A Visit from Miss Mustard Seed

Welcome to the 125th Metamorphosis Monday!

How was your weekend? Was it a productive one or more along the lines of laid-back and relaxed? Mine was a little bit of both. I’ve been working on a few things around here that I’ll be sharing real soon.

For this week’s Met Monday, I am so excited to share a guest post from a wonderfully talented and creative lady and blogger. Marian, alias Miss Mustard Seed, has been wowing all of Blogland for some time now with her beautiful “Before and Afters.” If you aren’t already familiar with her talent for taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary, prepare to be delighted!

A huge Welcome to Miss Mustard Seed!

When Susan graciously asked me to write a guest post for Metamorphosis Monday, I was so honored. I had this party on my google calendar and attended it faithfully when I was growing my fledgling blog. It’s an awesome party and is still going strong each week. Well, what would be more appropriate to share on Met Monday than a few of my before and afters?
This what my living room looked like in December. All of the key pieces were in place, but it looked heavy and I was getting a little carried away with the accessories.
Here’s what it looks like now…
I bought this chair off of Craig’s List a few weeks ago…
…and transformed it to this.
A yard sale dresser with good bones was taken from this…
…to this. A graphic Union Jack pattern on the front makes this a bold statement piece for only the cost of paint.
Another Craig’s List find before I got my hands on it…
…and after.
Make sure you stick around for the party to feed your before and after fix! If you crave more, you can visit the Before and After category on my blog.
Thanks, Susan for inviting me here tonight!

Marian, thanks so much for sharing just a few of your past transformations. The Union Jack chest steals my heart every time I see it!

I love the way Marian decorates/styles her furniture once it’s completed. The decorative pieces she chooses to display look as if they have always been there! Perfection!

You’ll find lots more inspiration for your future “Before and Afters” at Marian’s blog, Miss Mustard Seed. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!

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  1. Gillian Layne says

    What a pleasure. Nothing better than bringing a worn dresser back for a second (or third) life. πŸ™‚

  2. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says

    Love Marian's work.

  3. Beeutiful by Design says

    Oh my I love the chair and the dressers! Great job – Jennifer

  4. Happy to be joining in this week.

    Hello Marian…You inspire me!

    janet xox

    My link is even a MMS inspiration!

  5. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    I just love Miss Mustard Seed! thanks so much for hosting this link party!

  6. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Thank you Susan for hosting Met Monday and Marian for inspiring us with her wonderful make overs!
    Hugs. FABBY

  7. Your living room turned into a beautiful transformation! Much lighter!
    Your union dresser is awesome and also the chair! You did a great job on your transformations!!

  8. Love Marian's before and afters. Always a pleasure to visit her blog. Thanks for hosting met Monday Susan.

  9. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says

    Love Marian!! She is such a sweetie! Thanks for hosting!

  10. My Cottage Charm says

    Hey Susan! πŸ™‚ Thanks for you comment on my Goodwill dresser re-do…it turned bout MUCH better than I even had in my head! (so glad! lol) Thanks also for being my newest follower, you're such a gem! πŸ™‚
    Marian is a genious…Oh my goodness, she's something else! Love her!
    Have a great week my friend
    missy πŸ™‚

  11. the cape on the corner says

    i am always amazed at marian's furniture creations! so talented!

  12. Lovely transformation! You work magic on your finds!

  13. tales from an oc cottage says

    She is an awesome little thing, isn't she!!!

    m ^..^

  14. Thanks for hosting! XO ~Liz

  15. Karen- The Graphics Fairy says

    Thanks for hosting this party Susan! And such a treat to see Marian's beautiful work here as well. She is a good friend of mine, and in fact that fabulous Union Jack Dresser is currently in my shop!

  16. The Polka Dot Closet says

    Thank you for hosting this great party, I am so happy to link up…Off to visit other guests!


  17. Alison @ The Polohouse says

    I am a huge fan of Marian's too!
    Everything she touches turns to gold…and I say that because mustard is gold to me!

    Love what she does to transform something into a treasure!~

  18. The Old Block House says

    Thank you for hosting. I've yet to contribute, but am working on two projects for next week!

