Welcome to Your Inspired Design #50 this week. That means in two more weeks we will be celebrating Your Inspired Design’s first anniversary. It has been so much fun and inspiring seeing what others do to make their homes more organized, more functional and more beautiful. We hope you stick around for weekly inspiration.

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Our home is a little more quiet this week after moving our son back to college and having our daughter and son-in-law travel back to China for two more years. We will miss their presence after spending time with them this summer. We had a lot of laughs, shopping trips and s’mores by the campfire. Building memories that will hopefully last a lifetime is what we treasure.

Thankfully, Dean and I have a lot of projects going on behind the scenes to keep us busy during this transition. We got right to work (after I gave myself a real nice pity party for half a day). We have a real ship lap accent wall installation, painting projects and a little hand lettering signs to share in the upcoming weeks. We promise that the pictures are coming soon.

Organizational hubs is the focus this week. Doesn’t every home have that one dumping area for clutter? Well, some of us have a few of those areas. Ah-hem. It just seems like it never ends. One day you feel like you have it all under control and the next day you get more mail to sort through, you go to the crafts store to buy more supplies for that Pinterest project you saw this morning or you splurge at the grocery store because your eyes are bigger than your tummy. Where am I going to put all of this, you say.

We can learn from our featured guests this week that it doesn’t have to be expensive, you don’t have to have tons of space and you can make it pretty simple and straight forward when it comes to curbing your clutter. The features below stopped me in my tracks when I saw these clever ladies using their organizational and DIY skills. We hope you are inspired.

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No room for a pantry in your kitchen? Julie from Live With Julie’s House gives you a step by step tutorial on how to make a pantry between the studs in your kitchen wall. Whaaat? I am still blown away by this idea. Great job, Julie, and thanks for including the supply list.

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Now that most of the kids are out of the house, I am scanning which bedroom closet I can convert into a craft space. Re purposing and using see through containers is how Butterflies and Baubles blog organized this area. I like that she used what she had and didn’t feel as though she needed to go out and purchase pretty new baskets and bins that are all”matchy-matchy”. Some are and some aren’t and that’s okay. The goal is to just get organized. If you want to change it up later, go for it.

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Lolly Jane whipped up this little area that screams DIY modern farmhouse. Did you think they misspelled the word Bakery? Click on over to the blog and read the personal story behind that wooden sign. You will also be directed to the DIY wooden shelves tutorial. So cute!

I hope you have enjoyed the features this week, be sure to go to their sites and show them some love! Now, let’s get on with this week’s party.

Blessings,

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Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Lisa & Gloria @ Potentially Chic

Holly @ McCall Manor

 
Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
 
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!
 
 
You can grab a party button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
McCall Manor

 

 

 
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Where is your ‘happy place’?  You know that place you go to in your mind when the washing machine breaks, dinner is sandwiches (again), the dog needs a bath when you don’t have time to give your dog a bath, etc.

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Mine is the farmhouse that Mr. Creativity’s family owns.  It has been in the family for years and has even had it’s time on the silver screen (Walking Tall–the original one, not the one with the Rock).  We visit a few times a year and like to wander over the property. 

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In the summertime we enjoy the wind blowing through the trees, picking wild blackberries and taking turns on the swing.  In the winter we enjoy going in the outbuildings and not worrying about snakes.

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So over on instagram, I’ve been sharing some of my recent pics from the Farmhouse.  It’s a series I’m calling Farmhouse Still Life. 

Very clever, no?

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Farmhouse front porch with church biench

These pics are the ones I have shared so far and hope that you will join me for the last ones over the next few days.

 

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Hey Y’all!

It is party time! I had such a great time going through the links from last week. It is fun to see what other people are doing with their creativity. Some are building things, some are planting things, some are crafting things.  You get such an array of inspiration with each party here!

Link PartyOur little party here was born from several of us meeting at Haven last year.  Haven is what I lovingly refer to as ‘Bloggercon’. A bunch of bloggers show up at a convention and meet each other and learn from bloggers that are rocking and rolling.  Bloggercon let’s you meet people who understand what you do with your time.  You can talk about SEO and plug-ins and people don’t cock their head to the side like you’re singing off key to them.  It’s great!

