Wendy

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  25. Yay(!), your first par-tay! Thanks for hosting, and letting me share my mud room makeover. Your bookcases look amazing. I love the new paint color, and how your accessories bounce off the beautiful green! I'm off to "mingle" with your guests. lol. Take care, *Becca*

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  26. Kim, you are my inspiration! I always admire all the changes you personally do around your home. I'm not that brave!
    Love the new color choice. This makes me want to paint the backs of the built-in shelves in our living room. Your vignettes are lovely. The green is a perfect background for all your beautiful things.
    Thanks for hosting the Before & After Party. I look forward to participating as often as I have something to share. ~ Sarah

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  27. Looks awesome Kim! I love the color, so fresh looking. I love the turn out of your party so far....you are rockin it girl! Miss ya guys, but gotta run!

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  28. I love the color you chose Kim and how great your vignettes look next to it!
    What a fabulous post, thanks for hostessing too!
    Cindy

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  29. Congratulations on your first party, Kim! I am not participating with an entry~ my family room is not quite done yet. But I am participating by visiting all of the wonderful and creative "before and after's".
    I am so proud of you and so happy for you, my friend!
    You add so much to bloggland.
    Yvonne

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  30. Oh Kim I am so sorry. I have posted my make over three times. Three times I tell ya!!!! Can you take two of them off? I have tried and can't. Teresa

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  31. Kim,
    Thank you for launching your B & A party. It inspired me post my first before and after to it.

    I was catching up with your previous posts and I love all of your befores and afters.
    But I especially love the green background on your bookcase, probably because green is my favorite color. And all of your things do pop against it.

    Come by and see my first project!
    Sheila

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  32. I love it! You are such a tease though, did you do both sides? I want to see a long shot! Green is one of my favorite colors, this shade is wonderful and your stuff does looks so great with this color! When are you gonna finish? LOL!

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  33. Yes, Mary I did both sides, The color does not show from a distance so I didn't show that. Most of the vignettes I showed are the other side.

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  34. You are doing a great job hosting. I did not get a chance to look back at previous posts for something to contribute, and have not completed anything recently around my home - to busy playing and working on jewelry. Hope to next week.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  35. Ooooh, I like the green! Thanks for hosting!

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  36. Oh, WOW, sweet girl...this is one of the most successful FIRST parties I've seen. YIPEE...

    My entry isn't very big but I so wanted to play and had this post all ready..I can't wait until next time.

    Lovin' your green...fabulous look.
    Now, gotta go blog hopping...:))
    Congrats on your first party success..

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  37. I love the shade of green that you used, Kim and you are right, your stuff looks so good against it....Christine

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  38. Congratulations on hosting your first party, Kim! I can't believe the response so far.

    As for your decor - love it!!! Green is such a wonderful color. On a side note, I love the mirror above your fireplace. I have a soft spot for mirrors, round one in particular!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  39. What a great, fresh new look! The green really makes a difference!
    Congratulations on your first party! Thanks for hosting!

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  40. Wow Kim, Looks like you better send someone out for more ice...your party is a smashing success. Everything looks great and makes me want to paint something. Have fun.

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  41. Very nice colour, Green is my favourite colour :) Congrats on your party, it is such a great success.

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  42. Kim, I love the new green paint, it really does make all of your wonderful things pop!

    And congrats on hosting your very first party, I know it will be the first of many!

    Kat :)

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  43. oops...oh, dear...I am linked TWICE..no idea how I did that. Would you kindly delete that last one.? So sorry...

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  44. Love the green! So excited for you that you are hosting the party now! Thank you. I linked up a post you have seen and commented on from the past few weeks. So excited to support and be here. Take care!

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  45. So excited about your first party, Kim!!

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  46. Kim,
    My computer is in the shop again so I can't join the party ;(. Just wanted to wish you luck! I am commenting from my phone for now.

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  47. I love the new color, Kim! It really highlights all your lovely goodies...

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  48. Oh so lovely Kim!! I've joined the party with an old post this time.. but promise to do a new post for your next party.. :-)

    This was good fun.. thanks for hosting!

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  49. HI Kimmie! Oh, congratulations on your party! You have so many participants already! We have just gotten home from a trip and I am not getting to participate with you and my heart is there and I'm going to go and visit all the guest! :)
    I love what you did with your built ins. I love the green color and your do know how to deck a shelf! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  50. Thanks for hosting Kim. I always love checking out your latest, I love your house! The green looks great in your bookcases. I have always painted in mine too, until this house. {and I want to do something to these too} Anyway ~ that's for later, for now, great party!