  19. classic β€’ casual β€’ home says

    How pretty is Miss Mustard Seed's living room? Can't you see curling up on her couch with a cup of tea and enjoying the surroundings?

  20. A Vintage Green says

    Wow, I've just spent hours looking at all the links on your blog and writing comments and sometimes even following. What a great group of bloggers. Really enjoyed myself.
    – Joy

  21. All beautiful transformations. What a difference in the Living Room, so much light and brighter in the after photo. Thanks for hosting.

    The French Hutch

  22. Dawn-Hydrangea Home says

    Love Miss Mustard Seed!
    Have a great week!

  23. Curtains In My Tree says

    I love your linky Monday's and wanted to say thank you again.

    Your chair is great

  24. Cathy Wall says

    Thanks for sharing Miss Mustard Seed's delightful LR and for hosting another successful Metamorphosis Monday, lots of great projects being shared!
    Cathy @ Room Rx

  25. Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl says

    Thank you SO much for hosting! Love love love Miss Mustard Seed!!! That Union Jack dresser is my fave, too…,;)

  26. Thank you so much for hosting again this week Susan. I'll be back a little bit later today to check out these creative posts. πŸ™‚

  27. At The Picket Fence says

    What a fantastic guest post! I'm so thrilled to be linking up this week. Thanks so much for hosting another great party!

  28. mary kathryn @ mathews family happenings says

    oh…what lovely pictures from Miss Mustard Seed! Thank you for hosting this party- I SO enjoy looking through the links each week. I made some wallflowers to add to my girls nursery and linked them up as well. (209) Have a wonderful day!

  29. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    Miss Mustard Seeds mets are always so inspiriting.

    If you get a chance, please stop by and enter the giveaway I am hosting on my blog.

    Happy Monday!

  30. AshTreeCottage says

    Hi Susan! I love that Union Jack dresser! More pins for the Pinterest board. Thanks for hosting!!

    Susan and Bentley

  31. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking says

    Oh I love Marion's blog! She really knows how to transform an old piece of furniture into something that looks just awesome!!

  32. Brenda Watts says

    I am a huge fan of Miss Mustard seed as well, she is so generous with her expertise…Thank you for hosting the link Up party, I have just discovered these, they are a wonderful way to discover the great things folks are doing.))

  33. Dragonfly Treasure says

    Loved seeing the before and afters! very inspirational!

  34. Crystal @ Ordinary Days says

    LOVE Miss Mustard Seed's furniture makeovers!! Especially love her new Craigslist chair!

    I'm starting a Linky Party on Mondays for "Make a List Mondays". Would love it if you could join! πŸ™‚


  35. Chari at Happy To Design says

    Hi Susan…

    Ohhh…I love Ms.Musturd Seed's blog and everything that she does! She is one of the most talented ladies in blogland! I always just oooh and aaah over all Marion's fabulous furniture transformations! Love, love, LOVE the chest that she redid for her home and would love to know how she got that finish on it! I also adore the Union Jack dresser…sooo very creative! Thank you, Marion for sharing your beautiful home and a few of your pretties with us for Susan's MM party!

    And…a thank you to you, Susan…for asking Marion to guest host the MM party today! Girl, I can't wait to see what you added to your newly redone office…DO TELL! Hehe! I hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well, dear friend! Take care and thank you for hosting another fabulous Met Monday party for us! I was so happy that I could join in this week…although I'm a bit late! Better late than never…they say!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  36. Susan, Your design skills alone would merit notice and applause, but it's the generous use you make of your networking skills and sharing information that keeps people grateful and coming back!!
    hey did you get that birth time yet?

  37. Ami w/AliLilly says

    Marian is so inspiring and amazing! I just LOVE her!! Thanks for hosting again, Susan! πŸ™‚

  38. Cass @ That Old House says

    Hello Susan!
    What fun to visit with Miss Mustard Seed; I've been tracking her for awhile — she is a wiz with a paint brush, that girl.

  39. CalypsoInTheCountry says

    Oh, I just love her blog! Thanks again for hosting today!

  40. Eileen @ Cottage Beach House says

    Thanks so much for this great party Susan. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog.

  41. Thanks for hosting the party!

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