Our group decided that we wanted to highlight different bloggers by featuring 3 each week that stand out to us, we hope you have been enjoying it each week! So let’s get to it. 

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Over the Apple Tree shared a step by step tutorial on how to make your very own tufted headboard! I think this would be fantastic in a dorm room as a way to personalize a rather boring space.

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Next, is this fabulous tour of a farmhouse that had me drooling on my keyboard.  Stacey at Poofing the Pillows shares her friend Cathy’s farmhouse with us.  It’s pin-worthy for sure! The office is one of my favorite rooms.  Oh, and the kitchen.  You’ll love it too!

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Over at The Darling Place, Leslie is sharing her periodic table prints.  She did a great job creating these herself and she is so sweet to attach the pdf so that you can have them for your home.  I can see these in a teen boy’s bedroom or in a vintage style family room. 

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Once you print these out, you can hang them using the method I used on my vintage maps! It’s very easy and looks great on the wall.

I hope you have enjoyed the features this week, be sure to go to their sites and show them some love! Now, let’s get on with this week’s party.

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Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Lisa & Gloria @ Potentially Chic

Holly @ McCall Manor

 
Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
 
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!
 
 
You can grab a party button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
McCall Manor

 

 

 

 

It has come to my attention that I have grey hair. Enough, in fact, that I have friends pointing it out to me.

And I know what you are thinking and yes, they are still my friends.  I mean, really, if I got rid of all of my friends that told me the truth, I’d be looking like The Donald.  He needs better friends. 

Friends tell friends to dial down the spray tan.

Vintage Wood Mercantile by Amy Howard at McCall Manor

Aging isn’t my favorite thing when it comes to crows feet and grey hair. But when it comes to wood, well, that’s a different matter.

While at Bloggercon (Haven), I was able to get my hands on some fun new products that have hit the shelves.  One of which ages wood.  And while a lot of you have old barns on your property that you can tear down and repurpose the wood for some fantastic wood wall or mirror frame or whatever, most of us don’t have that.

Never fear barnwood-look fans! You can now take brand spanking new wood and age it without too much work! Amy Howard at Home has a new line called Vintage Wood Mercantile and you simply paint on this product and wait.  That’s it.  Really. 

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It works with the tannins in the wood and turns them dark grey or dark brown, depending on the wood type.  Some wood has more of the tannins and will turn almost black.  For these types of wood, you can cut the product with water to weaken it if you want a lighter look.

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I also learned about adding venetian plaster on top of the aged wood and can’t wait to try it on a larger scale (that’s the effect on the top piece of wood in the pic above…yum!)

A company called Crates and Pallets gave all Haven attendees a crate in our swag bag, so I thought it would be fun to see what happened if these two products got together. I’m a match maker at heart…

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Well, the effect was less than I had hoped for, but still lovely in it’s own way. There were fewer tannins in this wood than in the pallet wood in the pics above, so the wood turned slightly darker, but not as dark as I had hoped.

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After brushing on the aging product, I let it sit until it dried and then added a wide-mouth mason jar to hold pens and pencils. 

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See the difference?  This wood barely turned a light brown while the wood samples that I painted earlier turned almost black.  That is the magic of tannins. 😉

I didn’t seal this wood because it will be sitting by a desk and honestly, I want it to age a little more.  Maybe if every thing around me looks older, I’ll look younger by contrast. #WishfulThinking

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I hope to try this product on a shiplap wall very soon!  What are some ways you can envision using aged wood?  I’d love to hear from you!

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I have used other Amy Howard at Home products in the past and loved them.  Remember the Toscana Milk paint sconces? Or the spray lacquer bench? Or my favorites, the ombre dresser and the milk paint dresser.  She has a complete line of painting/decorative finishes!

Carol here, I’m your hostess this week and I’m excited because we have some fabulous posts to share.

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This Your Inspired Link Party is a special one. Last year at Haven Conference, the ladies who bring you this link party met, bonded and formed Southern Haven Tribe. We haven’t reached our year anniversary yet, but we met again at this year’s Haven and had a reunion and enjoyed each other’s company again. We are all back home now and bursting with ideas to bring you more great ideas and content on our individual blogs.

