2 blogs really caught my eye this week, each for different reasons. First up, Bri from You, Me & A Weiner's dramatic buffet/dresser makeover with O'verlay's, the amazing new fretwork panels created by Danika (Gorgeous Shiny Things) & her business partner Cheryle. Bri took one of these...
I also saw this post on Rambling Renovators that asked (and answered) a question I've long been wondering--what happens with those houses that Sarah Richardson renovates & flips on the HGTV show Sarah's House?? Yesterday I found out...and it's bad. Rooms we loved, like this guest bedroom from season 2...
The woman who creates edible perfection like this.
Can you believe she's self-taught and has only been baking since February 2007?? Unbelievable, right? She emailed me a few weeks ago and asked for some design advice about her living room, but when I looked at her blog, Bella Loves Pink, I was totally blown away. I told her she should go on one of those Food Network cake shows, and then she told me she's only been baking since 2007--unbelievable, right? Here's more of her story in her own words . . .
I've been working all weekend on a master bedroom project featuring the fabrics and carpet above. I'm happy with the selections I made and am excited to present my project this morning--needless to say, I'm a bit light on posting. In the meantime, if you want to see some great thrift store finds you must pop over to AB Home Interiors and check out the stuff Amanda found while on vacation last week (at her parent's lake house, no less!). Lucky for her she has access to a trailer, so she's bringing it back home to show it a little love. As much as I love Atlanta, she's got me wishin' I was living in Missouri! :)
I've been a bad girl, I know. I took a few days off from blogging and missed it while I was gone, but I was able to organize my entryway which was much needed. Hopefully I'll be able to post a photo tomorrow, if the weather cooperates. It looks a million times better now, even if I do say so myself! But back to today. Since I'm all about painted furniture and itching to get started on the pieces stacking up in my garage, I'm posting some inspiration images. I love Canadian House & Home magazine, and if it wasn't $57 for a subscription, I would have it delivered to my box every month! Maybe next year I'll get over the price and get one . . . or not.
I found some GOOOOOOD stuff this weekend! Like I said yesterday, I heart Goodwill. I'm always on these on-off spurts about thrift stores, and I"m definitely back on now. You wouldn't BELIEVE some of the stuff people give away (well, since you're here you're probably a "thrifter", so maybe you would). I always think about how lucky I'd be if I knew all of these people who give this stuff away and I could just run by their house and pick it all up. I'd probably end up on Oprah's next show about Hoarders. My spree started off with this baby.
Are these the biggest steaks you've ever seen or what????? I really wanted to put the photo at the top, but I didn't want to gross you out. I wanted to eeeeaaaassssseeeee you into it. Look.
As most of you know, I entered the True Value DIY Drama contest because we have a lot of DIY drama in our home and so many projects to complete. The prize is a $5000 True Value shopping spree and a 2 hour in-home consultation by the True Value Master of All Things Hardwarian! (Professional guidance = a lesson in making things right!) My video is embarrassing. You know I love to show off DIY home improvement projects WHEN they're done and beautiful. So, showing something ugly and a source of DIY gone wrong in our home wasn't easy. Being chosen as a finalist is so exciting! It's also nerve-wracking! So close! A 1-in-10 chance! But I really, really, really need your help!
I'd love to show you the DIY process and what $5000 at True Value in the hands of a DIY'er can do with a pitiful master bathroom suite. I'm in shameless pleading, swallowing my pride mode.
I'm so thankful for your votes! If you're voting...please leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from you and acknowlege your help (your gift to me). Everytime I see another vote, I feel like someone has given me a cookie! You know how that feels. It makes your day! So warm and fuzzy and happy and so relieved and so excited! Help me to 'smoke' the competition! DIYblog-friend power to the rescue!