Showing off While They Snooze blog

March 28, 2013

A few weeks ago I was honored to be asked to join in on the Creating with the Stars challenge over at East Coast Creative. I was partnered up with a blogger who would be completing the projects and I was there (virtually anyway) to offer support and ideas.

Well, my blogger was a rock star – probably because her name is Sarah. ;) She blogs over at While They Snooze…love that title.

Allow me to brag on her and her projects a bit, won’t you? The first week she knocked it out of the park with a project that started with a tire. Yep, a big, heavy tire:

She found it on the side of the road and found a use for it – I love the way her mind works!

Her and her hubby made a base out of plywood, then cut out some legs with a jigsaw as well: 

DIY tire table

They created a top with the plywood so it could actually be used as a table:

DIY tire table

After that was done it was time to hide the tire. You didn’t think she was keeping it, right? ;)

It involved lots and lots of rope:

DIY tire table

Who would ever think that was a tire under there? And it’s the perfect height and size for next to a chair. Totally funky and fun and pretty much free! (The whole tutorial is up at ECC here.)

I think her next project was my favorite one for the challenge – she was inspired by plate art from Anthropologie that was…get ready for this -- $7,500. Choke.

She made her own with 30 dollar store plates and a few other supplies:

plate art

I know, brilliant, right?

She hung each plate, making sure each line was level:

plate art

Then she used a projector to get an image up on the wall and large enough to trace with a Sharpie:

Amazing! It really came out beautifully: 

What I love is that you could do this with any image – the possibilities are endless! You can see more details on how she did this art here.
For the last project Sarah did a beautiful water color looking map table, and I LOVE it:
map table
I’m sure she’ll be doing a post on that one too, be sure to check out her blog for the details.
Told you she is crazy talented – and did I mention she’s got a full time job and kids? And came up with these ideas and completed them each in less than a week?? I was a little in awe, seriously.
Here are a couple other projects from her blog I thought you would like as well – a totally free stencil wall:
DIY wall stencilDIY_Wall_Stencil_ 
Who needs a stencil when you have cardboard? For real.
And I think this has to be one of my favorite projects of hers – the DIY metallic art:
Just gorgeous! I’ve been trying to figure out where I do the same project since I first saw this post.
The talent out in blogland continues to astound me! So much inspiration, so little time to copy it all. ;)
Be sure to check out Sarah’s blog here, and you can cheer on the remaining contestants over at East Coast Creative here!
I’ll be back tomorrow with some organization in the basement, whooee!
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  1. Thanks for showing up (I mean off...LOL) Sarah! I really like her decor style. Going over to her blog now...

  2. These are totally awesome! I like the idea of the tire/ many possibilities!

  3. Thanks Sarah! It was fun while it lasted. I need a nap now!

  4. Sarah is my good friend IRL... so glad the blog world is getting a glimpse into her talent! She never fails to amaze me! She did an amazing job with Creating with the Stars and I was shocked when I saw she got eliminated this week. So many amazing things are ahead for her.

    1. Thanks for all the help the past few weeks, Katie!

    2. I was really rooting for you, Sarah...and not just because you're a Central Florida blogger, but because you've got talent for days. Your projects were some of my top picks and always earned my votes. I thought you were a shoe-in for the win. Regardless of the competition outcome, I hope you feel proud of your efforts. They were a huge success in my book!

      The Thinking Closet

    3. Thanks Lauren. I doubted myself the whole way so that means a lot! -Sarah

  5. Great projects! I especially love the metallic art. I might have to try that one!

  6. Oh my word. OH MY WORD! I really want to be her when I grow up!!!

  7. That plate wall is amazing!!!

  8. Amazing! You should have your own TV show similar to Design on a Dime or High Low Project! Very creative Sarah!

  9. That tire table just floors me! So creative. Really loved all your projects!

  10. I LOVE those plates! Omg! SO cute! : )


  11. East Coast Creative has it goin' on. That's for sure. Go Sarah! Love the plates - projectors are a crafter's best friend!

  12. OMGOSH she is amazing.. LETS get her an HGTV segment .....Wonderful and who knew an old tire could be so stinking cute... LOVE It and will join her blog..Thanks sister for posting such great9NESS) TOODLES .>Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

  13. The painted map coffee table was my favorite project this round! I LOVED it. Bummer.
    Thanksf or the link to all her other fabulusness, though!

  14. HOLY COW!!! Those are some amazing projects!! Thanks for introducing us to to ruin the rest of my day on her blog. My nonproductivity is on your conscience now!!

  15. Incredible! I really love the plates :-)
    Off to spend some more time on her blog!
    Jo :-)

  16. I am always amazed by the neat projects people can do.. That plate art is insanely awesome!!

  17. Everybody is so nice! :) And about that HGTV thing... What can we do about that? Haha Thanks everyone for the love!

  18. Sarah you are so talented! (Both of you Sarah's are)So nice to get to learn about your blog! Thanks Sarah (TDC)for 'showing off Sarah'! :)


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