Having said that, if you are a blogger who links up at Your Inspired Designs, we have to say “sorry” for not commenting, posting, pinning, Instagramming  (Is that a word?) your wonderful posts. 4 days of seminars, meet~ups, group pow~wows, and travel, etc. pretty much takes up the days. Sprinkle in a few meals (Haven feeds you really well!), meeting with fabulous vendors, browsing their products, DIY workshops, and oh, sleep ~ you get the picture.

One of the best parts of Haven is meeting YOU! It was so awesome to meet Carol from The Red Painted Cottage and Lynn from Nourish and Nestle among others. Hugs to everyone!

Let’s get started.

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I was immediately smitten with Kathryn from The Dedicated House idea for wrapping books with coordinating paper for a pretty and cohesive look throughout your home. As a book lover, I have hundreds of books that could be prettier in my home decor.

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My idea of the perfect DIY project is easy, inexpensive, practical and pretty (or cute). Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate created these great napkin rings that fulfill all those criteria. She used the napkin rings in her Alfresco Tablescape Blog Hop last week. (I was a part of that fun, creative endeavor ~ if you missed it, check out my Romantic, Coastal Alfresco Tablescape and visit all the beautiful table decor.)

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We all love finding discarded items on the side of the road (That hasn’t happened to me yet!), at garage sales, flea markets, and thrift stores and turning them into something useful and pretty. Julie at Live from Julie’s House did just that with reclaimed wooden shutters. I love how she used them to make a stunning outdoor living area.

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Enjoy these and all our other link~up ladies and please share your beautiful content.

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Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Lisa & Gloria @ Potentially Chic

Holly @ McCall Manor

 
Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
 
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!
 
 
You can grab a party button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
McCall Manor

 

 

 

 

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Hey everyone! It’s great to be hosting Your Inspired Design #47 this week. I can’t believe we are coming upon our one year anniversary of our link up. It has been such a great experience meeting so many other DIY bloggers who love sharing their projects every Thursday with us. Please keep those great projects coming and don’t forget to share with others.

Carol, Gloria, Holly and I are so excited to attend the Haven Conference this week. If you aren’t familiar with Haven, it is a conference for DIY bloggers. What do a bunch of DIY bloggers do at a conference? Well, we aren’t usually sitting behind our laptop blogging, nope, too busy for that. There are sessions from fine tuning our social media skills, making DIY projects with some of the great sponsors like Ryobi Tools and the most fun is networking with other like minded DIY bloggers. You know, people that actually “get” what you do either full time or as your weekend side hustle. It’s a place where you can learn, grow and be inspired and no one says “you do what?”. You should check it out if you are interested in this kind of thing.

I am super excited to share this week’s feature with you so let’s get started.

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Signs, signs, signs. I am working on hand lettering projects every day. Some are on paper, some on wood and others on canvas but never did it cross my mind to letter on concrete. Not until now, at least. Thank you for the inspiration from Jenny at Paint Yourself A Smile.

Up next, The red painted cottage transformed her childhood dresser. That’s really awesome that it has stayed in the family all these years. Just look at what a little paint will do.

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Wrapping up this week’s Your Inspired Design features is Sadie at Sadie’ Seasongoods with a unique way to display your hats. She used salad bowls! Yes, ma’am. If you threw out your old wooden salad bowls you might want to run down to the nearest Goodwill to get some more. Now, that’s what I call creative.

 

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Thank you all for sticking around for another Your Inspired Design. I am looking forward to all the new entries next week. Remember to share this with your friends. There are so many talented and skilled people out there that we still haven’t even tapped into yet. We want to hear from you.

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Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Lisa & Gloria @ Potentially Chic

Holly @ McCall Manor

 
Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
 
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!
 
 
You can grab a party button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
McCall Manor

 

 

 

Hey Y’all!

I’m thrilled to be the hostess that gets to choose the features this week.  You all are the most clever people, I must say. Thanks so much for linking up with us each week. 

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I’m back in Tennessee this week for one last hoorah.  The Pretty Girl sat Mr. Creativity and me down back in April to show us a 13 page power point presentation on  why she should be able to fly back to Tennessee for the last week of camp.  It seems that if we hadn’t let her do this, we would have ruined her life and she would probably end up living on the streets talking to trash cans.  So you can see we why only had one option…

Anyhooo, I have managed to get one single, lonely little project done while having all the kids home this summer and I shared it earlier this week.  If you want to see a sad little farmhouse table go from pitiful and awkward to just plain adorable, click here!