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  51. Thanks for hosting! It looks like a fun party already. You're just a few hours into your party and you already have more links than I get to my linky party in the whole weekend! Congratulations!

    Becca
    becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

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  52. I just wanted to tell you how much I love the color you used. It looks great with all your stuff. Good luck with your party! How long is it staying open?

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  53. Thanks for hosting, Kim!

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  54. Love the green! Sorry I missed your first party. I'll have to make it to the next one.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  55. I love the color and your vignettes...sure wish I had your talent. This looks like a great party but I have had 2 big partys in the last 4 days and just too exhausted, wish I had your energy too! great turnout, I'm not surprised you will make an excellent host!

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  56. well first of all-- your bookcase looks Amazing. and 2nd- How did I miss this party.. Is this party going to be weekly? maybe i can come and play by next week..

    xoxoxoxo
    Sonny
    155 Dream Lane

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  57. Looks like your party was an overwhelming success!!! I hope to join up next week. Trying to get my bearings together! Love the bookcases. The green really helps your accessories to stand out. Great job!

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  58. Hi Kim~ Yay for your first linky party!!! I linked up an older post- hope that is okay. I am working on a before and after post for next week that should be new, but didn't get it finished yet. Off to visit other party goers! Have a great day!!:)

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  59. So sorry I missed the party! But how nice for me, since I'm running behind on decorating this season, that I get to steal (oops, borrow) all of these wonderful ideas! Hope you are having fun hosting your party, everything looks beautiful.
    xo, Andrea

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  60. I'm new to all of this, so bear with me while I try to learn the ins & outs of the blogging world! I love reading your blog and enjoy reading & looking through all things you have done! You have a beautiful home!!

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  61. Wow, what a tremendously successful first party! Thanks for hosting. By the way, I love the impact the green color has had on your bookcases... really great color choice. You have a beautiful home.

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  62. Hi Kim~

    I love the green! It looks so wonderful! :) And how fun that you are hosting this party, and I love the theme, too!

    I hope you have a fantastic day! :)

    Blessings,
    Jenni
    {Beautiful Nest}

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  63. The new shade of green on your bookshelf looks wonderful! Thanks for inviting me to the Before and After party. I linked the twiggy wreath I made.

    http://beautifulnest.blogspot.com

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  64. Lordy mercy, woman...over 70 links...for your FIRST party...see how much we all love you!!! :)

    And besides all that I thought I'd better tell you that I stole a photo off your blog...that adorable baby of yours...:))
    I have her living on my sidebar for awhile...

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  65. Hi Kim-

    Thanks for the invite to your party, what a great turn out. I will add you to my list. Thanks so much.

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  66. Wow, I love that shade of green, it makes all of your treasures look so beautiful.
    Thank you so much for hosting. This is my first time here and I'm a new follower.

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  67. Hey, Kim, your shelving looks great painted up. You always do a wonderful job with your vignettes, so pretty. I'm linking up! It's been a crazy week, so I'm late, but I'll add your button to my post too. Thanks for the invitation.

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  68. Wow Kim, you are having a party! I so want to join, will have to see if I can manage that! I hope to be back to blogging soon! Goodness, I have missed you gal!

    Nancy

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  69. Thanks for hosting such an inspirational party. Love the green on the back of your hutch - it really adds to your great vignettes. Sally

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  70. The new color is lovely. I'm a huge fan of several shades of green. Not so much Forest Green, however. But that's just me. Looks like your party is going well. Of course, we all knew it would.
    Carol

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  71. Sorry I added your party to my sidebar but I'll put it in the post too-new at this but I'll get it together!

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  72. Your shelves look great in green. (Green's always good with me ;)). I forgot you were hosting, I'll be linking up.

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  73. Way to go Kim! I don't have anything to share, but I just know I'll enjoy reading all the posts!

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  74. The green looks fantastic! Really brightens up the inside of the bookcases. I'm too chicken to paint mine but maybe some inserts instead...hmmm...now you got me thinking! :-)
    Found your blog through The Shabby Chic Cottage.

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  75. Your link is on my blog! bottom one. I called your meme Before and After, is that right?

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  76. The green is great. It draws the eye so that a visitor gets to look at all your beautiful things!

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  77. Kim, that fresh new color looks great, and what beautiful treasures you've arranged on your shelves! laurie

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  78. Love the new green. It looks so pretty with your vignettes.
    Annette

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  79. Your green is gorgeous!! I had about the same color green in the house that we just sold. I loved it because everything pops against that color.

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