Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Inspired by...

Because of all this blogging I'm doing, I'm getting NO sleep, but tons of ideas. Soon I'm going to have to catch up on the sleep thing, but for now...I blog!! I have decided to post on various projects I've found online that I decide to do myself. I'll link you to the orginals and we'll see how my versions turn out. :)

But my first ideas came from the recent Home-A-Rama. I'm going to attempt these on my own, on the cheap, with my own spin.

We do this quite often with client's window treatments, and I've actually seen it done better, but I've never tried it myself. I think it's time -- just have to figure out where?:

This is a Pottery Barn Kids piece, but I know I can do it cheaper on my own. ;) Love this idea!:

Umm, is this not caaauuuute?? It's a lamp, used as a ribbon holder. Darling. I will not do this with a lamp, but it has the wheels turning:

Seriously, how easy and fun is this? This one I think I will do soon...couple ideas floating around as to how I'll do it exactly:

I've seen this before but it was a good reminder of something I've been wanting to do:

I'd love to see if you've done anything similar to these, or if you decide to tackle these one your own! Have fun!


  1. Hi!
    I found your site via the "before and after" carnival! I JUST READ YOUR ENTIRE BLOG AND LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! You have such great ideas and I adore how thrifty it is! I can't wait to use some of your ideas!

  2. What cute ideas!!! I am going to have to figure out a way to do the butcher paper on the wall!

  3. I kinda think that ribbon idea is neat too, but not for a lamp...but maybe with an old lantern. Thanks for the ideas!~ sherri

  4. I love your ideas. You're doing a great job blogging. But, you do ahve to sleep my dear!!! lol
    Hugs, ~Terrie~

  5. cute stuff. i found your blog on today's creative blog. love your ideas and cute blog.

  6. Just wanted to say I love your blog and all your beautiful photos. I've really enjoyed looking it over this afternoon. I will add it to my favorites.

  7. My fam thought myhouse was a HIT on christmas day - thanks to your colorful inspiration - I DID IT!

    Now, on to the daughter's room for more! I want to paint her ugly espresso colored wood furniture, but not sure how to start!
    I only want to buy a black bed and come off only 278 bucks - but the dresser with mirror/high boy need dto be painted black - quick solutions? theme: Camp Rock (pink and black) decor! thanks for any advice chick! THANKS!


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