Now let’s get on with the features from last week.  They are so much fun!

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Pam, from Every day Living, created a beautiful tablescape for her outdoor table.  Seriously every view is just a delicious treat for the eye!

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Over at the Purple Hydrangea, Lisa has discovered what NOT to do with Mod Podge.  Now, that makes it sound like she messed up, but this girl figured it out and is sharing what she learned! Way to go Lisa, the night stand turned out beautifully!

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Since I’m here in Henderson and my mom has the most beautiful Crepe Myrtles lining her back deck and sidewalk, this post from Rhonda at Ramblings of a Southern Girl spoke to me.  These beautiful blooms are the epitome of summer to me.  Well, that and watermelon and swimming pools and American flags.

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Please give these featured projects a shoutout and say congrats. We can’t wait to see what you all have in store this week!

The doors are open for this party. Ya’ll come on in.

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Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Lisa & Gloria @ Potentially Chic

Holly @ McCall Manor

 
Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
 
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!
 
 
You can grab a party button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
McCall Manor

 

 

Hey Y’all!

You know that family member that might be a little ‘quirky’ and people outside the family aren’t really sure how to take them? You know the one…

The one that always tells you jokes that make no sense, or the one that smells like vapo-rub and tangerines. Everyone has them in their family.  If you can’t think of who that might be in your family, well, just realize that there is value in your quirkiness.

Quirky is a good thing.  You are an original.  You will never be mistaken for someone else.  You can rub on all the vapo-rub you want to and your family will just shake their heads and laugh a little to themselves because you are just being you.

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This little table has a few quirks of it’s own.  And I absolutely adore it anyway.  The legs are a little wonky.  One of the boards on top doesn’t line up with the rest of the boards.  It’s legs are a little too spindly looking for some people.

But I love it.  It’s like dear old what’s-her-name that is related on my great uncle’s side of the family.  😉

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My friend Haley bought this table for $12.50 at a second hand store and her family (the whole family) hated it.  Of course I walked in and it was my favorite piece in her family room. 

She asked me if I wanted it since she couldn’t keep it.  Ummmm, yes please.  You had me at wonky legs!

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A previous owner had stained it with the darkest red stain I’ve ever seen in my life.  It was as pitiful as blue hair on your grandma.

So, out comes the stripper (go ahead and get your giggles out) and I took the stain off the top of the table.  The legs, I decided, should be painted.

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As a part of the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest™ I received samples from the Old Fashioned Milk Paint company and a can of Safecoat Acriglaze to seal.  The colors that I chose were Soldier Blue and Oyster White.  I decided to mix the two and see what color emerged.  Since this month’s theme for the contest is Farmhouse Fun, I thought this was a perfect fit.

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It turns out that the color is a slightly greyed robin’s egg blue. And I love it!

If you’ve never used milk paint before, it does take some getting used to.  It can be clumpy and it will flake off if your surface is too slick.  But as luck would have it, I don’t mind lumps and the finish on this table was anything but slick. ha

Once the paint is dry, you can sand down the lumps and it gives a mottled look to your piece.  Which is just bonus character.

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After the paint has been sanded smooth and all the dust has been wiped off, you can seal it with the Acriglaze.  You paint it on with a brush and let it dry for an hour.  I even sealed the top with the glaze after I stained it with a dark walnut stain.  It gives a clear, matte finish that is durable

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Now that my little table is a little more socially acceptable, Haley’s family may want it back.  But sadly, I think this little quirky table fits in better with me. 😉

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If you want to see a few more creations using The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company products, you can check out Evey’s post and Stacy’s post. If you are a blogger and think you might enjoy participating in this contest, email info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com and request to join! It’s fun!

 

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Happy July. Hot as blazes, 100 in the shade, and as Yogi Berra used to say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”.

I am so pleased to be your hostess this week as I had no trouble picking out my favorites from the wonderful contributions from last week’s Your Inspired Design Link Party.

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So, however hot it is where you are, grab a tall glass of iced tea and sit down and share your best projects or just enjoy the creativity of other folks.

