My 5 Favorite Furniture Artists

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I get a lot of inspiration from various other bloggers and “furniture artists” I have discovered over the past three years online.  You may already be familiar with the lovely women I am about to share, or their names may be new to you.  Either way, their work deserves to be recognized and passed along.

So join me as I introduce you to my five favorite online furniture artists!

Mary of Orphans with Makeup

orphansMary’s work is always highly professional.  Her finishing techniques are so varied, she is constantly presenting something new.  Her photography and staging are stunning as well.

Linda of Q is for Quandie


Linda finds some of the most beautiful pieces to makeover!  I am often drooling with envy over her latest Craigslist discoveries.  She paints a lot with MMS Milk Paint (which I love using) and has a whimsical, fun style.  Plus, her writing style is full of energy and spunk.

Suzanne of The Painted Drawer

mustard15-826x1024Suzanne also produces professional quality makeovers that are always elegant and refined.  I have had a little bit of interaction with her over email and blog comments, and she comes across as a genuine, kind person. Her blog is filled with gorgeous images and inspirational makeovers.

Rachel of Shades of Blue Interiors


I have not had the pleasure of meeting or interacting with Rachel, but I feel like if we ever do cross paths we would be great friends.  Her blog is youthful, energetic, and very stylish. Rachel does a lot of excellent hand-painting on her furniture, which is a style I love.

And lastly . . . Marian of Miss Mustard Seed


In my mind Marian’s work is the ultimate in furniture style and transformation.  She is my blog “idol,” and I mean that in a very non-creepy way 🙂  Her pieces have inspired so many of my furniture makeovers, and much of what I know about fixing and repainting furniture I learned from reading her blog.

Please take a minute to visit each of these artists and show their blogs some love.

I hope you have been inspired!



Sunday 5th of July 2015

I have been offline for a few weeks now and just read this! Thank you so much, Melanie for including me in such a fantastic list. May I add that your work is pretty stellar too! Thanks also to Chris and Cynthia! What a great community we have!


Friday 10th of July 2015

Thank you Suzanne, and I'm sorry again for originally having you as "Susan" in the post--my brain goes kind of dead in the summertime! Thank you for producing such beautiful work and sharing your techniques with us all, I have learned so much from your blog.

Cynthia - Clockwork Interiors

Thursday 2nd of July 2015

This comment is meant to be helpful, not hurtful -- I think it's "Suzanne" of The Painted Drawer, not Susan? Feel free to delete this comment after you make the correction :D Hope you have a safe and Happy Fourth of July weekend! Cynthia (who doesn't like to be called "Cindy") haha


Saturday 4th of July 2015

Oh my goodness, you are right Cynthia! Thank you. I knew that, but had a brain misfire! Was typing out this post while my boys were running around. My apologies to Suzanne!

Mary Vitullo

Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Melanie - I was just so surprised that you included me in your list. Really! ...... and may I add that you do just as amazing work yourself. Thank you so much!


Saturday 4th of July 2015

Thank you Mary! And you are a true professional artist--I am always so inspired by your work :)

chris aka monkey

Thursday 2nd of July 2015

i am familiar with marian and susan, i follow susan's blog everyday she had a very good sense of humor besides doing stunning work and of course you wolud be in my top 5 i love what you do and i feel like you are an awesome person xx


Thursday 2nd of July 2015

You are too kind :) I am thankful to have such a faithful and encouraging follower!


Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Melanie you are too, too kind! Thank you so much. I am extremely honored that you would count me in your top five! And to be in such company! All women whose work I also admire. You've made my day!


Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Linda you do amazing work, and I know if were ever able to cross paths we would get along great :) Glad I could add a little extra brightness to your day.

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