Have a great weekend and let’s party.

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My first favorite is from Antonella at WhiteHouseCrafts.   These are so cute. The creativity just leaps off the pages. You have to check out these party and craft ideas.

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I am a pushover for anything pink and vintage and practical at the same time. And, since I do have 2 of the cutest granddaughters ever, I was smitten by this adorable dresser from OrphanswithMakeup. Mary did an amazing job, not only painting, but staging this dresser in her daughter’s room. I am definitely in pink paradise.

Pink vinage dresser

I love farmhouse decor, actually farmhouse anything (Check out my Pinterest Board, Farmhouse Fantasies.) Once again, Tammy at OneMoreTimeEvents had me at hello. Taking me back to school days, she used farmhouse~vibe gift wrap to further my farmhouse fantasies.

Farmhouse Gift wrapping paper

And because we all love to dine outside ~after the sun goes down ~ I thought Rhonda at RamblingsofaSouthernGirl created the cutest tablescape using fish dishes, and you won’t believe this, a cricket basket! You go girl.

Tablescape with Fishes

Please give these fav creative projects a shoutout and say congrats. We can’t wait to see what you all have in store this week!

The doors are open for this party. Ya’ll come on in.

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Your Inspired Design

 

Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Lisa & Gloria @ Potentially Chic

Holly @ McCall Manor

 
Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
 
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!
 
 
You can grab a party button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
McCall Manor

 

 

Hey Y’all!

I’m sitting here at my kitchen table, looking at the patio and pool area while a summer storm blows over us.  It’s a gorgeous mixture of greens from the grass, trees and patio plants and blues ranging from the aqua of the pool to the crisp blue of the sky and contrasted by the white puffy clouds.  And I think to myself, who cares what your guest bathroom looks like? I sure don’t!

But then just last week my daughter took her friend upstairs to hang out and I could hear her friend say “Wow! I love your bathroom up here.  It’s so pretty!” and I think okay, so once it’s no longer gorgeous outside, the inside needs to be looking happy and pretty.

Bathroom update

This bathroom was boring builder beige with zero personality for about 9 years. I would love to tell you that it didn’t matter because no one ever used it.  But that’s not the case since we basically run a family/friends hotel during the year (we live 20 minutes from Disney). Sadly, our guests got the plain bathroom all of those years.

Boo Holly. 

Big company fail.

Time to make it pretty.

The sink base cabinet got the first bit of attention when I painted it in ASCP Graphite and sealed it with the lacquer finish.  It has held up beautifully and was worth the 30 minutes it took to complete. (Don’t you wish every home project just took 30 minutes??)

Bathroom update

The original bathroom faucet was fine.  It did it’s job.  Never leaked a day in it’s life.  But <yawn> it was blah.

So when Moen graciously offered a sink faucet from Home Depot to jazz up my bathroom, I was giddy! I love how this piece is more like a sculpture than a plain old faucet. It  has old world charm with clean lines. It also Microban which equals fewer germs with out more work from me! It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Bathroom update

The frame around the mirror is not attached yet because I can’t decide if I like it or not.  Once I attach it, I had better love it. So that might be a decision that I put off for another 9 years, if I know myself at all.

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This bathroom didn’t have a towel rack, so guests were just supposed to throw their wet towels over the shower curtain rod.  Or leave them in a pile on the floor like we do at hotels. Or just stand there and hold them all day long.

None of those were good options.

I had a piece of salvaged architectural trim that I picked up at a flea market last fall for about $5. I cut it down to size and attached metal coat hooks.  I sealed the whole thing (metal and wood) with Thompson’s water seal just for safe keeping. 

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I think this might be one of my all-favorite projects around the house.  It screams farmhouse to me.  Which is one of my all-time favorite words.

Bathroom update

Well, there you have it! A little tour of our spiffed up bathroom! Nothing crazy or fancy, just a few touches here and there to make it a little happier to look at once our summer views are gone (i.e. my patio plants finally die).

But for today, I’ll sit and enjoy the view.

summer view

Are you doing any spiffing up around your house this summer? Or are you just relaxing and taking in the views?

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** Moen supplied the faucet free of charge for a review.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.  A link to product information is included for your convenience.